Focused Exclusively on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Susan has over 40 years of legal experience as an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator. She graduated cum laude from Newcomb College of Tulane University In 1971. Susan attended South Teas College of Law and received her J. D. in 1980. She graduated cum laude, ranked first in her class.
Susan became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in November 1980. She began her career as a briefing attorney for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas. In 1981, she began a litigation practice with Foreman & Dyess and thereafter with Hirsch & Westheimer. Susan then established her own firm in 1986 and handled a litigation docket while also conducting mediations and arbitrations.
Susan has been a full-time mediator and arbitrator since 2003. She handles mediations and arbitrations in a wide range of matters, from business and employment law to construction and personal injury cases. She has conducted over 2500 mediations and 400 arbitrations. Susan is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association on numerous panels and was nominated and selected as a member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the National Academy of Distinguised Neutrals.