Susan Russo Klein


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.


  • 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

Update Regarding COVID-19

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on everyone in our community and around the world. As the level of concern surrounding the virus heightens, we feel a strong responsibility to minimize any potential risk within the community. To that end, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC – from implementing and maintaining diligent sanitation and custodial practices to minimizing person-to-person contact – while ensuring that all of your legal needs continue to be met with the same client service you are accustomed to receiving from Roberts & Stevens. At this time, our offices remain open, with many of us connected remotely. However, in support of social distancing, we are asking clients, if at all possible, to schedule phone conferences instead of coming to the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let us know if you need us. We are here.