Susan J. Clouthier

Susan J. Clouthier

Dedicated to holding the justice system accountable
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law
  • Mississippi, Texas
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Biography

Susan Clouthier graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2007 and has been licensed over fifteen years. Susan Clouthier, along with her associates, have handled numerous appellate matters in all different practice areas including civil, criminal, and family law. The firm has notable success in both State and Federal courts of appeals due to Susan's high standard of excellence and ability to unravel even the most complicated cases.

Susan is passionate about helping her clients overturn unfavorable verdicts, she stays in communication with her clients, and she fights hard for justice. Since she practices exclusively appeals, and she has a deep understanding of the rules and procedures that are associated with the complicated appellate process. She also dedicates time to explain the complicated legal process to her clients, so they fully understand.

Clouthier Law, PLLC operates differently than many other law firms, with deep empathy for the difficulty of navigating the justice system and enabling strong communication between attorneys and clients. The attorneys at the firm try to make things as smooth as possible during a very challenging time.

Ms. Clouthier is licensed to practice in the State of Texas, State of Mississippi, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits, and federal district courts in Texas, Colorado, and Mississippi.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Mississippi
The Mississippi Bar
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24062673
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1st Circuit
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4th Circuit
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5th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern District of Texas
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U.S. District Courts for Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern District of Texas
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner / Attorney
Clouthier Law
- Current
Education
University of Houston Law Center
J.D. (2007)
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Baylor University
Bachelors of Music Performance (2000) | Music Performance, General
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Awards
Best Lawyer
Expertise
Top Rated Attorney
American Association of Attorney Advocates
10 Best
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top Tier Lawyer Top 2%
American Trial Academy
Member
Esteemed Lawyers of America
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Member
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 10 Attorney
Attorney and Practice Magazine
Top 10 Attorney (2020, 2021)
Professional Associations
Texas Bar College
Member
Current
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
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Texas Bar Association-- Appellate Section
Member
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Houston Bar Association
Member
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Christian Legal Society
Member
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Texas Women Lawyers
Member
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United States Supreme Court Bar
Member
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Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Challenging a Felony Criminal Conviction in Texas
Website
Speaking Engagements
Oral Argument, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Oral Argument, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
2255 Hearing, Federal District Court
Websites & Blogs
Website
Susan J. Clouthier's Website Profile
Website
Clouthier Law Website
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. In an appeal whàt does set for submission on briefs mean?
A: Intermediate courts of appeals do not grant oral argument often, and if the briefing provides the facts and law needed to resolve the issues raised on appeal, they will set the case for submission on the briefs. Not setting for oral argument does not indicate which way they are leaning or whether you have meritorious claims on appeal, only that the court does not believe oral argument will aid in their resolution of the case.
Q. I turned in my appellate brief to First Court Of Appeals Harris county, Tx. Will court accept anymore documents.
A: You could file a letter of supplemental authority, especially if new case law has been decided since your briefing that might be relevant to the outcome.
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Contact & Map
Clouthier Law
9950 Woodloch Forest Dr
Suite 1300
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Telephone: (346) 443-4300
Fax: (346) 443-4343
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed