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L. Susan Herrera

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L. Susan Herrera Member


Ms. Herrera has over 30 years’ experience as a licensed Texas attorney.  She has gained extensive experience in civil litigation while working at various law firms in the private sector and in the public sector working for governmental entities.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) from South Texas College of Law
    • Dean’s Honor List
    • American Inns of Court – Garland Walker Inn
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Current Professional Membership

  • Texas Bar Association

Former Professional Memberships

  • Greater Houston Partnership
    • Houston Bar Association
    • Women Professionals in Government
  • Executive Women in Texas Government

Professional Experience

Most recently, as Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Herrera directed all legal affairs for one of the largest appraisal districts in the United States that appraises real and personal property for ad valorem tax purposes. She managed the district’s in-house legal department consisting of eight lawyers and six support staff handling over 6,800 active lawsuits with a value of over $28 billion.  In her role as Chief Legal Officer, she provided a variety of legal services including:

  • Serving as a strategic partner to various department heads by supporting and interfacing with project teams within the organization along with vendors, governmental entities, the media, and outside counsel.
  • Providing legal counsel to executive staff and senior management to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
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