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Suzanne Schwab-Radcliffe

Divorce and separation Attorney at Houston, TX

4.6   43 reviews

also known as Law Office of Suzanne Schwab Radcliffe PLLC


Licensed for 31 years

Virtual consultation available

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About Suzanne

Learn Suzanne’s areas of practice.

I was an Associate Family Law Judge in Galveston County for 17 years.

I am also a trained Family Law mediator.

I have practiced in Galveston, Harris and Brazoria counties for 30 years.

We give "no nonsense" advice and try to tell you the best legal strategy considering the financial and emotional cost to you

 

 

Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 31 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Suzanne Schwab Radcliffe,PLLC

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Suzanne received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by Johanna | February 27, 2015
She stands above the rest...
Ms. Radcliffe has represented me several times in a custody matter and each time I have had the pleasure to work with her, she and her staff have been very responsive, friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend her and her firm to anyone seeking an attorney in her field. Additionally, her fees are very reasonable. She advises her clients to do what she believes is best and avoids stringing her clients out in order to make an extra buck. She continues to stay in touch with me in order to make sure that things are still running smoothly and she very much values "service after the sale".
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Posted by Debora | April 14, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Ms. Radcliffe is technically solid and a fierce attorney. You is prompt to respond to e-mails and keeps you informed on the status of your case. I have worked with several attorneys throughout my life and she is by far the best attorney that I have ever employed. I would highly recommend her for family legal issues.
Posted by Irene | August 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, Great Results
Mu husband selected Suzanne after interviewing a number of other lawyers. We were very pleased with her level of professional involvement in our unique case. Her team also came forward with very sound support. I highly recommend Suzanne Radcliffe and her team for your legal needs!
Posted by Scott | July 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child Support Case
I was referred by a trusted friend to consult Ms. Radcliffe regarding a NOT-SO Cut and Dry child support case. She states on the firms about us page, We give "no nonsense" advice and try to tell you the best legal strategy considering the financial and emotional cost to you and this was exactly what she did for me. Ms. Radcliffe advised truthfully about realistic potential costs to fight VS Settling and kept it fairly simple at a time I needed simple direction to make difficult decisions. More importantly, she advised me with the best interests of not only myself, but also the kids involved. After a short pause, my ex and I came to reasonable settlement agreement which ultimately saved the Children 10's of thousands of valuable future financial resources. Trust me, She will shoot it to you straight!! No Answer Shopping here.
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Posted by Natalia | September 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I had such a great experience with Ms. Suzanne and her team. I highly recommend her and her team to anybody. My case was not easy . But she and her team were so helpful with my divorce case and educated to get it done in professional manner. She and her team helped me every step of the way of my case . She also took the time to educate me regarding my case so that I was fully aware and understand what the process was and would not feel left out in the dark.
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Posted by Terry | September 10, 2020
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Great attorney
Attorney and paralegals are very knowledgeable and helpful. This attorney and her office know what they are doing and they stay on top of things. So many times I've had or seen attorneys that won't return calls and you feel like and afterthought, well this isn't them. They are always on top of things, they know what they are doing in and out of a court room and are easy to get in touch with. They always answered my questions and emails quickly, even on some weekends. All around A+ , I have actually already recommended Ms. Radcliffe to a couple of my friends that needed some help, and I will continue to recommend her to people.
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Posted by Brooke | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Battle
I loved loved loved Suzanne!I have used 2 different lawyers previously through my divorce that were not very good. She communicated with me on a regular basis and did not dodge my emails or calls throughout the custody battle like my previous lawyers. She was direct and to the point, she did not sugar coat things which I prefer. Her and her legal team were on top of things during mediation. If something came up during mediation, her legal assistant would go research really quickly and come back with answers to help guide us in the direction we needed to go. She listened to me and my wants throughout the case which was very important to me as the previous lawyers did not listen well. She made sure that the final child custody documents were worded correctly which again was very important because I did get burned by the wording being incorrect for the divorce. She helped explain the documents which is also so important. The end result was she helped me win full custody of my twin boys! I'm very grateful!! - Thanks, Brooke
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Posted by Heather | August 25, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer
Suzanne Radcliffe is an amazing attorney! She did an amazing job for me with my divorce ! She was able to get me everything I needed from assets to custody child support and more! I highly recommend her to all of my friends!
Posted by James | June 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great representation against an unscrupulous adversary
When I hired Suzanne for my child support modification, I was in a tough place. I had lost all assets and my ex's lawyer was very unscrupulous and unnecessarily adversarial. She was the third lawyer that I hired after two other lawyers were unable to prevent a very one-sided and unjust outcome to my detriment. She handled my case with poise and was undistracted by the underhanded tactics of opposing counsel, and her depth of knowledge and experience showed and led to a very favorable outcome for me. I highly recommend her. It was a tough decision to hire her because she wasn't the cheapest by any means, but I found her to be very much worth it! To boot, show showed sympathy to my plight and didn't "stick it to me" financially. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Katherine | May 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Attny Suzanne Radcliffe is Outstanding
