Susan Pearson

Level 15
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Office Phone: +61 2 82029202
Member since 2009
Membership Type: IACP



Accredited Family Law Specialist. Admitted in New South Wales and High Court of Australia. Practised exclusively in family law since 1985. Acts for high profile and high net worth individuals in complex international property cases involving corporate and trust structures. Provides a strategic approach to negotiation and litigation, and dispute resolution through mediation and collaboration. Expert court witness on family law. Spoken and presented papers on family law issues to the media, professional associations and community groups. Former consultant to the Family Court of Australia in the formulation of practice and procedure. Fellow: International Academy of Family Lawyers. Member: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc, Law Society of New South Wales, Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW. Former member Central Sydney Collaborative Forum 2007 to 2019.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law
License(s): Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, Australia 1985 Admitted to the High Court of Australia Roll of Practitioners 1985 Admitted as a Solicitor and Attorney of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia 1985

Professional Activities

Fellow - International Academy of Family Lawyers Member - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Member - Collaborative Professionals Inc. NSW Member - Central Sydney Collaborative Forum from 2007 to 2019 Member - Law Society of New South Wales Member - Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia Member - Law Council of Australia Member - Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Speaker and presenter of papers on family law issues to community groups, professional associations and the media Former consultant in the formulation of Court practice and procedure Expert witness for lawyers in negligence and professional indemnity claims.

Undergraduate Education

Australian National University

Professional Education

2007 Basic Collaborative Law Training, Pauline Tesler
2007 Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Team Training, Janice Pritchard & Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings LLC
2007 Basic Mediation Course, Bond University Dispute Resolution Centre
2007 Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Workshop, Bond University Skills Centre
2008 Mediator Assessment Course, Bond University Dispute Resolution Centre


A family lawyer for over 30 years, Susan Pearson was one of the first family lawyers accredited as a specialist by the Law Society of New South Wales. Susan's primary area of expertise is property settlements involving complex corporate and trust structures in Australia and overseas. At Pearson Emerson Meyer Family Lawyers we offer collaborative law as part of our strategic approach to the resolution or determination of property settlements and parenting issues tailored to our clients' needs.