Susan Purtle is a staff attorney for Legal Aid of Arkansas in Springdale, Arkansas. She specializes in consumer and debt issues and has helped thousands of low-income persons since she became a staff attorney in 1990. As workgroup leader for the Consumer Protection group at Legal Aid of Arkansas from 2012 to 2020, she identified the important role race occupies in the consumer marketplace in Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas Delta. As leader, she was instrumental in establishing a race-centered practice as part of the group’s workplan for 2020. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hendrix College and a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She currently serves on the Board of the Washington County Law Library and is a member of the Washington County and Arkansas Bar Associations and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. She is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society and the proud mother of a son, Alexander Abel.