Susannah B. Chester-Schindler


Susannah Chester-Schindler is a partner at Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel in the Dallas office. A native of Arizona, Susannah moved to Dallas in 2000 to attend Southern Methodist University. Susannah earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Science (with distinction), magna cum laude, and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating in 2004, Susannah continued her education at SMU, earning her Juris Doctor in 2007. While attending SMU Law, Susannah served as an officer on the Board of Advocates and was selected to the Order of the Barristers.

Susannah was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2007 and joined Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel directly out of law school. She was admitted to the State Bar of Louisiana in 2011. Susannah’s practice is devoted to litigating product liability actions from “stem to stern” and focuses on cases arising from asbestos and benzene related injuries. In addition to her professional activities, Susannah serves as a member of the Temple Emanu-el ECEC Parent Teachers Association as well as the White Rock Elementary School Parent Teachers Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Benzene Litigation
  • Opioid Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2007
  • Louisiana, 2011


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D., 2007
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, B.A., magna  cum laude, 2004

Professional Association & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, 2007-Present
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, 2012-2013
  • Annie’s List, 2015-Present

Honors & Awards

  • Selected Member of the Higginbotham Inn of Court program for first year attorneys, 2008-2009
  • Order of the Barristers, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2007
  • Board of Advocates, Officer, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2007
  • Student Bar Association, Officer, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2005-2007
  • Distinction Graduate, Political Science, Southern Methodist University, 2004
  • University Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, 2001-2007
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Southern Methodist University, 2004

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