Susan Robinson Burns

Susan L. Robinson Burns, Q.C.


Tel: 403.298.0359

Professional Background

Susan’s practice is concentrated on bankruptcy and insolvency law, including receiverships, work-outs and proposals; banking law, including the placement and enforcement of security and foreclosures; personal property security law and priority issues; and commercial transactions, including real estate


  • 1975 University of Calgary, B.Comm. with distinction
  • 1979 Osgoode Hall, York University, LL.B.
  • 1980 Admitted to the Alberta Bar
  • 2006 Appointed Queen’s Counsel

Professional and Community Experience

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, INSOL
  • Member, Ranchmen’s Club
  • Instructor, Alberta Bar Admission Course for many years in the areas of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, receivership and negotiation strategies
  • Examiner for the Superintendent of Bankruptcy at oral examinations of bankruptcy trustee candidates
  • Past Member, Management Advisory Board for the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy
  • Panelist and presenter of numerous papers for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals on insolvency, creditors rights and civil enforcement topics
  • Speaker for other professional, client, and community groups on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, personal property security and related subjects


Susan and her husband Bruce are the owners of Lady Bug, a schnauser/poodle mix. Susan is a qualified skipper and sailor. She likes her garden in the summer and desert escapes in the winter.