• Endorsed by Denton County Law Enforcement

    Proven | Experienced |principled

  • Susan piel,

    A Texas-Tough Prosecutor

    As an assistant district attorney, Susan Piel dedicated her life to protecting the innocent and to putting criminals in prison.

     

    Susan prosecuted 175 jury trials ranging from misdemeanors to felony murder. She successfully supervised attorneys, managed caseload, and achieved results at trial as a division chief.

     

    There's a reason Susan Piel is backed by Denton County law enforcement for County Criminal Court #2. They know she will be a conservative, tough-on-crime judge.

    Chief,
    County Criminal Ct #1

    1996-1997

    Prosecutor,

    Family Violence Unit

    1997-1998

    Prosecutor,

    Felony Division

    1998-2000

    Chief,

    Family Violence Unit

    2001-2003

    Chief,

    Misdemeanor Division

    2007-2012

    Attorney,

    Private Practice

    2003-2005 | 2012-Present

  • Endorsements

    Susan Piel, supported by Denton County law enforcement!

    Constable Doug Boydston

    Sheriff Tracy Murphree

    Constable Tim Burch

    Constable Michael Truitt

    Constable Jerry Raburn

    Constable Johnny Hammons

    Denton County

    Law Enforcement Association

  • Meet Susan

    Proven | Experienced | Principled

    Proven

    • Prosecuted over 175 jury trials ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.
    • DA's Chief: Criminal Ct #1 | Family Violence Unit | Misdemeanor Division.
    • Coordinated Denton County law enforcement's Cameras for Cops program.
    • Trained all new prosecutors at the Denton County DA's office on evidence, trial preparation, trial technique, and investigation.
    • Authored multiple articles in The Prosecutor — the Texas District and County Attorney's Association magazine.
    • Invited to speak at multiple criminal law conferences by law enforcement agencies, the Texas District and County Attorney's Association, Every Victim Every Time, and Denton County Friends of the Family.

    Experienced

    • Set new precedent for success at trial as chief of the misdemeanor division.
    • Lead prosecutor in "State of Texas v. Robert Lozano" (murder conviction). —Reported on by CBS 48 Hours and Dateline NBC
    • Supervised a third of the attorneys at the Denton County DA's office.
    • Worked criminal cases at all stages: investigation alongside law enforcement, review, intake (filing), grand jury presentation, and jury trial.
    • Admitted to Texas State Bar in 1995.
    • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2005).
    • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law.
    • B.A. in Communications, Baylor University.

    Principled

    • Lifelong constitutional Republican.
    • Dedicated to protecting the innocent and to putting criminals in prison.
    • Majority of trials she successfully prosecuted were crimes of violence including assault, murder, and child abuse.
    • Member of the Denton County Republican Party Lincoln Council, Denton County Republican Assembly, the Denton Republican Women's Club, and the Denton County Conservative Coalition.

    Susan Piel is a native of Carrollton and graduate of Newman Smith HS.

     

    Susan lives in Argyle with her husband, Cary, and their three children: Ethan (student, Texas Tech), Christopher (Argyle HS), and Andie (Argyle MS).

     

    Community Involvement

    • Volunteer, P.T.A.
    • Member, National Charity League
    • Volunteer, North Texas Food Bank
    • Volunteer, Cumberland Children's Home
    • Member, Argyle United Methodist Church
    • Board Member, Argyle Education Foundation
    • Former Board Member, Young Men's Service League
    • Volunteer, Denton County Children's Advocacy Center
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