Susan E. Huhta

Susan E. Huhta

At a Glance


  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude)
  • Cornell University (B.A.)

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia

Sue Huhta joined the firm in 2012, and was elected partner in January 2016. Recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s “Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine, Sue has successfully represented hundreds of victims of discrimination throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.

Sue's practice focuses on representing individuals in litigation involving discrimination, wage and hour violations, and family and medical leave act claims. She also regularly assists individuals and non-profit organizations in negotiating severance agreements and other employment-related matters. For over twenty years, Sue has represented individuals and classes in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals, and has argued cases in the federal D.C. and Fourth Circuit courts of appeal. Prior to joining Heller, Huron, Sue directed the Equal Employment Opportunity and Public Accommodations Projects at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs. For over twelve years at the Committee she litigated employment, public accommodations and police misconduct cases. She has represented the NAACP in multiple public accommodations cases across the country, and was the lead lawyer in the first successful trial of a case challenging racial discrimination in the provision of taxicab service in the District of Columbia. Widely recognized as an expert on both employment discrimination and public accommodations law, Sue has served as a contributing editor to Lindemann & Grossman’s Employment Discrimination Law treatise, and is regularly asked to speak on topics regarding employment and public accommodations law.

From 1996-99, Sue was an associate in the litigation department of Arnold & Porter LLP, where she represented the firm’s corporate clients on a wide-range of matters, and also represented both employers and employees in EEO litigation, and provided EEO counseling and training. From 1994-95, she clerked for the Hon. Barbara B. Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin. Sue received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and is a graduate, cum laude, of the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

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