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Susan L. Hutchinson

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Katy, TX

5.0   32 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 27 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 34 years
    Maryland - MD 36 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    50%
    Know your rights! I represent both Landlords & Tenants in all residential and commercial lease agreements. I handle Evictions, nonpayment of rent, damage to property issues, health & safety violations, retaliations & security deposit issues.

    14 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    Probate is the process that transfers property & title from the Decedent (person who died) to their legal heirs & beneficiaries. Probate can begin whether the Decedent left a Will or died without a Will. Probate is necessary to distribute property.

    14 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    25%
    I provide a Will package to my Clients which includes the Last Will & Testament, Medical Power of Attorney, Statutory Durable Power of Attorney & Directive to Physician all for a flat rate fee. My fee also includes the signing ceremony at my office.

    14 years

Don't rely on attorneys from other parts of the State to handle your Houston based Landlord/Tenant and Eviction issues. I have resided in the Houston area for over 30 years, and am familiar with most of the Justice Court judges throughout both Harris County & Fort Bend County.   You can easily trip yourself up in Landlord/Tenant Court or Eviction Court without having someone with the necessaryknowledge and familiarity handling your case.  Knowing the local rules of each Court is essential to success with your case. 

 

I have been practicing law for over 30 years, and have a wealth of experience in general civil litigation matters including Eviction cases, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Probate Court, and in the preparation of Wills. I offer an all inclusive Will Package for Clients which consists of your Will, your Medical Power of Attorney, your Statutory Durable Power of Attorney & your Directive to Physicians for one flat fee rate.  I  represent my Clients through the  Probate process and take particular attention to swiftly moving the probate through the Court system to see your Letters Testamentary are issued as quickly as possible. I also have represented hundreds of both Landlords and Tenants in both residential & commercial lease agreements, lease disputes, repair and remedy cases, and Eviction cases.  Again, my job is making sure your rights are protected and that your issues are resolved as soon as possible.   I also assist clients in preparing for small claims actions who wish to proceed pro bono, as well as representing those in small claims matters who feel representation is necessary.

I now offer a 15 minutes free consultation by either phone or Zoom to provide a quick case analysis of your situation, and whether legal action will be necessary, or resolution of the matter may be achieved with sound legal advice.  Not everyone can identify whether their situation requires attorney involvement. You can now have peace of mind, guidance, support and relief about your situation after either an in person, telephone, or teleconferencing consultation to better understand how the law affects you, what rights you have under Texas law, and how to further proceed with the matter. 

 I am available to each of my clients 24/7 via phone, text, email or video conferencing. I handle each matter with compassion and diligence for outstanding, thorough and effective results.  I am conveniently located to all Harris & Fort Bend County residents.  

 

 

 

 

 

Location

The Law Offices of Susan L. Hutchinson, PLLC
21320 Provincial Blvd, Suite 210
Katy, TX, 77494-3296

