Stephen H. Suttle

Stephen H. Suttle, Of Counsel

Steve Suttle, now Of Counsel, joined the firm in 1967 following a two-year term as briefing attorney for Hon. Leo Brewster, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. Suttle has spent his entire career as a civil trial and appellate lawyer, he has handled a broad range of cases including anti-trust, insurance, personal injury, products liability, professional liability (accountants, engineers, doctors, lawyers), banking and commercial litigation, oil and gas leases, construction, eminent domain, consumer, employment disputes, wills and estates. In addition, he has briefed and argued over 60 appeals in state and federal courts, and has served as a mediator appointed by courts and parties to assist in the resolution of lawsuits.

Suttle’s thorough preparation of his cases, respect for the courts as well as for opposing counsel and parties, trial skills and ethical conduct have received recognition from his peers by invitations to fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers and to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, election as a Director of the State Bar of Texas and AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell peer review ratings.

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Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation Services

Court Admissions:

  • Texas, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1965


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1965, J.D.
  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, USA, 1962, B.A.
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: ODK
    • Honors: Outstanding Athlete Award
    • Honors: Athletic Hall of Fame
    • Major: English


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers: 2003-2014

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas (Director, 1999 – 2002)
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Abilene Bar Association, Past President
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Past Chairman, Board of Directors
  • State Bar Grievance Committee, Past Chairman, District 14-D
  • American Judicature Society, Past Director
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President, TX-ABOTA
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Past Employment Positions:

  • U.S. District Judge Leo Brewster, Briefing Clerk, 1965 – 1967
  • McMahon Surovik Suttle, P.C., Vice President/Director, 1967 – Present

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