Susan Fahey Desmond
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  • The University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1985)
  • University of Mississippi (B.A., English and History, 1982)


Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana
  • Colorado
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi


  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment), 2009-present
  • Chambers USA / Louisiana Labor & Employment, 2013, 2014, 2018-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer in Mississippi, 1997-1998
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor), 2009-2010, 2012-2013, 2015-2020
  • "Top Lawyers in New Orleans,” 2023


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; past chair, Labor Committee; Executive Council Coordinator
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section; Torts and Insurance Practice Section; Emerging Issues Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association, Director
  • The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division, Director
  • Mississippi State Bar Association, Labor and Employee Committee (member 2015-present; Vice President, 2017-2018)

outside the office

Susan enjoys travel – especially to France to visit family – and is a diehard NFL fan, attending Saints games whenever she can. She also reads – for fun – at any opportunity.