Susan E. Baird

Sue Baird

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sbaird@csa-lawfirm.com

100 Energy Way

Suite 2000

Fort Worth, TX 76102

817-338-4500 (Main)

817-338-4599 (Fax)

PARTNER

Ms. Baird has practiced law in Fort Worth since 1990. She joined Cotten Schmidt L.L.P. as a partner in November 2002. She was previously a partner at Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Liser, Proctor & Hart, L.L.P.

Ms. Baird has experience in a variety of civil litigation matters, personal injury and products liability law. She focuses her practice in the area of health law, largely medical malpractice defense for hospitals, physicians and nurses.

EDUCATION

  • Nursing Diploma, Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, 1971
  • B.A., Political Science with honors, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1990

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Annual Luncheon Steering Committee, 2011, 2012, 2013

PRACTICE AREAS

Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
Health Care Law
Insurance Defense, Coverage, Subrogation & Casualty
Mass Torts/Toxic Tort Litigation
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Premises and Products Liability

YEAR BEGAN PRACTICING LAW

  • 1990

EXPERIENCE

  • Nurse, Seton Hospital (1987-1988 during law school)
  • Nurse, Fort Worth Children’s Hospital (1978-1987; Head Nurse/Nursing Supervisor, 1980-1987)
  • Nurse, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (1973-1978)
  • Nurse, Medical Surgery, Presbyterian (1971-1973)
  • Tried cases to jury verdict in Tarrant County, Parker County and Wichita County, Texas.
  • Have handled Health Care Administrative matters in Texas, Arizona and Utah.
  • Reported Opinions:  Perkins v. McGehee, 133 S.W. 3d 287 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2004)

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas

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