Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram

“Clients are not a number, they are people.”

Marc Duber – Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Bernstein Companies

Susan A. Hubert

Susan A. Hubert

Tel 202.689.1917
Cell 301.938.1484
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Experience. Passion. Solutions.

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Legal Administrators, National
  • Association of Legal Administrators, Capital Chapter


Susan A. Hubert is the firm's extremely talented and experienced Executive Director. An integral part of the team, Susan has been active in the Washington, DC legal community since 1977 when she began as a legal secretary for the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 1981, Susan began her career in law firm administration. Highly experienced in both administration and information technology, Susan has been with Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram for 20 years. As Executive Director, Susan oversees:

  • administration and implementation of human resources functions, including the administration of all employee benefits such as the flexible spending account program; health, life, long term care and disability insurance plans; wellness benefit program; and professional fringe benefits
  • attorney, paralegal and support staff recruitment, orientation and training
  • implementation and oversight of firm policies and procedures
  • administration of 401(k) Savings/Profit Sharing Plan and Defined Benefit Retirement Plan
  • administration of marketing and firm social events
  • information technology support services
  • facilities/building management
  • administration of billing and collection functions

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Susan has a passion for ensuring that the firm's employees are as productive and efficient as possible because this insures the firm's clients are successful. She understands that it is extremely beneficial to give employees the tools and support each needs to be successful. From receptionist to partner, she is responsive to everyone with a clear understanding that every member of the firm is responsible for the firm's success, and ultimately the client's success. Every deal that the business/real estate practice closes and every case that the trial practice tries requires the concerted efforts of each member of our firm.


Susan can find a solution to any administrative or executive challenge and takes great pride in "making it happen." She partners with the best law firm vendors and suppliers in Washington, DC and can find the right company to provide the right solution, often within minutes. Expeditiously researching to determine the best solution is her specialty. It's important to Susan that an issue today not be an issue tomorrow. She also works extremely hard to ensure that the physical office environment is kept organized, comfortable and safe because she believes that the office environment contributes to each member's productivity.

Did You Know . . .

Members of the SLS trial group have tried in excess of 50 jury trials and 75 bench trials?

The SLS construction group has worked on sports stadiums across the country including Orioles Park in Baltimore and Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati?

The SLS construction group has worked on power plant projects across the country?

In 2007 SLS was selected for an Honorable Mention as one of the Best Places To Work in Washington DC?

Ron Shapiro, Steve Schram and Judd Lifschitz have all been selected as SuperLawyers by Law and Politics?

The SLS office building is an historic townhouse constructed in the late 1800s?

SLS has been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent Law Firm?

SLS trial lawyers have argued appeals in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 4th, 5th, 9th, D.C. and Federal Circuit?

SLS trial lawyers have been lead trial counsel in cases in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia, - to name just a few?

Virtually all the cases that SLS trial lawyers mediated have been favorably settled at mediation?

The transactional group at SLS was lead counsel on one of the largest, most complex mixed-use projects in downtown Washington, DC involving 4 lenders and 6 property owners?

In appreciation for the outstanding efforts of each of its employees during 2007, SLS gave everyone (attorneys, paralegals, and staff) a 4 day/3 night expense paid trip to Key West, Florida?

The transactional group at SLS has represented tenants in more than 200 retail leases in the Mid-Atlantic region?

Every attorney in the transactional group at SLS has at least 15 years experience?

The transactional group at SLS has represented developers in the purchase, construction, financing and/or sale of more than 75 multi-family apartment projects?

The transactional group at SLS has represented real estate investors and developers with respect to property in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan and the U.S. Virginia Islands?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented eight national banks in commercial real estate loans?

Attorneys in the transactional group at SLS have represented the FDIC, the Resolution Trust Corporation and several banking institutions in loan workout transactions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region?

The transactional group at SLS has represented homebuilders and commercial real estate developers in work-outs of individual loans and also for work-outs of large portfolios involving dozens of properties in several states?

The trial lawyers of SLS have numerous reported decisions to their credit?