Suzanne Alves

Gold River, California

Attorney Suzanne M. Alves is a civil litigator with extensive experience in all areas of business and commercial litigation and appeals, handling cases in courts throughout the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area and Northern California. She relishes opportunities to display her oratory and legal skills in court. Ms. Alves is a firm believer in assessing each client's case on its individual merits; always with a clear focus on the client's best interests and goals.


Areas of Practice

  • 50% Business & Commercial disputes
  • 25% Civil Litigation
  • 10% Regulatory Compliance
  • 15% Employment

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Trinity College, Dubin, Ireland - 1997
  • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic - 1997
  • University of Southern California School of Law - 1995
  • University of California at Berkeley - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Panakosta Partners LP v. Hammer Lane Management LLC (2011) , 199 Cal.App. 4th 612 (first reported decision on limited partnership buy out provisions of Corporations Code 15908.02)
  • Burrill v. Nair (2013) 217 Cal.App.4th 357 (Anti-SLAPP)
  • In Re Estate of Kievernagel (2008) , 166 Cal.App.4th 1024, (Case of first impression regarding post-mortem disposition of frozen sperm of intestate donor)

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award for Excellence in Entertainment Law, 1998 - Present
  • California Alumni Scholar , 1988 - 1992
  • 2015 Sacramento Magazine Top Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento, Vice Chair of Community and Public Relations
  • California Women Lawyers Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member and Mandatory Fee Arbitrator
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco