With more than 20 years of legal experience that combines trial attorney and corporate roles, Suzi is able to utilize her broad base of legal experience to resolve adversarial disputes involving commercial, employment, labor, and domestic issues. Suzi understands employment, benefits, compensation, and business from the inside and outside. Having participated in more than 30 arbitrations as lead counsel and numerous mediations, Suzi respects the roles of the advocates for each side and is able to quickly understand the critical issues. Suzi worked her way through college, graduate school, and law school in various positions ranging from waitress to teacher. Prior to obtaining her law degree in 1992 from South Texas College of Law, magna cum laude, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University, summa cum laude, and a master’s degree from the University of North Texas. She is licensed to practice by the Texas Supreme Court and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits. She has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in labor and employment law since 1997 and was trained as a mediator in 1992 at the Frank Evans Dispute Resolution Center. In 2011, she completed an immersion Spanish course in Segovia, Spain. In her earlier career, Suzi served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for ExpressJet Airlines where she participated in numerous labor and employment matters, including issues related to securing quality benefits for employees. Prior to her employment with ExpressJet she was an attorney with the international law firm of Vinson & Elkins where she focused on employment law for clients from a broad range of industries including airlines, energy, oilfield services, retail, banking, healthcare, technology, hospitality, manufacturing, and transportation.