Susan Waldie knows that the best solutions for her clients often involve much more than the law.

Being an attorney allows me to help people on a very personal level when they need it most.

“There are always other issues—personal matters, obstacles and preferences—that come into play,” she says. “The best problem-solving comes from looking beyond the law. You have to provide the correct legal answer, of course. But you also have to communicate with your clients and develop a real-world solution that will make them the happiest.”

She adds: “I’m grateful to have the experience and training to put those solutions into effect.”

Waldie, who is licensed to practice in Minnesota, earned her law degree from West Virginia University in 2016. She became interested in the law while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in economics, which she completed in 2011 at Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

“I learned that economics is not about money. It’s about people,” she says. “As an attorney, you’re helping people. You help them realize dreams. You help them form businesses. You help them confront difficult issues in their lives. Being an attorney allows me to help people on a very personal level when they need it most.”