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Stephen D. Susman

Stephen D. Susman

Practice areas:

Patent Infringement, Consumer Protection, Antitrust & Trade Law, Breach of Contract

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About Me

I urge anyone considering hiring me to contact my references (former clients and both co-counsel and opposing counsel) who have seen me in trial and to check out my firm's philosophy on handling lawsuits. Both are on our website, www.susmangodfrey.com. With offices in Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York, my practice is truly nationwide. Our preference is for fee arrangements that compensate us for results, not effort.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1965

  1. Patent Infringement: 40%
  2. Breach of Contract: 20%
  3. Antitrust & Trade Law: 20%
  4. Consumer Protection: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($1000-1100/hour), Contingent (25-50%)

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Contact Info

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

5th Floor
654 Madison Ave.
New York, NY, 10065

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200003/13/2015
DCActive 199905/24/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 196505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Listed, Commercial Litigation and CompetitionWho's Who Legal: Texas2007
Leading Commercial Litigator in the WorldWho's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers2007
Leading Commercial Litigator in the WorldWho's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers2006
"...one of the nation's top 10 litigators"National Law Journal2006
"...one of the top 10 lawyers in Texas"Texas Monthly Magazine2006
Distinguished Counselor AwardN/A2005
Listed, "500 Leading Lawyers in America"Lawdragon2005
"...one of the top 10 lawyers in Texas"Texas Monthly Magazine2005
"...one of the top 10 lawyers in Texas"Texas Monthly Magazine2004
"...one of the top 10 lawyers in Texas"Texas Monthly Magazine2003
Litigator of the YearN/A1997
"...top litigator in the United States"N/A1996
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
"...among the 14 best trial lawyers in the United States""America's Top Trial Lawyers," Don Vinson, authorN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSusman Godfrey L.L.P.1980 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Antitrust SectionCouncil member1989 - 1991
State Bar of Texas, Section on Antitrust and Trade RegulationChairman1976 - 1977
Institute for Responsible Dispute ResolutionCharter MemberN/A
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember, Trial Advisory BoardN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember, Federal Practice Task ForceN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionFormer Co-chair, Task Force on Training the AdvocateN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionFormer Chairman, Task Force on Fast Track LitigationN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionFormer Member, Committee to Improve Jury ComprehensionN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
University of Houston Law FoundationDirectorN/A
University of Texas School of Law, Review of LitigationAdvisory BoardN/A
BNA Civil RICO ReporterEditorial Advisory BoardN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Houston Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Law InstituteMemberN/A
The New York Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Supreme Court, Advisory CommitteeChairman, Discovery SubcommitteeN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1965
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1962