Out thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the 2/27/12 shooting at Chardon High School and their families. This tragic event has been a devastating loss to our entire community and has affected each of us. While we will heal, we will never forget.
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Dedicated Service That Gets Results.
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 25
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 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
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
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."
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Susan Petersen Named to
Ohio’s Super Lawyers 2013.
Petersen & Petersen is proud
to announce that Susan Petersen was selected as
one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers for 2013. Only 5
percent of lawyers in the state are named to the
Ohio Super Lawyers list. Inclusion is based upon
considerable polling and peer evaluation efforts
with detailed research that evaluates each
candidate based on 12 indications of peer
recognition and professional achievement. The
process to be named to the Super Lawyers list
involves checks and balances that produce a
well-rounded and diverse listing of attorneys.
There are a series of safeguards built into the
database to prevent lawyers from campaigning
their way onto the list or engaging in any sort
of cooperative voting. The objective of Super
Lawyers is to create a list that is useful to
consumers of legal services and is a credible
rating system to be used in choosing legal
counsel. Inclusion on this list is not a
guarantee of quality, but is one piece of
information that consumers can consider when
searching for a lawyer.
In the past, the lawyers
of Petersen & Petersen were been named to the
Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Stars list in 2011,
2009, and 2007, a recognition that goes to only
2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40.
Petersen & Petersen
obtains $171,000 Jury Verdict in Lake County.
In September 2012, Petersen &
Petersen returned to Lake County Common Pleas
Court, representing a victim of negligence.
Attorney Todd Petersen had the privilege of
representing a young lady injured in an
automobile collision two days after she turned
18 years-old. Before trial, the defendant’s
insurance company made a final offer of just
$16,500. After two days of trial before Judge
Vincent Culotta, the Jury deliberated for three
hours before returning a $171,000 verdict.
Petersen & Petersen
obtains $1.635 Million
Settlement in Wrongful Death/Premises
May 2012 -- The firm recently obtained a seven figure settlement for the wrongful death of her clients' loved one. Attorney Petersen alleged that a greater than 70 year old woman was the victim of substandard nursing care during an inpatient rehabilitation stay following an injury for a fall that occurred prior to admission. In the fall, the woman suffered a significant laceration of her knee and subsequent complications. The woman died several weeks later of sepsis. Plaintiff brought suit, alleging the nursing care was negligent and caused the woman’s death. Punitive damages were also alleged against the facility. The defendant nursing provider disputed the allegations. The case also included a premises liability claim against the business owner where the original slip and fall occurred. The remaining terms of the settlements, including but not limited to the identity of the parties and Court in which the matter was pending are confidential.
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.
Susan Petersen Named One of Ohio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Chardon, Ohio August 17, 2011. 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.
Petersen & Petersen announces $457,060 verdict in motor vehicle case in Lake County. Chardon, Ohio July 19, 2011. The firm obtained the record verdict on behalf of a 72 year old woman who was injured in an motor vehicle collision. The client suffered a cervical neck strain which progressed into a painful and chronic neck injury, requiring ongoing annual care and ultimately, a serious neck surgery in her future. A Lake County jury reached the verdict after a one and a half day trial. Click here to read about more results.
Northeast Ohio attorney wins $300,000 verdict in slip and fall case. Cleveland, Ohio - November 27, 2010. Petersen & Petersen trial lawyer Todd Petersen is pleased to announce a $300,000 verdict recently obtained on behalf of a personal injury victim. The client suffered a serious and permanent hip injury after slipping and falling in a work parking lot which had just been seal coated. A Cuyahoga County jury determined that the paving company negligently applied the seal coat, creating a slippery and dangerous condition. More on this verdict
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.