Meet the Team
Penelope Gonzalez Sutton
Background and Experience
Will Sutton is the principal of The Sutton Law Firm. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Sutton worked for several other law firms, small and large, has handled hundreds of cases as lead trial counsel, has tried cases in several Texas counties and maintains a statewide practice. Mr. Sutton’s greatest passion is representing individuals and families who have suffered financial harm or injury and need someone they can trust to make things right. As this often requires battling insurance companies with vast resources, Mr. Sutton enjoys representing the “underdog.”
Understanding Both Sides
Mr. Sutton has handled both plaintiff and defense cases, giving him valuable experience and insight into how “the other side” will handle and approach lawsuits in numerous practice areas, including prior experience handling cases from some of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Mr. Sutton has also represented individuals and families in their legal battles against people and companies of all types, primarily in personal injury or employment claims and the variations within those fields.
Born and raised in Conroe, Texas, Mr. Sutton attended The Woodlands High School, and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2001 with a major in government and minor in business administration. After graduation, Mr. Sutton attended law school at The University of Houston Law Center, graduating in 2005, where he won back-to-back negotiation competition titles, in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005, from the Student Division of the American Bar Association. Mr. Sutton was admitted to the National Chapter of the Order of the Barristers, an organization that recognizes individuals who have excelled in preparation and presentation of oral advocacy.
Mr. Sutton enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends, traveling, golfing, and watching college football. He lives in west Austin with his wife, Penelope Gonzalez Sutton.
Background and Experience
Penelope Gonzalez Sutton is the senior paralegal at The Sutton Law Firm. Prior to joining the firm, she was the senior paralegal at Dorsett, Johnson & Swift LLP and The Meyerson Law Firm PC (formerly Meyerson Cagle PC), where she managed both plaintiff and defense dockets in state and federal court venues throughout Texas.
Ms. Gonzalez Sutton has worked closely with first chair trial counsel since 2007, including attending trials, preparing pre-trial motions and filings, preparing motions and discovery, coordinating trial witness testimony, attending client meetings, and keeping attorneys organized. Her experience also includes exposure to multiple fields of the law, including personal injury, employment, medical malpractice, products liability, general insurance defense and real estate fraud.
Ms. Gonzalez Sutton graduated from Manor High School in 1999, has completed significant coursework in paralegal studies and also has worked as an intake counselor at Central Texas Lawyer Referral Service.
Ms. Gonzalez Sutton is fluent in Spanish. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, and shopping. She supports several local charities, especially Austin Pets Alive!, and others with a mission of caring for pets and animals. She lives in west Austin with her husband, Will Sutton.