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
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Posted by Helen | November 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Good Lawyer!
Susan Hutchinson is superb, she is very knowledgable, professional, excellent, she gets things done quickly and will recommend to any one who needs help with legal issue.
Posted by Allyn | May 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Had a legal issue that was complicated and Susan had no problem dealing with it quickly and easily.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Very knowledgeable and quick to get things done. We had a troublesome tenant that refused to pay rent and refused to leave, Susan helped us navigate the law and got us our property back.
Posted by James | April 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely Recommend
Ms. Hutchinson’s legal advice is superb. As owners of a new rental property, we were unsure of our rights as landlords. Susan explained our options and advised us on how to proceed. The outcome was favorable. She was prompt in communicating with us, honest in her assessment and got the job done. I hope we never end up in another situation where we require legal assistance, but should we find ourselves needing an attorney, I know Ms. Hutchinson’s expertise will get us through it.
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Posted by Hope | August 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Landlord and Tenant Dispute
Susan helped me so much with an unruly landlord. She was available for calls often, even though I was not sure how to apply the rules for repair requests she was very knowledgeable on the property codes. She walked me through the process and advised me the best way to handle my landlord. I appreciated her time, help through the mental stress, and legal advice throughout the process.
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Posted by Kathleen | May 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
Susan made herself available to me when no one else would. I reached out to over 20 local lawyers who claimed to practice landlord-tenant law, and she was one of two that responded. The first one explained frankly that the laws are tipped in favor of the landlord most of the time. He continued saying (in his opinion) most lawyers tend to primarily represent landlords, due to the scope of the economy. He sent me his rates in case I decided to hire him and wished me good luck. Susan however, reached out to me right away. Her initial consultation was thorough, and she listened intently. She asked objective questions to ensure my approach was diligent when I researched and ethical when I took any actions. That protected me from making a fool of myself also. There was always clear communication and direction, regardless of how busy she was. I never felt alone in the process, and she was true to her word. I understand now that the process for tenants to exercise their rights can technically be without legal representation. However, it really shouldn't be done without consultation. As much research as I did, it was critical to have an objective lawyer guide me through the process. We tend to only read the things we want to see. Sometimes it’s possible to interpret something incorrectly thinking a certain statute may be in our favor when it isn’t. This is why I highly recommend Susan. She has decades more experience than most of the lawyers who were listed when I was searching, and still finds a way to make her services accessible to people who need them.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely well versed in tenant law
I had a landlord trying to charge me some outrageous fees with records saying otherwise. Susan went to bat for me, identified the issue and took care of it without me having to be involved. She provided me safety at a time where I needed the help and was a pleasure to work with as well.
Response from Susan Hutchinson March 3, 2021
So happy that the matter was resolved in such a favorable way for you! Thank you for your kind review!
Posted by Jennifer | October 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, professional and knowledgeable lawyer
Susan stuck with me through a case that went on for over 2 years. She provided excellent advice and was always incredibly professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I am so thankful that I had Susan on my side during this time. It made all the difference. And, I'm so thankful to have the issue resolved.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Family's Will
I was looking for a lawyer who guided us on what is needed to be included in a Will. Mrs. Hutchinson was very specific and guided us in this matter. She took her time and was very caring and made us feel supported.
Posted by Tom | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Services
Susan provided two separate legal services for us: (1) eviction of a tenant, and (2) new wills for my wife and me. She provided these services in a highly efficient manner, and at rates which I consider to be very competitive. Susan kept us fully informed of various steps in the eviction process during the COVID issues that affected court procedures. At the hearing she was clearly the most prepared of any legal representative there. This definitely paid off with a ruling in our favor. For the wills there was a time constraint, and she worked through the weekend to get them completed for us. Everything except the signing was done remotely, which saved us a lot of time. Also the required witnesses were available from her office, which made the signing process quick and easy. I highly recommend Susan Hutchinson for these legal services.
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Response from Susan Hutchinson September 3, 2020
Thank you so very much for your review. It was a pleasure working with you and your wife, and so happy that we were able to resolve your legal matters in both an expeditious and favorable manner!
Posted by Sonia | May 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable and honest attorney
Susan is an amazing attorney who gets results. I have used her as counsel for several different issues. I have not been disappointed. She is reliable, honest, courteous and extremely patient with her clients, traits that are hard to come by these days when hiring an attorney. No job is too small for her and she will always respond to you. I will always go to Susan for my legal issues and advice.
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Response from Susan Hutchinson May 14, 2020
Thank you so much for your review, Sonia. It was with great pleasure that together, we were able to address & resolve your legal matters!
Posted by Tiffany | March 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Informative, Warm and Caring Lawyer
My Mom and I hired Susan Hutchinson after my sister and her husband refused to leave my parent’s home after being asked and begged to leave due to elderly abuse. My sister and her husband exhibited increasingly verbal, mental and physical abuse towards my parents who allowed my sister and her husband to move in temporarily. After several years, they were asked to leave my parent’s home numerous times but refused. We found Susan and her amazing team through the internet. The first meeting with Susan, we knew immediately Susan would be able to get my sister and her husband out and soon. Susan put our minds at ease and worked tirelessly with our city law enforcement to have my parent’s unwanted guests removed quickly. We will refer any of our family and friends to Susan Hutchinson for any tenant issues. Thank you Susan for saving my parents and putting our lives back together!
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Response from Susan Hutchinson March 27, 2020
Thank you, Tiffany, for your beautiful review. I am so happy to have met you and your family, but moreover, to have helped you and your mother seek the resolution you were looking for. Please do not hesitate to contact me again should you need legal advice or assistance!
Posted by A. H | December 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
I called this attorney on a holiday after leaving messages for over six attorneys for issue that can't wait until after the holiday. I called and left message for Ms. Hutchinson and she immediately called me back. After talking to this attorney she put my mind to rest, to enjoy the holiday and see her Monday. That morning she was on the case with no time. She has kept me informed since then. Though my case is ongoing, Ms. Hutchinson has handle this matter with competence, professionalism, caring and immediacy. I will recommend this great professional, experienced leader and a great human being to anyone with a five stars.
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Response from Susan Hutchinson December 20, 2019
I do appreciate your review...thank you so much!
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response to my query. Very Helpful
I ad a question about a determining if we should break our lease due to a mold infestation. Susan responded promptly with several options.
Response from Susan Hutchinson October 8, 2019
Thank you for your very kind review!
Posted by Amber | July 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Susan was able to help resolve what could have been a potentially ugly situation with an uncooperative landlord. She was extremely patient, listened to our situation, and very clearly explained what our options were, and what the potential outcome of those options might be. She was able to get the situation rectified in a matter of days, and even did so while on vacation. Stellar attorney, and incredibly easy to work with. I'll certainly be using her services going forward, and would highly recommend her to anyone else who may have need of them.
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Posted by Melissa | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT!!! Coud not ask for anyone better!
Mrs. Hutchinson excels at customer service! She takes the time to listen to her clients and explains things clearly. As well, from past experiences with other attorneys, Mrs. Hutchinson does NOT nickel and dime every small thing. We greatly appreciate that! Beyond that, her services are top notch; with integrity and being an all around good person. We feel very fortunate to have found Mrs. Hutchinson and that she accepted us as clients. We highly recommend her and seek her out first for our specific needs or know we can count on her for references. We have confidence in recommending her to our family, friends, and others in the community looking for a great attorney. We are thankful and grateful for Mrs. Hutchinson for being the woman she is and a fantastic attorney!
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Posted by Amanda | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
It really was a pleasure working with Susan. She gave me helpful advice and was able to settle my case quickly.
Posted by Cheryl | February 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience in a bad situation
My experience with Susan Hutchinson was beyond exceptional. She made an unpleasant situation bearable, was very receptive and accommodating to my concerns and not only addressed the matter quickly, but maintained an open line of communication with me at all times. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Donna | October 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice
I had a question about bigamy she answered my question, perfectly, the simplest of minds could understand.I don't know many legal terms but she made it plain and I understand Thank you for taking time out of your bizzy schedule to answer my question
Response from Susan Hutchinson October 18, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind review!
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
EXCELLENT RESPONSE TIME
I RECOMEND SUSAN L. HUTCHINSON SHE ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS. THE RESPONSE TIME WAS VERY QUICK. VERY HELPFULL
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Owner
  • The Law Offices of Susan L. Hutchinson, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sowell, Alvares & Walls
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Marilyn Gale Vilyus
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney/Manager
  • Edward T. Burke & Associates
  • 1995 - 2004
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Education

