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Member Profile: Susan S. Soussan

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Susan. S. Soussan P.C.
1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2880
Houston, TX 77056
Email: Click for email

Tel: (713) 961-2880
Fax: (713) 961-2886

TX Chapter:

Susan S. Soussan regularly travels out of state to California, Florida, Illinois, New York

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Special Master


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Calendar Last Updated: 11 Dec 18
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Susan S. Soussan has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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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.


    University of Texas, B.A. with Honors, 1974

    • University of Houston, Juris Doctorate, Order of the Barons, 1977


    2017 College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Meeting

    2016  AAA/ICDR/MEDIATION.ORG Panel Conference

    2016 The Center for American and International Law, 3rd Annual Conference on International             Energy Arbitration,

    2015 AAA Panel Dynamics: “Staying On Course When Things Don’t Go As Planned”

    2014 “Hearing and Managing the Evidence,” AAA sponsored training

    2013 “Managing a Successful Arbitration”-College of Commercial Arbitrators and AAA

    2011 “Managing Your First Arbitration”-College of Commercial Arbitrators and AAA

    2010 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

    2009 AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators

    2006-2017 College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Meeting

    2006 Center for American and International Law Annual Conference


    English, Spanish

    Memberships & Affiliations

    Texas Mediator Credentialing Association- Credentialed distinguished

    Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

    American Arbitration Association

    College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow

    Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American & International Law

    CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

    CPR panel of neutrals

    CPR employment panel-southwest region

    CPR energy oil & gas panel-southwest region

    CPR environmental panel      

    International Academy of Mediators (IAM), Fellow

    Association of Attorney Mediators, Inc.

    Association of Conflict Resolution

    American, Texas and Houston Bar Associations, (ADR and Litigation Sections)

    The Center for American and International Law (CAIL)


    American Bar Foundation, Fellow

    Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

    Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow

    American College of Civil Trial Mediators 1997-2000, Fellow

    College of the State Bar of Texas

    Advisory Board of the Southwestern Legal Foundation Institute for Transnational Arbitration

    A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute, Board of Directors, 1994-95

    Center for Legal Responsibility, Faculty Advisor, 1994-95


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    Susan S. Soussan 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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