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Co-Managing Shareholder
Chair, Community Association Transactional Practice Group

Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Commercial CID


University of Notre Dame School of Law, 1983

Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of California
San Diego County Bar Association
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)


Susan M. Hawks McClintic, Esq. is known for giving practical, commonsense advice without the legalese. Sue joined Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC, in October 1990 and became a shareholder in 1999. She has supervised the firm’s transactional law department since 2008 and was named co-managing shareholder in August 2014. Sue graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1983 and is originally from Nebraska so she is big football fan!

During her more than twenty year career in community association law, Sue has developed a special expertise in document interpretation, amendments, and restatements. When the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act was re-written in 2014, Sue gave more than 20 presentations to nearly 500 community association managers and board members explaining the changes in the law. In addition, Sue speaks regularly throughout the Community Association industry; and, each fall is a featured speaker at the Epsten Grinnell & Howell Legal Symposium where she educates an audience of more than 600 clients and guests on newly passed laws that affect Common Interest Developments.
I love walking to the Ocean Beach pier to take photos of the sunset. Walking and being out on the pier is very peaceful for me.

In my less peaceful moments, I love live music. I like rock music both old and new. Recent and upcoming concerts include Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Green Day, Metallica and Foreigner. Rock on!

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