Susan F. McLerran

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Fullenweider Wilhite, P.C.
 | 515 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-624-4100
Fax: 713-624-4141
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Susan F. McLerran is a managing partner with the Fullenweider Wilhite law firm, which has office locations in Houston and Austin, Texas. Board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and possessing more than 12 years of legal experience, Ms. McLerran devotes her practice to helping clients across the state with their legal needs involving divorce and other domestic relations issues.

    Along with handling child custody and support, property division and other divorce-related matters, Ms. McLerran also provides effective and enforceable pre- and postnuptial agreements to help her clients protect themselves and their assets in the event their marriages do not work out. In addition, she also handles modifications and enforcements of existing court orders, as well as adoptions and parental rights matters.

    No matter the legal needs her clients have, Ms. McLerran has proven herself a dedicated legal advocate who always strives to help her clients obtain the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Recognized for her success, she has earned consistent recognition from her peers as one of the state's top family law attorneys, including listings from Best Lawyers each year since 2016.

    A 1996 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Ms. McLerran attended the University of Houston Law Center, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2005. While there, she served as a student-attorney at the school's Legal Aid Clinic, assisting indigent clients with the divorce-related matters.

    Highly active in her legal community, Ms. McLerran is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association. She also currently serves on the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court board of directors. Moreover, Ms. McLerran has served as editor of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist Newsletter, and she is a Fellow with the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Texas Bar Foundation.

    Widely regarded as a leader in her field, Ms. McLerran has numerous publications to her credit, and she has conducted numerous lectures and facilitated courses across her region on a number of family law topics.

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    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    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 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

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    About Susan McLerran

    Admitted: 2005, Texas

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2016 - Present
    • “Rising Star” (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) – Texas Monthly Magazine/Texas Super Lawyers Publication
    • Listed in “Best Lawyers” (2016-2019)
    • Fellowship, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2016
    • “Super Lawyer” (2014 - 2019) – 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 Academy of Family Law Specialists, Director, 2016 – 2017
    • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Treasurer
    • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court, Past President
    • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, 2005 – 2015
    • Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Director, 2014 - 2015
    • Texas, 2005
    • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2005 – 2015
    • Board of Directors of the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court, Treasurer, 2013 - 2015
    • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2011 – 2015
    • Board of Directors of the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, Director, 2011 - 2013
    • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow, 2014 - 2015

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Texas Family Law Foundation, Sustaining Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Percentage Division, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section Course, 2015;
    • Family Law Forum, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Newsletter, Editor, 2015-2017
    • Property Division, Texas Bar College Summer School Course, Galveston, Texas, 2015
    • Tracing, 2016 Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2016
    • Pick a Number, Any Number: Valuing Businesses, 2017 Marriage Dissolution Institute, Austin, Texas, 2017
    • Tracing, 2017 Marriage Dissolution Institute, Austin, Texas, 2017
    • 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
    • Percentage Division, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section Course, 2015
    • Spousal Maintenance – An Analysis and Judicial Survey, 2014 Advanced Family Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, 2014

    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
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    515 Post Oak Blvd
    Suite 800
    Houston, TX 77027

    Phone: 713-624-4100

    Fax: 713-624-4141

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