THE STRATEGIC LAWYER + + + politics.::. get the jist.::


Susan Deefholts is an associate in the Guelph-based family law practice at Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP, and is an enthusiast of things law-related. She has an interest in issues around strategy, policy and governance in a variety of areas, from family law to copyright reform, intellectual property, human rights and international affairs.

After obtaining her B.A. in English Literature from Simon Fraser University, Susan worked at a variety of jobs, including spending a number of years as a freelance writer and editor. She studied law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2012. She was Called to the Bar in June of 2013.

Susan has an eclectic publication history, and her work has appeared in such diverse venues as science fiction short story anthologies, Canadian and Australian literary journals, as well as various newspapers across her home country of Canada. Her work in the area of magical realism also led to her being called on as one of eight experts who worked to create reading guides and supplementary materials for Oprah’s Book Club selection One Hundred Years of Solitude. She is also the pseudonymous author of several bestselling works of historical Fantasy and historical fiction.


5 comments on “Author

  1. Lorinda J. Taylor
    April 6, 2013

    I’m finding out more and more fascinating things about you all the time, Susan!

  2. Vic
    July 12, 2013

    “Susan Deefholts is an articling student …”
    You might want to update that now, Susan. Congratulations!

    • Susan
      July 13, 2013

      Heh… good point. Thanks, Vic. 😀

  3. Sandy Lovell
    July 9, 2015

    Greetings Susan! I’d love to connect with you, especially after reading In Grand magazine of your desire to write about your ancestry. Please drop me a note…
    sjl 😉

    • Susan Deefholts
      July 10, 2015

      Hi there Sandy! Thanks so much for your note! Are you a writer as well–someone with an interest in ancestral narratives…?

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