LOCATION: One Greenway Plaza, Suite 450, Houston, Texas 77046
PHONE: (713) 622-1600
Susan Myres is a family law attorney located in Houston, Texas. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Susan has over 35 years of experience practicing family law in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Waller County, Brazoria County, and the surrounding Greater Houston areas.
Susan’s primary skill is the ability to utilize the details and still focus on the big picture to find options for solutions. An ability that is important in complex property and custody cases.
Susan earned her BS from the University of Kansas in 1979 and her JD from the University of Houston Law Center in 1982. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in the same year and today can appear before the U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of Texas.
A background in business allows her to work through complex business issues involving the characterization and valuation of a business, closely held business interests, characterization of property, financial documentation and the interplay with the marital estate. Susan stays abreast of leading mental health issues that intersect with family law including mood disorders, high conflict personality disorders, addiction and abuse prevention issues so that she can use tools and resources to maximize the benefits to her clients and their families.
Susan utilizes all forms of dispute resolution from supporting clients who have worked out their own agreements, mediation, arbitration, collaborative law and traditional litigation working to use what is the right fit for the client. She and her entire team are known for establishing a close cooperation with their clients, working together to determine and reach the goals in the best interests of them and their children.
Her expertise is regularly sought by other attorneys, and Susan lectures frequently on cutting edge family law topics. She is involved in several professional associations, including the Texas Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (President), the International Academy of Family Lawyers (Fellow), Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, and many others. Susan is the recipient of the 2016 Dave Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law, presented by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists.
Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law | Texas 1988
Admitted to the State Bar | Texas 1982
Admitted to the United States District Courts | The Northern District of Texas
Admitted to the United States District Courts | The Southern District of Texas
Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of Texas
University of Houston Law Center | Houston, Texas | J.D., 1982
University of Kansas | Lawrence, Kansas | B.S., 1979
Honors and Awards
Selected as Texas Super Lawyer | 2006 – present
David A. Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in the Practice of Family Law, presented by the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists | 2016
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers | Fellow since 1998
President 2019 – present
President Elect 2018 – present
First- Vice President 2017 – 2018
Vice President 2012 – 2017
AAML Foundation Life Time Member – present
Secretary 2010 – 2012
National Test Committee Chair 2010 – 2011
Membership Chair 2005 – 2010
President of Texas Chapter 2008 – 2009
International Academy of Family Lawyers | Fellow since 2005
USA Board of Managers 2012 – 2018
Secretary 2011 – 2012; Chapter Vice President 2006 – 2011
Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Family Law Advisory Commission Member 2006 – 2011; Chair 2011
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists | Member since 1989
Texas Bar Foundation | Member since 1990
College of the State Bar of Texas | Member since 1993
Houston Bar Association – Family Law Section | Member since 1983
Collaborative Family Lawyers of Houston and Texas | 2011 – present
Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists | Board member 1999 – 2005 and 2011 – present Member since 1989
Burta Rhodes Raborn – Family Law – Inns of Court |Master since 1998
Association of Women Attorneys |Member since 1982
President – 1987
Association of Women Attorneys Foundation | Co-Founder
American and Texas Bar Associations – Family Law Sections | Members since 1983
June 27, 2019 – Understanding the Unique Needs of ‘Silver Splitters’ in Divorce
November 22, 2019 – Information Overload in Family Practice: Problematic and Getting Worse
Issue 9, 2012 International Institute of Space Law – Family Law and International Space Travel