One Texas Centre

415 Texas Street, Ste. 101

Shreveport, LA  71101

M-F: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Susannah O. Stinson, JD

Office (318) 670-4110

Contact Info:

Susannah “Susie” Stinson joined the firm in the fall of 2012, after six years as Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.


She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Louisiana Tech University in May 2000, summa cum laude, and her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law Degrees from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in May 2003. She is a member of the Order of the Coif and the Louisiana Law Review. During her third year at LSU, she was a Senior Editor on the Board of Editors for Volume 63 of the Louisiana Law Review.


She was admitted to the practice of law in 2003 and joined the firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere, & Denegre, L.L.P. in its Baton Rouge office. Her practice areas included commercial real estate, finance, and land use and more specifically, traditional neighborhood development, plus condominium and subdivision development and restriction issues.

In 2006, she joined the administrative staff at LSUS where she assisted in raising private funds
for the university and its programs and managed the activities of the LSUS Foundation Board of Directors.


Currently, Mrs. Stinson represents local governments in north and central Louisiana. Her practice includes real estate, land use, municipal law and general litigation.


Susie resides in Bossier City with her husband, Ford E. Stinson, III and their son, Michael Bradley.
Her home town is Franklinton, Louisiana.

Professional Presentations


Professional & Community Involvement


“Poo in the Streets! Local Governments’ Enforcement Responsibilities Under the Clean Water Act” , Louisiana City Attorneys Association, Fall, 2016


“Who Are You Calling Arbitrary? A Guide to Help Protect Your Land Use Decisions Without Inviting Lawsuits”, Louisiana Chapter, American Planning Association, Winter, 2016


“Who Are You Calling Arbitrary? A Guide to Help Protect Your Land Use Decisions Without Inviting Lawsuits”, Louisiana Municipal Association, Summer, 2015


“The Troublesome Top 5 Nuisances of Louisiana Communities and Your Legal Arsenal For Solving Them”,
Louisiana Municipal Association, Summer, 2015


Presenter, “Subdivision Regulations” - Louisiana City Attorneys’ Association Spring CLE, March 2014


Course Developer & Adjunct Professor - Human Services Administration 764 –
    Seminar in Development LSU Shreveport, Spring 2011


Guest Lecturer, “Overview of Traditional Neighborhood Developments” - Finance 450 –
    Real Estate Investment/Tax LSU Shreveport, Fall 2007


Presenter, “Nuts and Bolts of TND Ordinances & Developments” - Upstate Land Use Planning & Real Estate
    Development Law Conference LSUS Institute for Planning & Urban Development,  LSU Shreveport,  August 2007


Co-author, “Good Fences & Good Agreements Make Good Neighbors  - Documenting Developer Commitments”
    Lorman Zoning & Land Use Seminar, March 2005

LSU Paul M Hebert Law Center

JD 2003

Bachelor of Civil Law, 2003


Louisiana Tech University

BA  2000

- Shreveport Bar Association

- Louisiana State Bar Association

- Louisiana City Attorneys’ Association

- Krewe of Justinian

- Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier

- Louisiana Tech Alumni Assocation

- American Planning Association (Planning & Law Division)

Case Brief, “Indianapolis v. Edmond”, The Pocket Constitutionalist, Paul R. Baier & Co., Silver Anniversary,
    5th Edition, Baton Rouge Claitor’s Publishing Division, p. 93, 2003.


“A Constitutional Chaos and A Call for Help: The Chiaroscuro Backdrop of Johnson v. Board of Regents of
    the University of Georgia”
, Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 63, Fall 2002, p. 127-156.

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