Susman Godfrey LLP
Susman Godfrey LLP

Susman Godfrey LLP

5 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100 | Houston | TX | 77002-5096

Phone: 713-651-9366 | Fax: 713-654-6666

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Year of establishment 1982 Number of partners 65
Number of offices 4 Partner to associate ratio 1.40
Biggest office Houston Percentage of women attorneys 22.10
Number of attorneys 136
Number of associates 46
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Susman Godfrey LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on September 09, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Keep on doing what you are doing! It's great to work for a firm where you feel like part of the family and everyone understands that you have family commitments.

Pros: Everyone here really cares about each other. The other partners are friendly and understanding when it comes down to taking care of family matters. There are many perks like "get togethers" and things of that nature. Working here is like working with a family!

Cons: The parking situation isn't the best, but if that is the worst thing about the job, it's not bad! I really have no other complaints.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Steve Susman founded the firm in 1980 after winning what was at the time the largest verdict in antitrust history in the Corrugated Containers case. Lee Godfrey joined Steve Susman in 1982, after teaching at the University of Texas School of Law, and has remained co-managing partner since then. With the success of the Corrugated Containers case under his belt, Susman quickly recognized an opportunity to try large commercial cases on a contingency basis. It was a novel idea; at the time, the use of contingency fees was limited largely to personal injury cases. He believed that if a lawyer was not willing to take a case on contingency, then the case ought not to be filed, and so Susman started promoting the idea of contingency fees in the commercial context long before the phrase "alternative fee" came into fashion.

Practice Areas

Susman Godfrey LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Disputes
  • Class Action & Aggregate Litigation
  • Employment
  • Energy & Environmental
  • Intellectual Property
  • Shareholder & Securities
  • Pro Bono

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Susman Godfrey LLP Awards and Recognitions

Susman Godfrey Named to The National Law Journal's 2016 Midsize Hot List

Susman Godfrey Named to The National Law Journal's Inaugural List

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