Susan Baird Motschiedler

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Susan BairdMotschiedler
Of Counsel
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6923

Susan Baird Motschiedler is a member of Parsons Behle & Latimer's Employment and Labor Law and Litigation practice groups. She maintains a civil litigation practice with a focus on employment litigation and counseling, and business litigation.

Susan regularly represents employers in lawsuits and counsels employers in a variety of areas including the following:

  • Sex discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Age discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • ADA, disability and employee medical issues
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment contracts and compensation
  • Non-compete, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Handbooks
  • Social media in the workplace
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime, exemptions, and wage issues
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • FMLA and other leave issues
  • Terminations and unemployment
  • Union issues
  • Investigations
  • UALD and EEOC charges and audits
  • Training for management and employees

Ms. Motschiedler also maintains a practice of black lung defense counsel in workers' compensation claims brought under the federal Black Lung Benefits Reform Act.

She has represented employers with coal mine operations in Utah, Colorado, and Alabama before the Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges, the Benefits Review Board, and in appellate proceedings before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.


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University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2005)

Rhodes College (B.A., 1994)

Major: Anthropology/Sociology
Major: German

Universität Tübingen, Germany (1992-1993)


Recognized in Utah Legal Elite, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers as Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2012, Employment & Labor, 2015



Utah State Bar
Ethics Advisory Committee

Women Lawyers of Utah
Past President
Co-author, "The Utah Report: The Initiative on the Advancement and Retention of Women in Law Firms"
(October 2010)

David K. Watkiss Sutherland II Inn of Court

Salt Lake County Bar Association


U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law