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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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2007||09/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI Award for Excellent Achievement in Study of Elder Law||Texas Tech University School of Law||2007|
|Jurisprudence for Superior Academic Achievement in Con. Law||Texas Tech University School of Law||2005|
|Attorney||Law Office of Susan Simmons, PLLC||2007 - Present|
|Certified Legal Assistant||Tobey Law Firm||2000 - 2003|
|Legal Assistant||Gardner Law Firm, PLLC||1986 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association Of Women Business Owners||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member of Law Practice Management Committee||N/A|
|San Antonio Bar Association||Member of Fee Dispute Committee||N/A|
|Texas Tech Rawls School of Business||Business Administration||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2007|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Texas System, San Antonio||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|San Antonio College||Legal Assisting||Associates||1999|