- Oklahoma, 2010
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- J.D., University of Tulsa, 2010; Editor, Tulsa Law Review; Board of Advocates, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
- B.B.A. (Marketing), University of Oklahoma, 2000
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag American Inn of Court (Executive Committee)
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Sooner Chapter
- Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (Volunteer Attorney)
- Tulsa’s Young Professionals
- University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association (Board of Directors)
Suzanne E. Kern
Suzanne Kern is a trial lawyer whose state and federal litigation practice is focused on employment law, complex commercial litigation, and the representation of manufacturers and distributors of automobiles, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, consumer products, and industrial products in the defense of product liability claims.
As part of her employment practice, Suzanne represents management exclusively in all aspects of dispute resolution arising from the employer-employee relationship, including litigation before state and federal courts, arbitration panels, and regulatory and administrative agencies. She also counsels employers on such issues as wage and hour matters, employee discipline and discharge, handbook development and personnel policy violations, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment, employee contracts and non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, and litigation avoidance and compliance with other state and federal laws.
Suzanne's achievements have earned her inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.
Active in the community, Suzanne is a member of Tulsa’s Young Professionals (TYPROS) and serves on the board of directors for the University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association and on the executive committee of the Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag American Inn of Court. In 2012, the Sooner Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named her to its list of “Tulsa’s 20 New Leaders.”
In addition to her legal practice at the firm, she serves as a volunteer attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, providing services for eligible low-income individuals and seniors with civil legal problems through the Courthouse Assistance Program.
Prior to entering law school, Suzanne worked as a sales representative for a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company for four years and as a sales representative for a leading publisher for higher education for two years.
Message to Employers: Stick to your story
EmployerLINC - March 31, 2014
Can an employee be terminated for excessive absences?
Oklahoma Employment Law Letter - September 2013
Court rules employers who provide services to federal government employees subject to federal contracting regulations
McAfee & Taft Healthcare Industry Alert - June 5, 2013