Susan Dana-Kobey

Susan Dana-Kobey

Shareholder— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2005

Susan practices in the areas of Civil Litigation in Arizona and California. In addition to English, Susan is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Susan handles all aspects of divorce and family law matters in Arizona as a partner at Burch & Cracchiolo. Her approach with her clients is to advocate for you in the most positive and forthright manner. She will discuss with you not only what is possible, but what is probable given the circumstances of your case. Susan will give you the personal attention, understanding and focus that you deserve throughout your legal process.

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Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyer - 2023
Best Lawyers - 2024


Susan lived in Argentina as a child and is fluent in Spanish. While living in Argentina, she travelled often to Brazil to visit family and eventually learned to also speak Portuguese. Her multilingual proficiency led Susan to volunteer by assisting Spanish speaking individuals at the Family Court Facilitator’s Office in Orange County, California. Susan also worked as a Spanish translator in the telecommunications industry. In her practice, Susan is privileged to represent many Spanish-speaking clients.

In both Arizona and California Susan handles civil litigation matters, representing clients in cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, negligence, premises liability and construction matters. She has served as lead counsel for construction industry clients in multi-million dollar residential and commercial litigation matters for numerous developers, general contractors and subcontractors in complex litigation matters. Her practice area also includes insurance coverage matters. Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, she practiced law in Southern California where she focused on insurance coverage litigation. Susan prides herself in forming trusting relationships with her clients and building positive and constructive relationships with attorneys, court staff and experts. This gives her the ability to reduce acrimony and save the time, money and stress associated with unnecessary litigation. In addition, her business experience complements her abilities as a result driven negotiator when handling complex financial issues in dissolution proceedings. Of course, when cases cannot be settled, she is a zealous and experienced advocate.

Representative Engagements

  • Lead counsel for construction industry clients in multi-million dollar residential and commercial litigation matters.
  • Clients include numerous developers, general contractors and subcontractors in complex litigation matters in both AZ and CA.
  • Successfully mediated hundreds of cases to conclusion.

Other Relevant Employment

Law Clerk, Hon. David Weinberg, Orange County Superior Court, Lamoreaux Justice Center, Family Law Division, 1999

Professional Leadership

Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Litigation, 2021-2024
Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Family Law 2022, 2023
Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Insurance Coverage Bad Faith, 2022, 2023

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of California
Los Abogados, Hispanic Bar Association


J.D., Western State University College of Law, 1999

B.A., International Business, California State University at Fullerton, 1994

Admitted In

U.S. District Court, Central and Southern California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Community Involvement

2013 AADC "Ladder Down" program participant
Junior Achievement of Arizona, volunteer

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