Senior Associate Attorney
Primary Office: Southern California
• B.A., Carleton College
• J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law
Susan R. Jerich is a senior associate in the Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC (“RLS”) Legal Defense Practice Group. Susan is proud to represent public safety officers in civil, criminal, and administrative cases, including internal affairs investigations, critical incidents, disciplinary proceedings and grievances, and writs and appeals.
Susan was admitted to practice law in the state of California in 1997 and began service as an Assistant District Attorney with the San Francisco District Attorney’s office. There, she served in various units including felony general litigation, sexual assault and domestic violence, prosecuting approximately one hundred jury trials to verdict.
After leaving the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, Susan joined the United States Attorney’s office in San Francisco as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. In that role, she prosecuted various federal crimes such as child exploitation, firearms cases, fraud, and identity theft. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Susan successfully litigated several federal jury trials to verdict and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit, with one resulting in a published opinion. Following a 12 year career working with law enforcement officers as a prosecutor Susan joined Silver, Hadden, Silver + Levine, now RLS.
Susan has served as an adjunct professor of criminal and constitutional law at the San Francisco Law School and the Glendale University School of Law. She is proficient in both Japanese and Spanish. Her hobbies include traveling, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
She is licensed to practice in all California state courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California.
Disclaimer: Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee.