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Susan G. Perin, Mediator, Houston, Texas.

Susan G. Perin

Attorney - Mediator - Arbitrator
3207 Mercer Street
Houston, TX 77027
Tel: (713) 572-5000
Fax: (713) 551-9301
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire
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  • Practice Commenced1990
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)2300
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)350
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


With over 38 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 2,000 mediations and over 250 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.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Internet
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


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

  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credientialing Associaton
  • American Arbitration Association, Large Complex Case Panel, Construction, Commercial, Employment, and Consumer Panels
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • 2007 Houston's Top Lawyers, Mediation and Arbitration, H Texas Magazine, June 2007
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Foundation
  • 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 for the entire United States 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

Rates Information

Please call office for details - (713) 572-5000

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