Posted on September 14, 2017
SUSAN K. DUNN
Susan K. Dunn, a member of the SC Bar since 1977, has been the legal director for the ACLU of South Carolina since 2009. Prior to joining the ACLU, Dunn was in private practice in Charleston with extensive practice in both the family court and the court of common pleas. She graduated from Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Law. Dunn litigated Ferguson v. City of Charleston, a ground-breaking 4th amendment case that was argued successfully before the U. S. Supreme Court and the 4th Circuit. Dunn was also counsel in Anderson v. Chesterfield County School District, a case which resulted in a consent order which assures separation of church and state in public schools. On behalf of the ACLU of SC, Dunn appeared as an amicus in the Turner case which raised the issue of right to counsel in child support contempt actions. In 1997, SC Women Lawyers Association awarded her the Bissell Award, given annually to recognize a person who paved the way to success for women attorneys in South Carolina. Dunn is the proud mother of Anna Hoffius, a pediatrician in North Charleston, and Jacob Hoffius, a teacher at an international school in San Jose, Costa Rica.