Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean

Principal Attorney

Susan I. Paquet

Contact Details

201 Main Street, Suite 801
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 338-4888
Toll Free: 1-866-433-6952
Facsimile: (817) 338-0700

Practice Description

Ms. Paquet's law practice is exclusive to Adoption Law and Assisted Reproduction Law. She has practiced in this area of law for almost thirty years; Previous to the practice of law, Ms. Paquet studied and worked in social work related fields.

Included in her law practice are independent domestic adoptions, agency domestic adoptions, international adoptions, contested adoptions, interstate adoptions, family adoptions, step-parent adoptions, mediation, adoptions involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, drafting of surrogacy agreements and other assisted reproduction work.

In 1991 Ms. Paquet was invited to join the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. The Academy is a national association of only approximately 330 selected attorneys across to United States who practice in the field of adoption law. The Academy's work includes promoting positive adoption laws, and disseminating information on ethical adoption practices.

Ms. Paquet actively practices law, is the supervising attorney of the firms adoption section and also in active in teaching and organizing continuing legal education programs to promote the conscientious and informed practice of adoption law among attorneys.


  • University of New Mexico (B.A. 1969)
  • University of Arizona (M. Ed. 1972 Counseling and Guidance)
  • University of Arizona (J.D. 1976)

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1983


  • Fellow, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee - Chairman
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Member, Texas College of the State Bar
  • Member, National Indian Child Welfare Association
  • Member, North American Council on Adoptable Children
  • Frequent speaker for attorney groups at the State and National level
  • Frequent presenter for adoption support groups
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys


  • Recipient of the President's Award for Excellence

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