Susan Moriarity Miltko is a fourth-generation Montanan who was raised in Missoula and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and international relations.
From 1991 to 1992 she served as a Jesuit volunteer teaching school to disabled children in Mobile, Alabama. She then attended Northwestern University Law School in Chicago, receiving her J.D. degree in 1995. While in law school Susan served as an articles editor for the Northwestern University Law Review, which published her article on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. She also served as an intern in the American Dental Association's Department of Legal Affairs.
Susan practices throughout Montana handling civil trials and appeals including general negligence and tort litigation, professional malpractice, construction litigation, commercial litigation, governmental liability, insurance coverage and defense of insurance bad faith. She has successfully tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts and was only the third Montana woman elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Susan is active in several community organizations. She has served on the board of directors for Watson Children’s Shelter, Missoula Catholic Schools, Spirit at Play Early Child Center, the Montana State Bar New Lawyers Section, and the finance committee at St. Francis Xavier Church. In addition she is an active member of ABOTA, the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, and the American Bar Association. Susan enjoys spending time with her family especially when that includes skiing, hiking, fishing, and entertaining.