Peters, Cannata & Moody plc
3030 N. Third Street, Suite 905
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

(602) 248-2900
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Susan A. Cannata


Ms. Cannata received her juris doctor degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1991, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif. After law school, Ms. Cannata served as a law clerk to both the Honorable Earl H. Carroll of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She practiced commercial litigation and government relations with Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon.

She has been with Peters, Cannata & Moody since its inception in 1995. Ms. Cannata works extensively in the area of government relations, representing a broad range of public and private clients before legislative and administrative bodies.

Government relations and lobbying, with an emphasis on education, healthcare, human services and workers compensation; education law; administrative and regulatory law.
Court Admissions
  • Arizona Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1993
  • J.D., University of Arizona, summa cum laude, 1991
  • B.A., Trinity University, Political Science, Sociology, 1987
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England, 1986
Judicial Clerkships
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins, 1994-95
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, Law Clerk to the Honorable Earl H. Carroll, 1991-92
Employment History
  • Peters, Cannata & Moody, P.L.C., 1997-current
  • Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon, P.A., 1992-94
Affiliations and Services
  • Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, Board of Directors, 1994-95
  • Arizona Center for Disability Law, Board of Directors, 1994-2007
  • Community Legal Services, Board of Directors, 1994-2001
  • Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council, 2002-2012
  • Mentally Ill Kids in Distress, Board of Directors, 2003-current
  • Arizona Council of School Attorneys, 2006-current
  • Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, 2009-current
  • ICM, Food and Clothing Bank, Board of Directors, 2010-2013
  • Experience Matters, 2013-current
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