• LL.M., University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minnesota, 2020
  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1996
  • B.B.A., St. Mary’s University, 1987
  • CPA


  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business and Professional Ethics
  • Legal Environment of Business


Suzanne Oliva, LL.M., J.D., CPA, joined the Greehey School of Business faculty in 2003. She teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Business and Professional Ethics, and Legal Environment of Business. She has also taught Property I Law, Property II Law, Insurance Law and Federal Income Taxation at St. Mary’s University School of Law. In addition, she is a former Director of the Greehey Scholars Program.

Prior to earning her J.D., Oliva was an auditor with what is now the Big Four public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP. 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, personal injury law and corporate law.

She is past president of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association and Foundation and was awarded the Belva Lockwood Outstanding Attorney of the Year award in 2017. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is also admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and the United States Supreme Court. Oliva is an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoys live theater, sporting events and world travel with her husband, Javier, and four sons.

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