• 7700 Bonhomme Avenue
  • 7th Floor
  • St. Louis, Missouri 63105
  • 314.727.0101
 

Suzanne M. Besnia

Suzanne M. Besnia, Shareholder

Suzanne M. Besnia’s litigation practice is focused primarily on representing accident victims in personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as representing injured workers in workers’ compensation claims. Suzy has over 30 years of experience dealing with all phases of litigation and arbitration in injury cases. While her practice is now limited to civil personal injury and worker’s compensation claims, historically Suzy has also litigated insurance coverage disputes, claims of bad faith, title insurance issues, and multiple issues involving product performance.

Suzy holds a Bachelor of Arts from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University, and is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Prior to joining Riezman Berger, she clerked both at the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Honorable Robert Crist, as well as the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, for the Honorable William Hungate.

In addition to her work with the firm, which has included serving as a managing partner of the firm from 2005 to 2007, Suzy is very active in the St. Louis community. She served on the Board of Directors of Mentor St. Louis for many years and she served as a Mentor in the St. Louis Public School District for 14 years. Past volunteer service includes serving as the Co-chair of the annual Marathon Pasta Party for the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon from 2003 through 2007, Girl’s Inc. activities committee, the Wydown Fortnightly Board as well as President of the Board of the First Congregational Church Preschool.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Worker's Compensation

Education

Bachelor of Arts
Assumption College
Worchester, MA

Juris Doctorate
Saint Louis University

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
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