Susan M. Bisong

Susan Bisong's primary areas of interest are in water resources and environmental law, as well as insurance, tort and personal injury litigation.   

Susan brings over 10 years of experience providing representation, advice and counsel to businesses, industries, ranchers, farmers and individuals throughout New Mexico with respect to water rights transactions, administrative proceedings with the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and litigation in state and federal court.  Her water law practice involves issues of permitting, purchases and leases of water rights, and litigation.  Susan has also represented clients in administrative proceedings before the New Mexico Environment Department on matters of air quality and hazardous waste permitting. 

In addition to her water and environmental practice, Susan has significant experience in state and federal court litigation on behalf of insurance companies in the areas of coverage and bad faith.  She has defended many businesses in personal and property damage, contract and commercial disputes.  Susan is also experienced in appellate tort practice.   

Prior to joining Modrall Sperling, Susan clerked for the New Mexico Court of Appeals.  She is a shareholder and member of the firm's Water Law, Natural Resources and Environment, and Litigation Practice Groups.  Susan has achieved an AV® peer review rating fromMartindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible.


  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 2000, Administrative and Special Edition Editor of the New Mexico School of Law's Natural Resources Journal, 1999-2000
  • Miami University, B.S. in Zoology, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico 2003

Practice Areas

Contact Susan M. Bisong

Contact Susan M. Bisong

Modrall Sperling
500 Fourth Street NW
Suite 1000
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87102
Phone: 505.848.1801
Fax: 505.848.9710


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • New Mexico