Susan E. Block, a lawyer with Paule Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C., has been selected as a member of the 2017 Saint Louis University School of Law Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame. Block was chosen for this honor because of her professional success and significant contributions to the community, bringing distinction to SLU and the School of Law by embodying the Jesuit mission. She and other inductees will be celebrated at a ceremony at the Missouri Athletic Club on October 13, 2017.
Block was elected as a judge in 1978, elevated to the position of Circuit Judge in 1997, where she held the position of Administrative Judge of the Family Court of St. Louis County for the last four years of her 25 years of judicial tenure. After her retirement, she re-entered the private practice of law. Her work focuses on family law, juvenile matters, and probate cases. She is a member of the boards of Caring for Kids and HomeWorks!, both which serve under-resourced children. The recipient of many awards, Block also has served as an adjunct professor at several law schools, including St. Louis University School of Law, where she taught trial practice. She has lectured internationally on the issue of domestic violence. Currently, she serves on the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness. She is married, the mother of four children, and grandmother of eight.