"Susan Vance is a go-to choice for companies and professionals seeking seasoned, sophisticated appellate and mediation counsel."

Richard Carone Carone Energy Group, Co-Founder/Director



About Susan Vance

Susan Vance has earned recognition among the top appellate attorneys in Texas.  A former Fifth Circuit clerk, Susan is board certified in civil appellate law.  She has achieved successful results for clients ranging from individuals and family businesses to Fortune 500 companies.  Susan’s business, financial, and oil and gas experience affords clients both a broad perspective and a sharp focus on issues frequently at the heart of complex Texas cases. 


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Winning appellate advocacy involves the artful presentation of a client’s best legal points and angles. Whether guarding a hard-won trial court victory or tackling a tough defeat, Susan Vance delivers powerful, well-styled briefs and clear oral arguments designed to aid and sway appellate courts.  She has a record of success in simplifying complex issues and illuminating a path for courts to find for her clients.

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Susan Vance mediates business disputes, both before and during the appellate process.  As an appellate attorney who must be a quick study of the law and facts in a wide variety of matters, Susan is regarded for her ability to quickly comprehend a case and to identify solutions for resolving  the dispute.  Her informed understanding of how courts will likely view the case assists parties in weighing the risk of further litigation and moving toward an agreed resolution.


Litigation support

Bringing an appellate lawyer onboard in the early stages of high-stakes litigation can enhance the chances for success in both trial and appellate courts.

Susan has participated in all phases of litigation representing some of the state and nation’s largest companies in major causes. She is available to complement the skills of your in-house and litigation teams through strategy consultation, trial attendance to help preserve and shape issues for appeal, assistance with the jury charge, preparation and argument of dispositive and post-trial motions, and negotiation of favorable settlements pending appeal. 

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Amicus & Moot Support


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