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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|
Current Employee - Reviewed on September 09, 2017
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.
Susman Godfrey LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.