I hired Attorney Suzanne Radcliffe for my divorce. My (ex)husband was difficult to deal with, especially when it came to our children's visitation time. I found that Ms. Radcliffe was easy to reach, very knowledgeable with custody and when I was about to become unreasonable, she calmed me down, explained the law and helped me make informed decisions that truly helped my children adjust. Instead of fighting over a couch or a toaster, she would remind me to stay focused on what was best in the long run for our children. I have never been divorced and don't know all of the procedures so I was very relieved that she kept me up to date and explained things before they happened. My friends that have used other lawyers have not had that same experience. Thank you so much Ms. Radcliffe!
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Posted by Julie | May 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Top rate attorney
Ms. Radcliffe helped me with my recent, not so straightforward divorce. She has the experience knowledge I needed an attorney. She was always prepared and was aggressive when I needed her to be. She was compassionate and always answered my questions and calmed any fears I had about the entire divorce process. She worked on a settlement that was always in my best interest and not just the quickest way to settle.She and her team were always professional. They were courteous and prompt in returning phone calls or emails.
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Posted by Katherine | May 1, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and personable
Suzanne is a consummate professional. She has years of experience and a knowledge base that is formidable. I consulted with her on a family member’s divorce and she was exceedingly helpful - efficient, personable and thorough. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Posted by Jeff | February 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Attorney,, great office staff.
Suzanne and her team were absolutely courteous and professional. My case file documents were perfectly prepared. We won my case. She is a great strategist and highly effective litigator. Highly recommend her and her paralegals.
Posted by Rusty | February 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations
Suzanne has a wealth of experience and offered great advice in preparation for my case. She was not after dragging out the case and I did not feel like she was in it for the money, but rather her true compassion for the child involved in the case! In fact, she actually turned my case down at first and accepted it months later. She was always knowledgeable about my case when we met, did an incredible job preparing the paperwork for orders and for the trial, returned calls and emails (weekends included) and was pleasant to work with. I was impressed with the manner that she presented and represented me and my son in trial and in mediation. I believe she accomplished more than could be expected and I am incredibly grateful for the outcome. Besides the years of experience as an attorney, she provided insight of a judges possible views and outcomes from her time as a judge. In my experience with attorneys, I would use her and her office again and I would highly recommend her to any friends and family that needed her services.
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Posted by Beth | February 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional
Ms Radcliffe and her team are exceptional. She was recommended to me by a friend who had hired her in the past. She took the time to explain the process of my situation from the very beginning until the end result. She is extremely knowledgeable and has a lot of experience in all areas concerning divorce, child custody, etc. Her staff is very courteous, quick to respond and helpful. Suzanne was also very sensitive and treated my situation with care and respect. I would definitely recommend Suzanne, she made me feel "less" stressed during a very difficult time.
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Posted by Pamela | October 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Qualified Professional
Suzanne represented me in a very complicated matter of family law. She was not only well qualified & aggressive, but she was always courteous & efficient. She is a busy woman, but her efficient & helpful staff were always available when she was not. Best of all, she got the job done! And even better, the cost to me was far less than I had anticipated. I highly recommend Suzanne & her firm of well-qualified professionals.
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Posted by Julie | October 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Ms Radcliffe obtained custody full custody of my children her experience in courtroom was professional and well prepared without her strength and tenacity we wouldn’t have prevailed.
Posted by Tara | September 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
My experience with Suzanne was easy and painless as far as a divorce can be concerned. She handled my uncontested divorce and the whole process was completed from start to finish in less than 5 months.
Posted by Ben | February 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Ms. Radcliffe was excellent. She got me through a very trying time, and was fair while still preserving my assets. More importantly she helped me gain primary custody of my son. Not the easiest thing for a husband to accomplish. Tough, smart, experienced, and compassionate best describes what you can expect from Ms. Radcliffe's representation. I can still call her today if I have a question, 2 years after the fact. Thank you Suzanne!
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Posted by Edward | January 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Ms. Schwab Radcliffe was amazing she helped me through my divorce and navigated me in the best possible way. When I came to her I was so confused and had no clue as to what to expect. Her and her staff literally held my hand and walked me through every step of the way. I truly feel that I got the best possible deal. My daughter and I are very happy now and it's all thanks to Ms. Schwab Radcliffe.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner
  • Law Office of Suzanne Schwab Radcliffe
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate Judge
  • 306th District Court
  • 1997 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Galveston County District Attorney Office
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Chief of Family Law Division
  • Galveston Co. District Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1997
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Education

