Attorney at Law


E. SUSIE WENDORFF completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Riverside where she received a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Studies and Economics. She then went on to receive her Master of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach where she was a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society and received the Samuel C. May award for her graduate research. Ms. Wendorff received her Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law where she continued to excel academically, receiving the Shattuck Award and the Warren J. Ferguson Award for her academic achievement. In addition to acting as an editor and author for the Southern California Review of Law and Women’s Studies, she served on the boards of the Women’s Law Association and the Public Interest Association while at USC.


After passing the California Bar, Ms. Wendorff began her practice as a Civil Litigation attorney specializing in areas such as, personal injury, employment and business litigation. After practicing Civil Litigation for over 16 years, she then transitioned her focus and dedicated her practice to Workers’ Compensation law. Ms. Wendorff is a highly skilled attorney who is able to navigate complex legal issues while forming collaborative relationships with colleagues and clients in order to obtain excellent results. She prides herself on her ability to deliver practical and creative legal advice to her clients while remaining within established budgets and deadlines. Ms. Wendorff has exclusively handled Workers’ Compensation Defense claims for over 6 years and is admitted to all California State and US District Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela & Brown is pleased to have Ms. Wendorff as an attorney in our Long Beach office.