Susannah A. Stinson is an experienced family law attorney, who is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She purposefully limits her practice to family law matters, and has handled hundreds of cases, and represented a wide range of clients in divorces involving complex property issues, modifications, child custody, protective orders, prenuptial agreements, paternity, and enforcement cases.

Susannah has been AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell since 2014, which signifies that her legal peers and the judiciary rank her at the highest level of professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. For two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021, Susannah was selected to the Top 50 for Central/West Texas Super Lawyers List. From 2015 – 2021, Susannah was selected by the publishers of Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer. Only 5% of all lawyers achieve this designation. In 2008 and 2012, Susannah was selected by the publishers of Thomson Reuters as a “Rising Star” in the Texas Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition. Recipients of this award must be under forty (40) years of age or licensed less than ten (10) years and only 2.5% of the lawyers in Texas have received this designation. Susannah is a sustaining member of the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, a member of the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas, a member of multiple family law professional organizations, and serves as a Board Member of the Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Education

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 & Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas, November 1997
U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2003
Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2008

Practice Areas

Family Law

Professional Activities & Associations

Committee Member, Texas State Bar Grievance Committee Panel 9, 2016-Present
The Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
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, Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

Honors & Awards

Top Attorney in Family Law, Austin Monthly Magazine, 2021
Top Women Attorneys in Texas,  Texas Monthly Magazine, 2019
AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2014-Present
Super Lawyers–2015-2021; Rising Stars-2008 and 2012; and Top 50: Central/West Texas List-2020-21 and 2021-2022
AVVO Superb Rated Attorney, 2014 to present

Civic & Community Involvement

Member, Chancellor’s Council, University of Texas System, 2019-Present
Board Member, Breast Cancer Research Center, 2019-Present

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