Susan Russo Klein


Susan Russo Klein
direct dial: (828) 210-6821
fax: (828) 253-7200
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Susan is experienced in helping employers, businesses and nonprofits of all sizes resolve employment law issues and create strong business contracts, particularly in the hospitality industry. As former in-house counsel, Susan understands the needs of general counsel and other C-suite executives.

Susan advises organizations of all sizes on challenging employment issues, from training and compliance to defending labor audits and discrimination complaints. Her business experience includes negotiating and drafting contracts, including service agreements, commercial leases and acquisitions.

Susan has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years. She is active in the community, serving in her church, volunteering with Pisgah Legal Services, and participating in the North Carolina Bar Association's Call 4All. She has served on numerous boards in the Asheville area.


St. Andrews Presbyterian College, BA, cum laude, 1992

Southwestern University School of Law, JD, 1995


28th Judicial Bar District, Member, 2000 - Present

North Carolina Bar Association, Member, Corporate Counsel and Real Property Sections, 2012 – Present

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Member, 2012 – 2014

NCBA Small Firm Pro Bono Service Award, 2012

Bar & Court Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

Community Service

Pisgah Legal Services, Hotline Attorney - Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer, 2000-Present

North Carolina Bar Association Call 4All, 2011-Present

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Education Chair, 2012-2013

Asheville Area Paralegal Association, Co-Founder, 2003-Present St. Eugene Catholic Church Parish Council, 2017-Present

Council on Aging of Buncombe County Board Member, 2011–2014