Susannah A. Stinson has successfully handled and favorably resolved hundreds of family law disputes for a wide array of clients.

Her decades of experience range from difficult divorces involving high net worth/complex property issues and emotionally-charged child custody matters, to paternity suits, modifications, protective orders, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements, to the many types of enforcement matters inherent in family law matters.

In addition to being Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law, Susannah has been listed among various Super Lawyers honors over her years of practice, including as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star,” and she was named to the “Top 50 for Central and West Texas” for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021. In addition, she has also been listed in “Top Women Attorneys in Texas” and Austin Monthly as a “Top Attorney for Family Law,” so it is no surprise that Susannah maintains AVVO “Superb” and Martindale Hubbell “Preeminent” ratings.

In everything she does, Susannah makes the time to deliver compassionate and effective representation and results that reflect each client’s personal and distinct familial objectives. Susannah knows, from many years of first-hand, honed family law practice, that each client and case is unique. She provides both the sensitivity and candid answers to the many questions her clients ask and the thorough and disciplined approach to problem-solving and advocacy required to navigate beyond the emotional mire when resolving seemingly insurmountable turmoil. Whether through discrete negotiation, mediation, before state and/or federal courts across myriad counties, at trial, or on appeal, Susannah is about getting her clients beyond what is considered one of the most stressful events of their lives.

Clients and colleagues alike appreciate that Susannah gives her all in everything she does. She is described as a top-notch professional who is skilled, thorough, detail-oriented, patient, and someone who clients trust entirely and has been referred to as the best choice (the client had) ever made. Clients also say that Susannah is “a winner in your corner” who can step into a volatile situation and methodically present the case and realize “a favorable outcome.” See more reviews below or by visiting her AVVO reviews.

  • B.A., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 1993
  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1997
  • Associate Editor, St. Mary’s Law Review, 1996-1997
Licenses, Certifications and Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, November 1997
  • Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2008
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2012-Present
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2008-Present
  • Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Sustaining Member and Fellow, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
Court Admissions
  • U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2003
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Member, Texas State Bar Grievance Committee Panel 9, 2016-2022
  • The Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court, 2021-Present
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2012-Present
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2008-Present
  • Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member, State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Sustaining Member, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
Articles and Publications
  • Demystifying Family Law Cases: A Primer on the Types of Cases in the Greatest Need of Pro Bono Attention,” THE ADVOCATE: Texas Bar Civil Litigation Section Report, 2019
  • “Valuation: The Impact of Buy Sell Agreements,” Co-author with Becky Beaver and Rachel Moyle, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Course, Dallas, Texas, 2009
  • “The New Texas Residential Construction Commission,” Austin Construction News, 2003
  • “When Is An Agency Action a Rule?” Co-author with the Honorable John K. Dietz, Advanced Administrative Law Seminar, 2000
Reported Cases
Honors & Awards
  • “Top Attorney in Family Law”, Austin Monthly Magazine, 2021-2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2014-Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2015-2023; Rising Stars, 2008 and 2012; and “Top 50: Central/West Texas,” 2020-21 and 2021-2022
  • AVVO “Superb” Rated Attorney, 2014 to present
Civic and Community Involvement
  • Member, Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, University of Texas System, 2019-Present
  • Board Member, Breast Cancer Resource Center, 2019-Present
  • Member, Guardian Angel Society, Center for Child Protection
Previous Experience

Prior to joining Bollier Ciccone, Susannah was a Partner at Stinson Moyle, PLLC, owner of The Law Office of Susannah A. Stinson, P.L.L.C, and an Attorney at the Law Office of Becky Beaver and Allensworth and Porter. Notably, she served as a Staff Attorney to the Honorable John K. Dietz, 250th District Court, Travis County, in Austin, Texas, as well as Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General, Transportation and Elder Law Divisions, in Austin, Texas.