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Israel L Suster

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Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property Litigation
  • Residential Tenancies
  • Commercial Tenancies
  • Construction Defects
  • Land Use & Zoning Litigation


Named as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in the area of business litigation for the last decade, Israel has over 30 years of experience representing clients in civil disputes. He began his career trying both civil and criminal cases while in law school with the Tulsa County District Attorney's office, through a special license to practice law in the State of Oklahoma. After graduating from law school, Israel worked for Robert Maloney, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. He has litigated all types of civil cases throughout the State and has handled cases in all levels of state and federal courts, cases in administrative courts and has handled cases before the courts of appeal, the Texas Supreme Court and the Fifth Circuit. His clients have included professionals, large and small businesses of all types of industries, law firms as well as commercial and residential real estate companies. In addition to having handled many commercial disputes, Israel has handled numerous high profile cases involving real property, the regulation of real property, land use and constitutional issues with governmental entities. He has taught continuing legal educational classes in the areas of landlord/tenant law, has written many articles on the subject and has been a guest speaker for many real estate industry groups, including the Texas Apartment Association, The MetroTex Realtor's Association and The Dallas Housing Authority. Israel has served as president elect, president and immediate past president of the Plano Bar Association and is an active member of the Dallas and Collin County Bar Associations. He presently serves as a faculty member on the Collin County Trial Academy to help train attorneys in trial advocacy.


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • 00/1989
  • Austin College
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: Liberal Arts

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Named as a Texas Super Lawyer in the Area of Business Litigation as recognized by Thomson Reuters, 2013-2022
Rated by Super Lawyers | Israel Suster | 10 Years

Classes & Seminars

  • Guest Speaker, Texas Apartment Association Affiliates
  • Guest Speaker, The MetroTex Realtor's Association
  • Guest Speaker, The Dallas Housing Authority
  • Guest Speaker, Various metroplex real estate investment groups
  • Guest Speaker, Denton County Judge and Justices of the Peace
  • Guest Speaker, Collin County Judges
  • Guest Speaker, Collin County Bench Bar Conference
  • Seminar Instructor, Continuing Legal Education, National Business Institute
  • Collin County Bar Association Trial Academy, Instructor

Professional Associations

  • Texas State Bar
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas and State Bar Associations, Litigation and Appellate Sections
  • Construction Section of the State Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association, Litigation and Appellate Sections
  • Plano Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Texas Apartment Association, including Greater Dallas and Tarrant County
  • MetroTex Association of Realtors
  • The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals
  • Plano Bar Association, President Elect, President and Immediate Past President
  • Collin County Bar Association Trial Academy