Susan W. Furr - Phelps Dunbar LLP

Susan W. Furr

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 225-376-0230

Susie Furr practices in the area of labor and employment law.  Her concentration is in employment litigation, employment counseling, and business litigation.

Ms. Furr’s practice covers the wide array of issues that arise in the employment context.  She routinely counsels employers regarding compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, as well as state laws involving wages, non-competition, leave, discrimination and retaliation.  Ms. Furr also counsels employers in the preparation and review of employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee policies.   

Ms. Furr represents clients in federal and state litigation, as well as in administrative proceedings before the EEOC.  She has defended lawsuits involving wages, retaliation, workplace harassment, and discrimination claims based on age, gender, disability, race, national origin, and religion.  She has also represented clients in litigation involving other forms of business disputes.  Her client representation has spanned many industries, including construction, public utilities, package and freight delivery, financial services, fueling, gaming, industrial equipment, insurance, real estate, retail, software/technology, educational institutions and governmental agencies. 

Ms. Furr serves as the practice coordinator of the Baton Rouge employment law group.  She often speaks on behalf of management interests on employment related topics and frequently provides training to local and national clients on compliance issues under federal and state law.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeBA 1986LSU Law SchoolJ.D. 1989
Baton Rouge Bar AssociationLouisiana State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationFederal Bar AssociationLouisiana Association of Defense CounselLitigation Counsel of AmericaNational Association of Women LawyersWex Malone Inn of Court

Office Location

II City Plaza, Suite 1100
400 Convention Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5618
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Baton Rouge Metro Area
Susan W. Furr has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment