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Guiding You Through Complex Legal Matters

Guiding You Through Complex Legal Matters

Attorney Michael Suffness

Michael B. Suffness

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Bankruptcy
  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Business Formation


I am Michael Suffness, an attorney well-prepared to offer practical counsel and strong representation when you face problems ranging from a divorce or custody dispute to an unmanageable debt load or complex business decision. Based in Plano, I offer personal, attentive service to people across the spectrum of life in Collin, Dallas, and Denton County, Texas.

My education includes degrees from three prestigious institutions. I earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Duke University in 1969. I received my Juris Doctor, or law degree, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1972, and I then earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Rutgers University in 1977.

Practicing law since 1972, I can apply my extensive experience across many legal practice areas as we work together to identify the best approach to your unique situation. Whether that challenge calls for savvy negotiation, aggressive protection of your rights in court, or simply a consultation that helps you understand the law and make confident choices, I encourage you to contact me.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1972
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1969
  • Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey
    • M.B.A. - 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1982

Professional Associations

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law


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