Susan L. McCarthy, Partner

Civil Litigation

Susan L. McCarthy understands that listening to clients and looking at issues from multiple viewpoints is a pragmatic approach that produces desired outcomes for clients. A problem solver by nature, her practice focuses on business, commercial, real property, and probate litigation. She has comprehensive experience in state and federal courts handling a wide array of complex litigation matters including real property title and boundary disputes, easement issues, breach of contract, landlord/tenant disputes, unfair competition, trademark and trade secret infringement, financial elder abuse, discrimination, wrongful termination, employment wage and hour and labor code violations.

Susan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1983. She received her law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1986 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Central Districts of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She practiced in Los Angeles from 1986 until 1999, when she moved to Ventura County. Susan gained valuable jury trial experience as a volunteer prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office in 1994.

A community-minded Ventura resident, Susan serves on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, Inc., is A to Z Law’s representative to the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, and has been a member of the Sandpipers Toastmasters Club since 2009. Susan serves on the Ventura County Bar Association’s board of directors and is a past member of Ventura County Bar Association’s Business Litigation Section Steering Committee. She has been on Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association’s board of directors since 2008, serving two terms as secretary and one term as president.  Susan often speaks on landlord/tenant issues.

In her free time, Susan enjoys running and hiking with her dog, Buddy.  She is an avid snow and water skier, cyclist and history buff.

Susan can be reached at (805) 988-9886 or