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NORTHEAST OHIO LAWYER SUSAN E. PETERSEN ELECTED INTO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BARRISTERS

  • August 22, 2017
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Petersen & Petersen, a leading litigation firm in Northeast Ohio, today announced Shareholder Susan E. Petersen was recently elected as a member of the International Society of Barristers. Out of the 38,000+ practicing lawyers in Ohio, only 34 hold membership in this prestigious society. Petersen is only the seventh female in Ohio to be elected.

The International Society of Barristers, established in 1966 and with a membership of approximately 700 trial lawyers nationally and internationally, is dedicated to excellence in advocacy, the preservation of the adversary system, defending the right to trial by jury, and encouraging young lawyers to enter the field of trial practice. Membership is by invitation only. Candidates who are nominated by Fellows go through a rigorous selection and approval process. It is indeed a high honor to be made a Fellow. Petersen will be formally inducted into the Society at its annual meeting in London, England next Spring.

In addition to the International Society, Ms. Petersen has served as a trustee for the Ohio Association for Justice since 2010, and as a board member for the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys since 2005. She is a Past-President of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association, and a longtime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She has been selected as one of “Ohio’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the “National Association of Trial Lawyers” since 2011 and an Ohio “Super Lawyer” for the past five years. She earned a position as an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2013.

Ms. Petersen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Youngstown State University with a B.A. in 1993, and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1997. She is admitted to practice in Ohio, the U.S. District Courts of Ohio and The United States Supreme Court. She is a former on-air television news reporter and anchor, holding positions at WEWS-TV5 in Cleveland, WKBN-TV27 in Youngstown, and WTOV-News 9 in Steubenville, Ohio/Wheeling, West Virginia.

The practice at Petersen & Petersen is limited to the representation of everyday people whose rights have been violated, covering a wide range of personal injury and consumer protection cases. To learn more about the firm and Ms. Petersen, visit www.petersenlegal.com.SEP Headshot