Susan has been consistently involved in the Waco community. She has been very engaged in the cultural arts, having served as past President of the Waco Civic Theatre. She enjoys spending time with her family, her pets, and she enjoys just about every sporting activity.
After Graduating from Baylor Law School, Susan practiced law in Waco. She is also licensed to practice law in Colorado and enjoys handling cases there whenever possible. She has guest lectured for Baylor, Baylor Law School, McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and many other organizations.
Because of Susan’s broad background in the practice of law, she can handle cases from investigation, to trial, and through the appeal until final disposition. Licensed in both state and federal courts, there is little Susan has not seen over the duration of her legal career. Beginning in 1986, she has tried over one hundred jury trials and handled over fifty appeals. Because of her experience as an appellate attorney, a prosecutor, and a defense attorney, Susan understands the criminal cases from all perspectives. This experience, combined with her Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Specialization makes Susan the most qualified judicial candidate for the 19th District Court.
Known among judges, colleagues, clients, and others as a lawyer who genuinely cares about her clients, Susan never forgets that she is vigorously advocating for real people who deserve honest communication, sensitivity, and respect. "I believe in personal accountability under the law. Yet I believe a judge should be respectful to the litigants while dispensing justice."