Susan M. Bird

Susan M. Bird



Legal Assistant and Paralegal – Lisa Leonard



Susan Bird is a shareholder in the firm’s litigation department. She was born in St. Augustine, Florida. Ms. Bird’s primary practice focuses on medical malpractice and nursing home defense and administrative law. She defends physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care professionals in civil cases and before regulatory and licensure boards. Ms. Bird is licensed as a registered nurse in Florida and worked for many years in the nursing profession both in clinical and administrative areas prior to entering the practice of law. She is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available from the foremost lawyer peer review service.



Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida




Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude, Florida State University, 1977

J.D., University of Florida, 2001, with honors




The Florida Bar
Jacksonville Women’s Lawyers Association
The Jacksonville Bar Association
Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel




Saalfield Shad, P.A.    (Established in 1989)

Jacksonville Office:

245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 400

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Telephone: (904) 355-4401

Facsimile: (904) 355-3503