Susan has over 25 years of experience practicing civil litigation focused on employee and employer-side employment matters in California. Since 2017, she has served as one of Stanford University’s-identified attorneys advising students, staff, and faculty through Stanford’s SHARE and Title IX Processes. Susan also advises Stanford students facing OCS disciplinary matters. Susan provides expertise to students and faculty in K-12 schools and higher education institutions in California on matters involving allegations of sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, stalking, retaliation, defamation, and other misconduct.

Susan also has advised students and faculty through school disciplinary processes on conduct code, academic integrity, related disciplinary violations, special education matters, IDEA dispute resolution procedures, and due process hearings.

Prior to joining Nesenoff & Miltenberg, Susan was Senior Counsel at Shuman Snyder, LLP, and Pierce & Shearer, LLP practicing employment law in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • J.D. Santa Clara University School of Law


  • Bar Association of Silicon Valley
  • Member, Silicon Valley Chapter, AWI

Below is a list of practice areas in which Susan E. Stark specializes:

  • Federal clerkship: Law Clerk to, Chief Magistrate, Frederick J. Woelflen (dec.), United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • Recipient, Wiley Manual Pro Bono Award, State Bar of California

Board Memberships in the Following Associations

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Los Altos Educational Foundation
  • Mountain-View Los Altos (MVLA) Education Foundation
  • Former co-president Board of Directors and Board Member, University Club of Palo Alto