TEXAS REGIONS & COUNTIES

MEMBER PROFILE: Susan S. Soussan
 

Susan S. Soussan
Susan. S. Soussan P.C.
1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2880
Houston, TX 77056

Tel: (713) 961-2880
Fax: (713) 961-2886
Email: susan@soussan-adr.com
www.soussan-adr.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 30 Sep 16

 





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All such requests will go immediately to
Susan Soussan's scheduling staff
(Vicki Aven, vicki@soussan-adr.com)

 

ADR SERVICES & REGIONS SERVED
 
ADR Services:
Mediation (Civil/Commercial)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
Early Neutral Evaluation
Discovery Referee
Special Master

 

Serving the following regions of Texas:
DALLAS-FT WORTH Metroplex
HOUSTON - Gulf Coast
SAN ANTONIO - Upper South
AUSTIN - Central Texas
South East Texas
Lower South Texas

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CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Susan S. Soussan has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
ADA Disability
Anti-Trust
Appellate
Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Construction
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
EEOC
Education
Employment
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Environmental
Health Care
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International
Labor/Unions
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mortgage Foreclosure
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Pensions / ERISA
Personal Injury
Pharmaceuticals
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Railroad & Trucking
Real Estate
Securities
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Software
Technology
Torts
Trademarks/Patents
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

A former Texas District Judge and commercial litigator for years, her practice is limited to alternative dispute resolution. Judge Soussan is often called upon to mediate complex multi-million dollar cases, refinery explosion cases (BP North America; Phillips Petroleum), high profile cases (Exxon Valdez v. Lloyds) and mass tort cases. Her arbitrations have included complex International Contract disputes, Energy disputes, Contract disputes involving Electrical Power Plants, Healthcare, intellectual property issues, class actions, FLSA Collective and Class Actions, employment disputes and other contract matters. Judge Soussan has mediated and/or arbitrated cases in almost every state in the United States.

Attorneys and litigants seek the mediation skills of Judge Soussan because of her unique ability to "close a deal." Her keen sense of how to bring parties together to resolve their disputes is intuitive, balanced and fair.

Soussan describes her style as pro-active, (sharing her thoughts and opinions at the appropriate time), hard-working, inquisitive (in an effort to drill down and find the "real" issues at hand), challenging and serious, yet never without a sense of humor and compassion. Ms. Soussan listens intently to help the parties weave a resolution best suited for each of them which often would not have been a remedy available at the courthouse. She never gives up.

Integrity defines Judge Soussan as an arbitrator. She studies the facts and law of each case and "calls it as she sees it." Her sense of fairness to all parties before her goes unquestioned. Judge Soussan has arbitrated over 200 cases, some as Chair of a panel, as the sole arbitrator or as a member of a 3-person panel. These arbitrations have ranged as high as billions of dollars in value in all facets of commercial and tort litigation.

Education:

  • University of Texas, B.A. with Honors, 1974
  • University of Houston, J.D. 1977, Order of the Barons

ADR TRAINING:

  • "Arbitration of Personal Injury Cases" - Houston Trial Lawyers Association, May, 2015
  • "Hearing and Managing the Evidence" - American Arbitration Association, June, 2014
  • "Managing a Successful Arbitration" - College of Commercial Arbitrators and AAA, March, 2013
  • "Managing Your First Arbitration" - College of Commercial Arbitrators and AAA, November, 2011
  • AAA University- Chairing An Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, 2010
  • AAA, Efficient ADR- Saving the Client's Money Through Technology and Common Sense, 2010
  • AAA, ADR Strategies That Save Time and Money, 2010
  • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators, 2009
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Meeting, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • International Academy of Mediators Fall Meeting, 2008, 2006
  • International Academy of Mediators Spring Conference, 2006, 2003
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration of the Center for American and International Law Annual Workshop, Arbitral Advocacy, 2004
  • Association of Attorney- Mediators, Inc., Mediation Training, multiple years.

Languages

English, Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association- Credentialed Distinguished
  • American Arbitration Association
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Panel of Neutrals
  • International Academy of Mediators (IAM)
  • Association of Attorney Mediators, Inc.
  • Association of Conflict Resolution
  • American, Texas and Houston Bar Associations, (ADR and Litigation Sections)
  • FELLOW:American Bar Foundation
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators 1997-2000
  • The Center for American and International Law (CAIL)
  • Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: Please call office for details - (713) 961-2880


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