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  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 1996
  • B.B.A., St. Mary's University, 1987
  • CPA


  • Accounting
  • Business ethics
  • Legal ethics
  • Legal environment of business


Suzanne Oliva, CPA, J.D., joined the Greehey School of Business faculty in 2003. She teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Business Ethics, Legal Environment of Business and Corporate Social Responsibility. She has also taught Property I, Property II, Insurance Law and Federal Income Taxation at the St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Prior to earning her J.D., Oliva was an auditor with the public accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney and an accountant with a local medical office. After graduation from law school, she joined the law firm of Oliva, Saks, Garcia & Curiel LLP, and primarily concentrated her legal practice in the areas of wills, probate, estate planning, family law, and personal injury law and corporate law.

She is Past President of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association and Foundation and a member of the State Bar of Texas and the San Antonio Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Texas, the Federal District Court of the Western District and the United States Supreme Court.

Oliva is an active member of St. Padre Pio Catholic Church and enjoys live theater, sporting events and world travel with her husband, Javier, and four sons.

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