Justice System Accountable
Susan J. ClouthierPrincipal Attorney
Susan J. Clouthier is the Principal Attorney at Clouthier Law, PLLC. She formed the firm under a different name in 2015 with the intention to help individuals and businesses who received an unfair or unjust experience in the justice system. Ms. Clouthier has since gained a high level of respect as a knowledgeable appellate attorney and leader in the industry. Over the years she has been recognized by a number of organizations for her excellence in appellate advocacy. Since 2015, she has added several extraordinary attorneys to her team, and she remains deeply committed to giving her clients personalized service and obtaining justice when the system fails.
Ms. Clouthier focuses entirely on appellate matters and is licensed to practice in almost every federal court of appeals, including the United States Supreme Court. She believes in the philosophy of focusing on mastering one art instead of attempting to learn a little about everything. The firm handles appeals from almost any type of legal matter, in both State and Federal courts, including civil cases, criminal convictions, family cases, and bankruptcy matters.
Ms. Clouthier is passionate about helping her clients obtain justice. Since she practices exclusively appeals, she has a deep understanding of the rules and procedures that are required to navigate through the complicated appellate process. She also has a varied understanding of the law and how appellate courts treat various legal issues, which helps when you are deciding whether to appeal your case. Ms. Clouthier also takes the time to explain the complex appellate process to her clients and their loved ones so the process feels less daunting.
In her thirteenth year as a licensed attorney, Ms. Clouthier has always had a passion for appeals. She started her career as a briefing attorney at the 14th Court of Appeals for the State of Texas under Justice John Anderson. This experience has helped her understand how the court views the cases, which in turn, helps her clients.
Ms. Clouthier is a wife and mother of two girls, ages 13 and 11, and three step children, ages 23, 21, and 15. She is also an avid triathlete—a five time Ironman and Age Group National qualifier. She is also a fan of Baylor football.
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2007
International Law Journal, Casenotes & Comments Editor 2005-2007
Research Assistant, Dr. Darren Bush, Fall 2006
Contract Negotiation Competition, 2005 & 2006
Bachelors of Music Performance, Baylor University, 2000
Professional Trumpet Player in the Waco Symphony 1997-1999
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Courts for Southern, Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for Southern, Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
United States Supreme Court Bar
Bar Association for the Federal Fifth Circuit
Texas Women Lawyers
Christian Legal Society
Texas Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
Woodlands Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
- Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Houston 2020
- Attorney & Practice Magazine Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers 2020
- American Association of Attorney Advocates Top Ranking Attorneys 2020
- Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2019
- American Trial Academy Top Tier Lawyers 2019
- Lawyers of Distinction 2018