Miles Mediation Welcomes Hon. Susan B. Forsling

Miles Mediation is very pleased to welcome Hon. Susan B. Forsling to our mediation family. She will join David Nutter as the newest member of Team Nutter.


Hon. Susan B. Forsling served as Judge of the State Court of Fulton County from 1997 until she stepped down on July 1, 2013. She was appointed a senior judge by Governor Deal on July 8, 2013. As a judge, she presided over general and complex civil and misdemeanor criminal cases and also presided over the Fulton County DUI Court Program. During this time, Judge Forsling also served as a pro hac Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court. From 1992 until her judicial appointment in 1997, Judge Forsling was the Fulton County Attorney, serving as chief legal officer for the government. She was formerly a partner in the law firm of Young & Murphy and was a Special Assistant Attorney General. Judge Forsling has served as an adjunct professor of pre-trial litigation at Emory University, a faculty member of Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy, and a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She has also served as a Master of the Bleckley Inn of Court and is a member of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. She speaks locally and nationally on topics relating to the trial of complex civil cases.



Areas of Expertise

Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Medical Negligence
Wrongful Death
Professional Liability
Commercial Contracts
Local Government
Civil Rights
Bad Faith Insurance Claims
ADR Training
Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
Legal Employment
Professional Affiliations
Publications & Presentations
Community Service


University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1980
Kenyon College, B.A. cum laude, with distinction, 1977


Court Admissions:

United State Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals


Professional Affiliations:

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators
Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Public Trust and Confidence in the Judiciary
Panel to Recommend Candidates for United States Magistrate to Judges of United States District Court (member on two separate panels)
Council of State Court Judges (Legislative Committee, Accountability Courts Committee)
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (2007-2013)
State Bar of Georgia (Committee on Professionalism; Minority Counsel Program; High School Mock Trial Committee; Local Government Law Section (Chairperson, 1994-1995))
Atlanta Bar Association (Former Board Member, Judicial Section)
Bleckley Inn of Court (Former Master)
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Gate City Bar Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta (1985 – 1995)
Intrastate Moot Court Competition (Judge)


Legal Employment:

Judge, State Court of Fulton County (1997 – 2013)
County Attorney, Fulton County (1992 – 1997)
Adjunct Professor, Emory University, Pre-Trial Litigation (1995 – 1996)
Acting County Attorney, Fulton County (1992)
Deputy Director Staff Counsel, Fulton County (1988 – 1992)
Associate County Attorney, Fulton County (1980 – 1988)
Special Assistant Attorney General (1981 – 1988)
Young & Murphy (Partner, 1981 – 1988)
Webb, Young, Daniel & Murphy (Associate, 1980 – 1981)


Community Service:

Girl Scout Troop 763 (Troop Leader)
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church (Member, Decision Counselor, Parliamentarian Bible Study Leader, Prayer Intercessor)
Leadership Atlanta (Class of 1993 – 1994)
Leadership Sandy Springs (Class of 1992 – 1993; Board of Trustees, 1993; Retreat Committee, Co-Chair; Program Day on Government, Chair
North Harbor Homeowners Association (Co-President, 1992 – 1994)



To book Judge Forsling for your next mediation, please visit the Team Nutter page.