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Susan Whatley

Susan Whatley, a partner of the Firm, concentrates her practice in the areas of securities litigation and oil and gas royalty underpayment litigation. Susan began her legal career at the Firm in 2003, working first as a summer associate during law school, before starting as a full-time associate in August of 2004.

Susan has represented institutional investors in a variety of securities class actions in which the Firm has served as Lead or Co-Lead Counsel. Susan also has represented royalty owners in Oklahoma in a number of underpayment class actions against oil and gas producers. Susan has been involved in all aspects of pre-trial proceedings, including investigation, drafting pleadings, litigating motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, and conducting extensive discovery, among other things.

Practice Areas
  • Class Actions
  • Securities Litigation & Portfolio Monitoring
  • Oil & Gas Disputes
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Truck Accidents
  • Car Accidents 
  • Premises Liability 
  • Oil Field Injuries
  • Defective Products
  • Education
  • Baylor University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2004
  • Texas A&M University at Commerce, Bachelor’s Degree, with academic distinction
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court
  • Bar and Court Admissions
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • Professional Honors and Presentations
  • 2000 Texas A&M University Women’s Track and Field Team (Full Scholarship Member)
  • Baylor Law Review, Texas Practice and Procedure Edition (Associate Editor and Editor)
  • Bob and Karen Wortham Practice Court Competition (First Place Team Member)
  • Nix patterson, LLP

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