Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Stephen Susman

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft (November 6, 2014, 1:33 PM EST) -- After earning degrees from elite universities and clerking for both a circuit court and Supreme Court justice, a young Steve Susman briefly thought he had found his calling in the classroom, teaching antitrust law and federal courts to aspiring attorneys at the University of Texas. But his wife had other plans.

Susman, now a veteran trial attorney with nearly 35 years of experience running his own firm, Susman & Godfrey LLP, had taken a leave of absence from Fulbright & Jaworski LLP after being "pestered" by the dean to teach at UT's law school.

"I loved it so much that after...

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