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Susan S. Soussan, Mediator, Houston, Texas.

Susan S. Soussan

Susan. S. Soussan P.C.
1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2880
Houston, TX 77056
Tel: (713) 961-2880
Fax: (713) 961-2886
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Recognized to Texas Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: California, Florida, Illinois, New York

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1990
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)7000
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)350
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


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.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


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





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


Rates Information

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