Susan E. Petersen made the list of Ohio's Super Lawyers in
2013, 2014, & 2015. Only 5 percent of lawyers in the state are named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list.
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is
recognized as the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the
United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won
million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements.
Todd and Susan Petersen were named to the list of Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in the recent past. It is a recognition that goes to only 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40.
The dedicated service of the
Petersen & Petersen law firm
combined with the breadth of
trial experience and unique
litigation offerings make this a
unique and dynamic firm. The
founding partners have over 30
years of combined legal
experience and have been
recognized in a number of
respected publications for their
outstanding contributions and
accomplishments in the legal
profession to include:
Selection as "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015
Selection as Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Stars" by Law & Politics Magazine, 2011, 2009, 2007
Named to the list of "Ohio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by The National Trial Lawyers Association. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Honored by Crain’s Cleveland Business Magazine’s Prestigious List of “Forty under 40” – a Salute to Northeast Ohio’s most influential business leaders under the age of 40
Certification in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (The Top Trial Lawyers in America). Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
Featured nationally as part of American Airlines/Sky Radio's Salute to Women in Leadership Show
Petersen & Petersen is
dedicated to providing zealous
representation of clients in a
responsive and effective way to
help reach their goals, whether
through alternative dispute
resolution or trial. The firm’s
services focus on the legal
counseling of individuals and
small businesses in the areas of
personal injury, civil
litigation and criminal defense
at the trial and appellate
The lawyers of Petersen &
Petersen have the experience
and resources to handle every
type of litigation matter,
from the most basic to the most
complex to include wrongful
death, medical malpractice,
product liability, automobile
negligence, nursing home
negligence, premises liability,
employment discrimination, business disputes, and criminal defense.
The firm’s philosophy is
described by attorney Susan
Petersen – “If we agree to take
your case, you can trust that we
believe in your cause and will
fight to get you justice.” Attorney Todd
Petersen explains: “It is with
great pride that we continue the
Petersen family tradition of
excellence in the legal representation of Ohio residents."
Susan Petersen again makes list of Ohio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers & Ohio Super Lawyers 2015
For the fourth year in a row, the National Trial Lawyers Association has named Attorney Susan Petersen to the list of Ohio’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as a civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyer. Click here to learn more.
We are also proud to announce that she was recently selected as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers for 2014. This is the 3rd straight year that Susan Petersen has made the list. This honor is bestowed upon the top 5% of lawyers in the State.
Petersen & Petersen helps to End Distracted Driving in Northeast Ohio.
June 2014 -- Susan Petersen was sworn in to a Ninth Term as a Director to the Board of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys. As part of her community service work for the organization, Susan has taken a leadership role as part of CATA's End Distracted Driving Campaign. As part of the Community Outreach Committee, she will be presenting to area high schools in an effort to educate about the dangers of distracted driving and to encourage teens to keep their eyes on the road and off their cell phones. Click the link below to read Susan's Article, "Together, We'll Save Lives: Help CATA End Distracted Driving" published in the Spring 2014 CATA Journal.
Susan Petersen Lawyer Continues Local and State-Wide Leadership Roles.
May 2014 -- the Membership of the Ohio Association for Justice elected Susan Petersen to a Fourth Term on its Board of Trustees at its annual membership dinner in Columbus, Ohio. Political activist, Robert Kennedy Jr., was the keynote speaker at the event. The Ohio Association for Justice
is the only statewide association of attorneys whose mission is to preserve our Constitutional rights and protect access to the civil justice system for all Ohioans through advocacy in the Courthouse, Statehouse, and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The OAJ is devoted to strengthening the civil justice system so that deserving individuals can get justice and wrongdoers are held accountable
Todd Petersen Serves as President of the Geauga County Bar Association
December 2013 - Petersen & Petersen founder, Todd Petersen, was sworn in for service as President of the Geauga County Bar Association. Todd previously served as President of the Geauga Bar Foundation and as a member of various bar committees. As part of his leadership role, he led this year's effort to celebrate Law Day, which was first declared by President Eisenhower in 1958 as “a special day of celebration by the people of the United States … in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries.” Law Day programs are designed to help people understand how the law keeps us free and how our legal system strives to achieve justice.
Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates.
In 2013, Attorney Susan Petersen was elected to join the ranks in this invitation only organization where members must have at least five years of active experience as a trial lawyer and have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion and possess additional litigation experience, as well as virtues of civility, integrity, and professionalism.
Petersen & Petersen Lawyer admitted to U.S. Supreme Court.
Washington D.C. April 18, 2012 -- Petersen & Petersen is proud to announce that Susan Petersen was recently sworn in as a Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. The Cleveland Marshall College of Law selected Susan as one of three esteemed alumnus to be presented for admission to our highest court by Dean Craig Boise.
Dedicated Service that Gets Results
The lawyers of Petersen & Petersen continue to aggressively
and successfully get results for clients all over Ohio,
including those in Cuyahoga,
Geauga, Mahoning, Portage, Lake,
Ashtabula, Trumbull, Medina,
Stark, Summit, Franklin,
Columbiana, Lorain, Hamilton,
Sandusky, Erie, and Wyandot
as well as the cities of Cleveland, Chardon, Chesterland, Munson, Painesville, Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Mentor, Mayfield Heights, Medina, Jefferson, Chesterland, Warren, Youngstown, Willoughby, Cincinnati, Ashtabula, Boardman, Struthers, and Poland, Ohio.