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I came to the practice of law by a circuitous route and relatively late in life following a series of earlier careers. My first real job was at the Pearl Brewing Company and I made my way up to the position of Executive Secretary to the President. I became pregnant with my first child around the time Pear Brewing Company was sold, so I then became a stay-at-home mom/volunteer/school board member during the time my three daughters attended St. Luke's Catholic School. By then I was ready to re-enter the paid workforce and I decided to listen to an inner voice that had been urging me for some time to look at a law career. I got a job in a law firm as a secretary while taking night classes and soon became a Certified Legal Assistant focusing in civil litigation and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to make the leap from legal assistant to lawyer. I took the LSAT and applied to several Texas law schools, not sure if any of them would be interested in having a middle-aged grandmother attending their esteemed institutions. Happily, I heard from several and I happily attended the Texas Tech University School of Law and the Rawls School of Business from 2004 to 2007, earning joint degrees of a Juris Doctorate and MBA. Since 2007 I have operated as a solo practitioner focusing in the area of wills, trusts and probate as well as small business start-ups.


I am the mother of three beautiful daughters and grandmother of three incredible youngsters. I am also the proud mom of four cats and grandmother to a spoiled Husky named Gypsy. When I'm not working I read incessantly, knit whenever I can find the time, love eating out with my friends and having my grandkids over to play.


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Contact info

Law Office of Susan Simmons, PLLC

111 Soledad, Suite 1700
Riverview Towers
San Antonio, TX, 78205

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 50%
  2. Wills: 30%
  3. Business: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award for Excellent Achievement in Study of Elder LawTexas Tech University School of Law2007
Jurisprudence for Superior Academic Achievement in Con. LawTexas Tech University School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Susan Simmons, PLLC2007 - Present
Certified Legal AssistantTobey Law Firm2000 - 2003
Legal AssistantGardner Law Firm, PLLC1986 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association Of Women Business OwnersMember2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember of Law Practice Management CommitteeN/A
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember of Fee Dispute CommitteeN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech Rawls School of BusinessBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration2007
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Texas System, San AntonioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
San Antonio CollegeLegal AssistingAssociates1999