Susan F. McLerran

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Fullenweider Wilhite, P.C.
 | 4265 San Felipe, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-624-4100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Fullenweider Wilhite, P.C., Susan F. McLerran is committed to representing clients in Houston, Galveston, Austin, San Antonio, Abilene and Fort Worth, Texas, and the surrounding areas. She focuses her practice on handling family law cases that include matters such as property division, business valuation, complex divorce, child support and visitation, pre- and postmarital agreements, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

While earning her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin, Ms. McLerran was a four-year starter for the school's volleyball team and competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I National Championship in 1995. Choosing to pursue a career in law, Ms. McLerran earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in 2005.

Families facing legal matters are typically under a great deal of stress. Treating each client with compassion, Ms. McLerran gathers all the details of the case and then helps families navigate the law to find an optimal solution. While some cases may be quickly resolved through mediation or arbitration, she is prepared to go to court to protect her clients' rights. For her successes, Ms. McLerran holds an Avvo "Superb" rating.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified Ms. McLerran as a family law attorney. She is also a published author and has delivered a number of lectures on topics pertinent to her practice area. Ms. McLerran is treasurer of the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, a fellow of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, director of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists and a member of the Houston Bar Association's Family Law Section.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

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About Susan McLerran

Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.fullenweider.com/attorneys/susan-mclerran/

Honors and Awards:

  • “Rising Star” (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) – Texas Monthly Magazine/Texas Super Lawyers Publication
  • “Super Lawyer” (2014) – Texas Monthly Magazine/Texas Super Lawyers Publication

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 2005
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, 2005 – 2015
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow, 2014 - 2015
  • Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Director, 2014 - 2015
  • Board of Directors of the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court, Treasurer, 2013 - 2015
  • Board of Directors of the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, Director, 2011 - 2013
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2005 – 2015
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2011 – 2015

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Family Law Silver Bullets: Nine Answers We Need to Know, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 2007
  • Difficult Discovery Issues, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, 2009
  • Third Party Discovery, 2010 Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2010
  • Key Tax Considerations for Family Law Practitioners, American Bar Association 101 Practice Series, 2010
  • Business Organizations – Identifying the Differences and Understanding What they Mean, Dollars and Sense: An In Depth Exploration of the Financial Side of Family Law, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section Course, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • Closing Documents in Layman’s Terms, 2011 Family Law Institute, Houston, Texas, 2011
  • How to Interpret Financial Statements, Income Tax Returns, and Other Similar Documents, 2011 Marriage Dissolution 101, Austin, Texas, 2011
  • Preparing For and Passing the Board Certification Exam, 2011 Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas 2011
  • Tax Considerations in Drafting, 2011 Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, Dallas, Texas 2011
  • Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements, South Texas College of Law 26th Annual Family Law Conference, Houston, Texas 2012
  • Pre-marital and Post-marital Agreements, Houston Bar Association 2012 Family Law Institute-Property Day, 2012
  • Handling Finance-Related Ethical Issues in Family Law Cases, Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals, 2013
  • The Intersection Between Family Law and Business Entities and Real Estate Law, South Texas College of Law 28th Annual Family Law Conference, Houston, Texas 2014
  • Basics of Characterization, 2014 Marriage Dissolution, Austin, Texas, 2014
  • Spousal Maintenance – An Analysis and Judicial Survey, 2014 Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2014
  • Percentage Division, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section Course, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin, BA, 1997, Honors: Four-year starter for the Lady Longhorn Volleyball Team, competing in the NCAA Division I National Championship in 1995

Industry Groups

  • Family Law
  • Office Location for Susan F. McLerran

    4265 San Felipe
    Suite 1400
    Houston, TX 77027

    Phone: 713-624-4100

     

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