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When you enjoy what you do, you are not working at a job, you are fulfilling a passion. I feel so honored every day to have the opportunity to do what I love!  

Susan D. Ament

Partner

Overview

Having practiced law for over 36 years representing clients injured in serious motor vehicle accidents or on the job, I appreciate that my position affords me the opportunity to educate and help individuals who are facing serious life challenges at a difficult time.  I’ve been a partner with the Morris James Personal Injury Group for 19 years, but have dedicated my entire career to protecting my clients and ensuring that they and their families are treated fairly and receive all insurance benefits to which they are entitled.  I feel privileged to have the opportunity to develop personal relationships with my clients and help them navigate through the legal process.

Over the years, I have volunteered for various non-profit groups, and my church.  I have been blessed with the education and skills that allow me to help others who are struggling.  I am most thankful for the opportunity to help children, the elderly, and veterans, all of whom may be vulnerable and need assistance.  For over ten years now, I have volunteered as a Guardian Ad Litem attorney in Family Court, representing children who are abandoned or abused.  For the past 15 years, I have served on The Catholic Ministry to the Elderly, Inc. which oversees Marydale, a senior housing community.  I am so happy to see the many services Marydale offers to their residents, and am honored to be on this board.  I am past Chair of the Board of Sojourners’ Place.  Its mission is to assist the homeless on their journey to self-sufficiency through a case-managed, residential program.  It is so rewarding to hear the graduates (many of whom are veterans) speak of how the program helped them find their road to recovery, employment, and independent living.

Some people enjoy sports or hobbies…I enjoy helping others.  This is why I am not working at a job, but I am fulfilling a passion.  Every day I meet with clients who are seriously injured at work or in automobile accidents.  Each client faces unique, challenging life situations because of the injuries they sustained in the accident.  I believe I am able to ease their worries because if I accept their case, my clients know I will do all I can for them.  What a great feeling to have the privilege to really help someone every day!

Experience

  • Delaware Superior  Court cases
  • Claims heard before the state of Delaware Industrial Accident Board
  • Mediation Hearings
  • Family Court (Guardian ad litem representation)
  • Disputes before the State of Delaware Insurance Commissioner Arbitration Panel

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
Delaware Bar Foundation, Former Board Member
The Office of the Child Advocate, Guardian ad litem attorney on behalf of abused and neglected children
American Bar Association for Justice
Delaware Board of Bar Examiners, Former Associate
Randy J. Holland Delaware Worker’s Compensation Inn of Court, Member
Carpenter-Walsh Delaware Pro Bono Inn of Court, Member

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Community

Community

Bishop W. Francis Malooly, Lay Advisory Committee Member
Sojourners’ Place, Former Chair, Board of Directors
Catholic Diocese Foundation, Board Member
Catholic Ministry to the Elderly, Board of Directors
River Tower at Christina Landing Condominium Council, Past President
Philippine-American Association of Delaware, Honorary Member
St. Thomas More Society, Board of Directors
The University & Whist Club, Formerly Board of Directors
Bayard House, Past President of the Board of Directors
The Little Italy Neighborhood Association Phase II, Formerly Board of Directors

Recognition

Honors

Delaware Today® Top Lawyer, 2018 (Tort Law, Workers Compensation for Employee

  • 2018 Top Vote-Getter in Tort Law

Office of Child Advocate 10 Year Service Award, March 2014

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2009

Jefferson Award for Public Service, Nominee, 2007

St. Thomas More Society, Msgr. Paul Taggart Award, 2007

Catholic Charities Award, 2007

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Admissions

  • Delaware, 1983
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • United States District Court, District of Delaware, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1982

University of Delaware, B.A.,1979

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