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Susan B. Nelson

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Susan is a member of the firm’s Litigation section.  Her civil litigation practice is broad-based. Susan has handled a wide range of cases for a diverse group of clients.  She handles a variety of insurance defense matters — including professional liability claims against design professionals, architects, engineers and land surveyors, and claims against owners, general contractors, real estate brokers, real estate agents and appraisers.  Susan defends against product liability and premises liability claims, and defends employers against workplace intentional torts, OSHA and EPA investigations and citations, and VSSR complaints. Susan has represented clients in state and federal jury and bench trials, appeals, mediations and arbitrations since joining the firm in 1983, following her two-year judicial clerkship at the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas.  Susan attended the University of Michigan, graduating with honors, and obtained her law degree from the University of Toledo.




Ohio State Bar Association
Toledo Bar Association
Toledo Women’s Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee (2015-present)
Ohio State Bar Foundation (Class of 2002)
University of Toledo Alumni Board of Governors
Rotary Club of Perrysburg (2001 – present)
Trustee, Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation (2013 – present)
The Cocoon Shelter Executive Board (2011 – present)
The Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline (1995-2007)
Judicial Clerkship, the Court of Common Pleas of Lucas County, Toledo, Ohio (1981-1983)
Associate Editor, The University of Toledo Law Review



University of Michigan
(B.A. 1975, with honors) University of Toledo (J.D. 1981)



Bar Admissions
All Ohio Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

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