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Laura Dumas

Senior Counsel
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10210 Grogans Mill Rd #330
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Laura Dumas, Senior Counsel at Clouthier Law, draws on her previous experience as a civil litigation attorney in both Texas and California to help clients navigate the appeals process. Prior to joining Clouthier Law, she counseled clients in all aspects of civil litigation, from case inception through resolution, and successfully resolved cases across a vast array of subject areas, including personal injury defense, real estate and land use, corporate governance, oil and gas, trade secrets, shareholder derivative suits, and suits involving government agencies. She has handled several cases through arbitration and trial, as well as civil appeals and writs. She spent seven years practicing in Silicon Valley prior to moving to Texas, and then served as Managing Counsel-Litigation at a boutique, business firm in The Woodlands. She now focuses her practice exclusively on appeals.

Laura graduated magna cum laude from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1998, where she earned her B.A. in political science, biology and psychology, and received numerous academic awards. She later attended the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California, where she graduated in the top 11% of her class and received the ABA/ALI Award for Scholarship and Leadership. She was also a best-brief award recipient in Appellate Advocacy and a Best Oral Advocate Finalist on the ABA-sponsored National Moot Court Competition Team. She also served as a teaching assistant and adjunct professor in Appellate Advocacy at McGeorge School of Law.

Laura is a member of The Woodlands and Montgomery County Bar Associations and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She has been a frequent speaker and guest lecturer, and she currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Houston Junior Aeros Hockey Association, d/b/a the Houston Wild. She enjoys obstacle course races, all sports, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Education

J.D., University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law

B.A., Union College, 1998
Political Science, Biology and Psychology

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Texas
California
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of California

The Woodlands and Montgomery County Bar Associations

Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Client Reviews
★★★★★
“Susan has worked tirelessly for years filing appeals on my behalf. Finally her efforts and persistence has paid off. After serving 11 and 1/2 years, I was released from Federal Prison and have been able to return to my family and help once again with raising my children [now age 16]. My family and I owe a debt of gratitude which we will never be able to repay. The love we feel for Susan is immeasurable.” Joe R.
★★★★★
“Our case was complicated and time critical. Susan took charge of the entire process, keeping us updated with texts, phone calls and emails. She worked through a Holiday weekend to make certain our case got the attention and success required to bring our loved one home. It is also very important to know that she has sophisticated research tools, which are IMPERATIVE when you have to navigate through the Appeals process.” Jack H.
★★★★★
“Susan is a thoroughly dedicated professional that has a unique empathy for cases that reveal the misapplication of justice that so often affects those with limited resources. Through her tireless efforts, one of my best friends had six years reduced from his sentence. The family and I will be forever grateful to Susan.” James P.