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22 years, 3,000 cases
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1990||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified in Social Security Disability Advocacy||National Board of Legal Specialty Certification||2008|
|Legal Professionalism Award||Law Student Division of the State Bar of Texas||1987|
|Owner||Law Office of Suzanne Villalon Hinojosa||2009 - 2010|
|Partner||Social Security Law Firm||2007 - 2009|
|Managing Attorney||Social Security Law Firm||2000 - 2007|
|Lead Attorney on Workers' Compensation cases||Personal Injury Law Firm||1996 - 1997|
|Senior Staff Attorney||Texas Workers' Compensation Commission||1993 - 1996|
|Staff Attorney--Health Insurance||Office of Public Insurance Counsel||1991 - 1993|
|Assistant District Attorney||Hidalgo County District Attorney||1990 - 1991|
|Post Doctorial Fellow||University of Houston School of Law||1988 - 1989|
|Assistant Regional Director of Admissions||Princeton University||1982 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|US District Courts-Colorado||Admitted||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Jury Service Committee||Committee Member||2010 - Present|
|U.S. District Courts-Eastern Division||Admitted||2010 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas||Admitted||2004 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas||Admitted||2003 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas||Admitted||2001 - Present|
|Court of Appeals for Veteran's Claims||Admitted||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1990 - Present|
|Hidalgo County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Mexican American Bar Association of Texas||Member||N/A|
|San Antonio Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Hispanic Bar Association||Law Practice Management Section||2008 - 2009|
|Latino Diabetes Action Council of the American Diabetes Association||Member||N/A|
|Padalecki v. Astrue||Secured remand back to SSA|
|Kinney v. Astrue||Secured remand back to SSA|
|Valverde v. Astrue||Secured remand back to SSA|
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|The Road to Independence: 101 women's journeys to starting their own law firms||Kicking and Screaming...Hardly||2011|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Princeton University||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Social Security Disability Law Conference||Diabetes Update||2011|
|Social Security Disability 2011||Practical Considerations in Handling a Social Security Disability Case||2011|
|FOSSCR Conference||Social Security Disability in the 5th Circuit||2011|
|Social Security Disability Law Conference||How to Win a Diabetes Case||2010|
|Diabetes Roundtable||Changes to the Endocrine Listings||2010|
|Social Security Disability Law Conference||Listings Update||2009|
|Social Security Disability Law Conference||More on Listings and Step 3: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly||2009|
|Poverty Law Conference||SSA’s Standards of Conduct for Claimant Representatives||2008|
|National MS Society Life Planning Expo||Winning an MS case||2008|
|MELD Special Parent Support Group||Children's SSI||2008|
|5th Circuit Social Security Disability Law Conference||The addition of functional criteria to listings||2008|
|HNBA Annual Conference||Social Security Disability Practice||2007|
|12 Annual WILG Conference||Taxation of Social Security Benefits Offset by Workers' Compensation||2007|
|1st Annual Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar||Social Security , Ethical Responsibility||2006|
|Civil Justice Clinic: SSA Hearing Level||Do's and Don'ts||2005|
Posted by Tammi
I turned to Suzanne after a terrible experience with attorney Jennifer Schef. Right from the start Suzanne was very helpful and knowledgable.
She helped me where my old attorney Jennifer C Schef who is the most unprofessional and rude attorney that I have ever met. Suzanne on the other hand was very patient and professional. It was a big change from Attorney Jennfier Schef who covers up her lack of experience by being arrogant and threatening to her clients. Stay away from Attorney Jennifer Schef. I would strongly recommend Ms Villaion.
Posted by anonymous
In my search to find an attorney to represent me, I found that all of the major players that do all of the high priced advertising would not even talk to me. It seems that the prerequisite to them accepting me as a client was to be totally destitute and I would have to do all of the legwork in building my case.
Suzanne was very understanding and explained to me all of the information that I would need to gather to help me win my case, She even obtained the medical records that we needed from the Hospital.
We went to court and I was awarded my disability!
Thank You Suzanne!
Posted by Rosario
I have known Suzanne for many years. When I could no longer work and filed for my social security benefits I knew there was going to be the possibility of having to hire an attorney to represent me. I wanted Suzanne to represent me but I did not know how to approach the law firm. I felt like a failure and so embarassed about my situation. When I heard she was on her own I felt it was meant to be that she represent me in my social security case.
Suzanne would patiently listen to everything I had to say, she was always so professional and so knowledgble. She always returned my phone calls as soon as she could. I knew I was in good hands.
When my husband and I went to my hearing as soon as we walked in the courtroom we were not even seated yet and the Judge was praising Suzanne's work and as he would read along he would say "good work counselor."
Needless to say, I won my case and received a better back award than I had expected.
I truly believe that Suzanne is an EXCELLENT attorney.
Thad Harkins, Sexual harassment Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.