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"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.

"Susan was immediately responsive to our questions and concerns. It was our first time contacting a law firm in the Houston area, and she provided patient and helpful guidance throughout the entire process. Susan is knowledgeable about the law, but she is also personable and empathetic to our situation. She provided precisely the help we needed and we trust her counsel. Highly recommended."

– Jeff D.

"I was blown away by how thorough and detailed it was which is most important when it comes to the appeals process. Susan has been beyond amazing. She has been a real blessing and her understanding and dedication has been money well spent. She meets all the qualifications for what I value in an attorney and what I was looking for this particular case.

I made an excellent decision. She does an amazing job and without a doubt knows what she is doing."

– Lauren L.

"Susan is the most considerate, respectful, and knowledgeable lawyer I have ever dealt with. There was no nonsense. I really was impressed with her ability to explain exactly what was going to happen and what could possibly happen in a way I could understand. She went above and beyond what she set out to do and went straight to the legal matter needing handled with the utmost speed. She kept me up-to-date with every detail of my case. I never had to call and ask a single question because she had already contacted me with details as they occurred. She is an excellent negotiator and advisor as far as my case was concerned. I believe she was extremely knowledgeable with all the laws inside and out. I was so happy to have found her when I did. She instantly gave me a sense of relief that someone else besides myself that cared about my legal matters that to a regular person can be very distressing. I highly highly recommend her to anyone that is in need of a lawyer. I believe she is a super lawyer and deserves the super lawyer status because of her ability to address the legal system and the other lawyers with super confidence and maintains control of the situation the entire time she is handling your case."

– Carrie L.

"I am presently involved in the appeal of a federal civil rights case. Along with my primary attorney, I have enlisted Ms. [Clouthier] to write the brief to the appellate court. Ms. [Clouthier] thoroughly reviewed the evidence, expertly utilized the case law and wrote a brief in which her analysis was so complete yet simple as to be brilliant. As I read each of her subsequent drafts reducing a complicated matter to such a simple and highly viable analysis, I erased any personal doubt the district court ruled improperly and am fully confident we will prevail. I do not hesitate in recommending Ms. [Clouthier] to write and present any brief to any court of the United States."

– Dr. William W.

"Susan is my appeals attorney. What really makes her stand out is that she reads all of the evidence and learns your story. She is excellent at attention to detail. Susan is great at communicating and keeping you up to date on what’s going on with your case. She is very compassionate and does what’s right. I would HIGHLY recommend her."

– Ryan K.

"Ms. [Clouthier] is handling an appeal for a co-defendant/appellant challenging a substantial judgment involving a civil RICO claim. The issues are complex and the evidence voluminous. Despite the challenges, Ms. [Clouthier] spotted the most salient issues for appeal and presented them with appropriate brevity and directness such that I found her arguments very persuasive."

– R. Morris

"Very bright. She took my case and was very quick to pick up on the facts and nuances. She prepared a detailed, well-researched brief that should leave no doubt on my side of the appeal. I recommend her highly."

– Cheryl C.

"Susan is a strong appellate attorney in the field of criminal law and a strong appellate advocate for her clients!"

– Clint B.

"I fully and wholeheartedly endorse Susan. She has the rare ability to take convoluted legal issues and make a compelling and cogent written argument in a flowing and understandable manner. Susan understands and listens closely to trial lawyers to fully encompass every appealable and winnable point from the trial court. She understands what it takes to be successful on the appellate level."

– Brooks H.

"Ms [Clouthier] helped me with my appeal to the Texas Supreme Court. She has excellent knowledge of the law and process of the court. Her petition for review was well researched and well written. And she almost always answered the phone when I called to ask questions. I really appreciate a lawyer you can get in touch with. I highly recommend her for any appeal."

– Cleveland F.

"Ms. [Clouthier] worked on my husband’s criminal appeal case and she was extremely helpful and very professional in her work, she was always available for us to answer all questions and concerns and she will make things happen, I strongly recommend her. We are very thankful for Ms. [Clouthier]."

– Sandra M.

"I have known Susan since early 2017. My primary attorney and I hired Susan to help us appeal a federal district court ruling. I have found Susan to be very personable and she displays sincere concern for my case and myself. She is easy to contact and never in a hurry. She prepared a thorough yet simple brief of a complicated matter. I recommend her without reservation."

– Bill W.

"Susan is very helpful. When asked about our situation, she went out of her way to look up information for us on her day off and got back to me two days later with advice. Susan is the lawyer you need on your side."

– Antonio from Australia

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