The Fuertes Law Firm

The Fuertes Law Firm

Problem solver with 25+ years of experience in bankruptcy, litigation, real estate, and property tax. Practice areas also include wills and family law.

Firm Overview

I have been licensed since 1994. I have helped businesses and individuals from all walks of life. Each matter is unique, and I will give your matter the personal attention it deserves! I am available for weekend and evening appointments, and I look forward to the opportunity to help you!

Main Office

Pearland, Texas
1506 Broadway
Suite 204
Pearland TX 77581

Phone

(281) 993-8512

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free Initial Consultation (30 minutes)

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Simple Wills, Basic Real Estate Documents

Hourly Rates

$150-$275

Office Information

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Family

Child Custody

Child Support

Divorce

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

My purpose is to help clients achieve peace of mind in trying times. My focus is on people. Many clients have never faced a legal issue before, and I want to provide not only cost-effective representation for the average person or small business but a thorough explanation of the issues and potential outcomes. I am committed to delivering top-notch traditional and non-traditional services tailored to clients of all financial abilities. I take the time to listen and understand a client's concerns, and I customize a solution to fit the client's individual needs.

Susan Fuertes

The Fuertes Law Firm

Susan was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1994. She is licensed to practice in the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts of Texas, the Eastern District of Illinois, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

While being a resident of Brazoria County for most of her life, Susan has gained a broad base of experience in the greater Houston metropolitan area and has served in a variety of roles over her legal career -- from working with national and boutique firms to a staff attorney for a Chapter 13 Trustee to a sole practitioner.

Susan has experience in bankruptcy, property tax collections, wills, probate, guardianship, general civil litigation, and family law.

Earlier in her career, Susan served as a staff attorney for Michael Gross, the former Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Eastern District of Texas, and she first gained experience in bankruptcy as a law clerk and associate at Waldron & Schneider, P.C. handling Chapter 7 Trustee work. Currently, she represents Lloyd Kraus, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee of the Eastern District of Texas over the Tyler, Marshall, Lufkin, and Beaumont divisions as contract counsel.

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Susan focuses her practice on effectively managing a high volume of cases. Some of her experience includes:

- Supporting a Chapter 13 Trustee's office with more than 7000 active cases.
- Managing a docket of more than 675 cases across half of the United States on behalf of a lender that financed large construction and agricultural equipment.
- Administering bankruptcy collections in both business and consumer bankruptcy cases for Aldine Independent School District, which is usually one of the state's highest performing school districts.

Earlier in her career, Susan authored a brief in a case that was argued at the Fifth Circuit by outside counsel for the Trustee regarding the payment of modified secured claims directly by the Debtor, instead of through the Chapter 13 Trustee.

She also authored a brief for submission to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for a case that dealt with a Debtor's attorney "manufacturing" Debtor's schedules, rather than listing their actual income and expenses.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Brazoria County Bar Association
State Bar of Texas

License

Bar Number: 00790895
Texas, 1994

Education

South Texas College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1994

Sam Houston State University
BBA (Minor: Speech Communication), 1991

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