Member Profile: Susan G. Perin

Susan G. Perin
Attorney - Mediator - Arbitrator
3207 Mercer Street
Houston, TX 77027
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Tel: (713) 572-5000
Fax: (713) 551-9301

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; ADR Training/CME


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Susan G. Perin has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Class Actions
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Elder Abuse
Family Businesses
Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mortgage Foreclosure
Nursing Homes
Pensions / ERISA
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Title Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death



With over 30 years of legal experience, attorney * mediator * arbitrator Susan G. Perin provides mediation and arbitration services across the state of Texas and in other states. After graduating cum laude from Newcomb College of Tulane University with a B.A. in 1971, Ms. Perin attended South Texas College of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1980. There she graduated summa cum laude and first in her class.

Licensed in November of 1980, Ms. Perin began her career as a briefing attorney for the Court of Appeals, Fourteenth Supreme Judicial District in Houston, Texas. In 1981, she began a litigation practice representing plaintiffs and defendants as a lawyer with the office of Foreman & Dyess and with the office of Hirsch & Westheimer. Ms. Perin then established her own firm in Houston, and handled a litigation docket while also conducting mediations, arbitrations, and complex cases.

Susan G. Perin continues to conduct business from her own firm, which is now solely devoted to a full-time alternative dispute resolution practice. She acts as a mediator and arbitrator in a wide range of mediation and arbitration matters, from business and employment law to personal injury and construction cases. She has handled over 1,750 mediations and over 200 arbitrations.

Ms. Perin has experience serving as an instructor and trainer in several capacities. She was an adjunct professor from 1997 to 2003 at the University of Houston Law Center teaching the many different aspects of mediation to law students. Also, Ms. Perin was a member of the faculty of Attorney-Mediators Institute from 1993 to 1998, and trained over 800 attorney-mediators through that program. Finally, Susan G. Perin held an instructor position at the Association of Attorney-Mediators in 1996, 1998, and 1999, conducting advanced mediation training, and she continues to be a frequent speaker on dispute resolution topics.


After graduating cum laude from Newcomb College of Tulane University with a B.A. in 1971, Ms. Perin attended South Texas College of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1980. There she graduated summa cum laude and first in her class.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 2007 Houston's Top Lawyers, Mediation and Arbitration, H Texas Magazine, June 2007
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Foundation
  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, District 4, Harris County, Appointed by The Supreme Court of Texas, 2001-2004.
  • AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell since 1992, highest rating for attorneys
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter of the Association of Attorney-Mediators, 1995-1996; Treasurer, 1994-1995; Member, 1991- present
  • Ombudsman for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, serving since 2002 as a volunteer mediator in over 175 cases between service members and employers related to the federal statute USERRA
  • Appointed in 2007 to serve on national Ombudsman Subcommittee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in Washington, D.C., assists in policy and training ombudsman throughout the U.S.
  • Honored as Ombudsman of the Year in 2005 for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, for her contribution to our military, their families, and their employers
  • Juror and Foreperson in Probate Court will contest case, April 30 - May 13, 1996
  • Chairperson of the Construction Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, 1994-1995
  • Original and four-year Council Member of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney-Mediator, Houston Bar Association Peer Mediation Project with Houston Independent School District, trained fourth and fifth graders to mediate peer disputes, 1993-1995
  • Weekly volunteer at Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families with children being treated at a Texas Medical Center institution


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Susan G. Perin is a member of our TX chapter, The Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The TADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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