  • St. Mary's University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1991
  • Texas Christian University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Burta Rhoads Raburn Family Law American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Galveston Co. National Adoption Day Foundation
  • Founding Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • member
  • 1998 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Galveston Co. Child Advocacy Center
  • Founding Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Texas Advisory Committee for Pyschotropic Drugs for Children
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Gulf Coast Big Brothers and Sisters
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • State Bar Child Abuse/neglect Task Force
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Galveston County Family Law Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers' Association
  • President
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Galveston Co. Child Abuse Task Force
  • Founding Member
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2006
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers' Association
  • Secretary
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 2016 National Advocates Top 100
  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 5% Most Honored Professionals
  • America's Professionals
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Citizen of the Year
  • NASWA
  • 2004
  • Recognition by State for Outstanding Service to Texas Children
  • CPS
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Service to Victims
  • Women's Resource and Crisis center
  • 2000
  • Outsatnding Young Lawyer
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Texas Family Code
  • "Obtaining Protrctive Orders"
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Ad Litem
  • 2015
  • Child Welfare: Teaching/Training in New Millennium
  • Child Welfare Cases
  • 2014
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Ad Litems for Children
  • 2011
  • Justice of the Peace and Constable Assoc.
  • Protective Orders
  • 2007
  • AHEC Conference
  • Family Violence
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Suzanne for almost 20 years. I practiced in front of her when she presided over CPS cases in Galveston County, and since she has been in private practice, we have had cases against one another, worked together on cases, and I have worked as the mediator on a number of her cases. Suzanne is an honest, reasonable, hard working attorney who listens to her clients and does her best to balance client desires with realistic expectations. She cares about her clients and works hard to help them get the results they want without unnecessary expense. She is an attorney I would definitely recommend."
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Suzanne is smart, savvy and comfortable in the court room. She is very experienced and was a fantastic, well respected judge for many years in Galveston County. You are in good hands."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a fantastic lawyer and I have worked with her on family cases. She is very easy to work with which is unusual for family lawyers. We also went to law school together and she is one of our only class members who became a judge. She is an outstanding member of the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. Suzanne is a zealous advocate who is competent and a well seasoned trial attorney. She is conscientous and attentive to her client's needs, and will work for the best outcome."
Houston Divorce and separation Lawyer Suzanne Schwab-Radcliffe
Suzanne Schwab-Radcliffe
Divorce and separation Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available