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Suzanne Villalon

Suzanne Villalon

also known as Suzanne Villalon-Hinojosa

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Reason: Government Attorney

About me

Suzanne has been representing Social Security claimants since 1996.  She was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 1990 after completing a joint degree program at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Law School at the University of Texas at Austin.

Before law school, Suzanne served for two years as an Admissions Officer for Princeton University, right after graduating from Princeton in 1982.

Suzanne is a native Texan, growing up in College Station, Texas while her father attended Texas A&M University.  Her family returned to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in 1970 and she graduated from Weslaco High School in 1978.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 100%
    21 years, 3 thousand cases

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  • Thad Harkins

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I know Suzanne has been helpful to many of the clients we've referred to her at her former firm, and know her to be an excellent lawyer with high credentials in helping folks with Social Security claims. Because our firm handles LTD insurance and other employee benefit claims as part of our employment and consumer law practice, we know how important it is for people with disabilities to have good experienced lawyers representing them.


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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199008/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified in Social Security Disability AdvocacyNational Board of Legal Specialty Certification2008
Legal Professionalism AwardLaw Student Division of the State Bar of Texas1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Suzanne Villalon Hinojosa2009 - 2010
PartnerSocial Security Law Firm2007 - 2009
Managing AttorneySocial Security Law Firm2000 - 2007
Lead Attorney on Workers' Compensation casesPersonal Injury Law Firm1996 - 1997
Senior Staff AttorneyTexas Workers' Compensation Commission1993 - 1996
Staff Attorney--Health InsuranceOffice of Public Insurance Counsel1991 - 1993
Assistant District AttorneyHidalgo County District Attorney1990 - 1991
Post Doctorial FellowUniversity of Houston School of Law1988 - 1989
Assistant Regional Director of AdmissionsPrinceton University1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
US District Courts-ColoradoAdmitted2012 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Jury Service CommitteeCommittee Member2010 - Present
U.S. District Courts-Eastern DivisionAdmitted2010 - Present
U.S. District Court, Northern District of TexasAdmitted2004 - Present
U.S. District Court, Southern District of TexasAdmitted2003 - Present
U.S. District Court, Western District of TexasAdmitted2001 - Present
Court of Appeals for Veteran's ClaimsAdmitted2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1990 - Present
Hidalgo County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Mexican American Bar Association of TexasMemberN/A
San Antonio Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Hispanic Bar AssociationLaw Practice Management Section2008 - 2009
Latino Diabetes Action Council of the American Diabetes AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Padalecki v. AstrueSecured remand back to SSA
Kinney v. AstrueSecured remand back to SSA
Valverde v. AstrueSecured remand back to SSA
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Road to Independence: 101 women's journeys to starting their own law firmsKicking and Screaming...Hardly2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Princeton UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Social Security Disability Law ConferenceDiabetes Update2011
Social Security Disability 2011Practical Considerations in Handling a Social Security Disability Case2011
FOSSCR ConferenceSocial Security Disability in the 5th Circuit2011
Social Security Disability Law ConferenceHow to Win a Diabetes Case2010
Diabetes RoundtableChanges to the Endocrine Listings2010
Social Security Disability Law ConferenceListings Update2009
Social Security Disability Law ConferenceMore on Listings and Step 3: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly2009
Poverty Law ConferenceSSA’s Standards of Conduct for Claimant Representatives2008
National MS Society Life Planning ExpoWinning an MS case2008
MELD Special Parent Support GroupChildren's SSI2008
5th Circuit Social Security Disability Law ConferenceThe addition of functional criteria to listings2008
HNBA Annual ConferenceSocial Security Disability Practice2007
12 Annual WILG ConferenceTaxation of Social Security Benefits Offset by Workers' Compensation2007
1st Annual Advanced Texas Administrative Law SeminarSocial Security , Ethical Responsibility2006
Civil Justice Clinic: SSA Hearing LevelDo's and Don'ts2005