  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Hood College
  • 1983
  • Frostburg State College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Associations

  • Katy Bar Association
  • Second Vice President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Katy Lady Lawyers Social Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Social Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Katy Bar Association
  • Fundraising/Social Committee
  • 2013 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Principles for A Successful Jury Trial
  • 2020
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Marriage Equality in the Crosshairs-Estate Planning to Protect You
  • 2020
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Benefits & Challenges of Invoking Force Majeure Clauses In Contracts
  • 2020
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Cannabis Law
  • 2020
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Handling an Eviction Case During COVID 19
  • 2020
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Preparing Clients for a Deposition - An Investment in Performance
  • 2019
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Trial Advocacy- Direct Examination
  • 2019
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Practicing Law in the Shadows of COVID 19
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (3)
Endorse Susan
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen her answers on AVVO for a while now and it is obvious she is caring and compassionate but more importantly (for a lawyer), she is intelligent, giving sound legal advice."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is highly personable and proficient in her areas of practice. Susan truly cares about her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hutchinson has show herself to be a very knowledgeable attorney providing great advice to people. Would recommend her anytime."
Debt settlement Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hutchinson has shown herself to be very knowledgeable of Texas law and specifically landlord tenant law."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well respected in the legal community"
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hutchinson has a reputation for integrity and her answers on Avvo.com show her to be a gifted lawyer and an empathetic and caring person. I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hutchinson has a reputation for integrity and excellence. She has a robust practice in the key areas of Consumer Law, Creditor-Debtor, Wills & Trusts, and Probate. Susan is conscientious, determined, and effective. I highly recommend her as an attorney."
Probate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who spend time giving GOOD advice in pro bono forums like this are unique and should be applauded and endorsed."
General practice Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is an excellent attorney who cares about her clients. I have referred several clients to her and she did an outstanding job representing them. Susan is definitely a results oriented attorney."
Consumer protection Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Susan on several matters. I recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional and ethical attorney. She is exceptionally responsive to her clients and is one of the most knowledge attorneys I know regarding consumer debt matters. I have referred several of my clients to her to assist them with matters in her preferred areas of practice, and have received lots of positive feedback from them about Susan."
Probate Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a compassionate, personable, and dedicated lawyer. She handles client matters effectively and efficiently. She is dedicated to her clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan is a great attorney with whom to work. She cares about her clients and works hard for them. She has a great deal of experience and a wealth of knowledge in a variety of areas of law. You can't go wrong!"
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