Susan Margaret Evans

Susan Margaret Evans

Cleveland, Ohio

Susan Evans focuses her practice on the needs of the elderly, the disabled and their families. She devotes about one-half of her practice to the representation of claimants pursuing Social Security Disability benefits or SSI. The rest of her practice is focused on estate planning, elder care planning, guardianships, and the administration and taxation of decedents' estates and trusts.

Susan is a member of the Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations. She is a current member and past chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Ethics and Professionalism Committee. She is also a member of the Probate, Trust and Estate planning sections of the Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations, as well as the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Cleveland Estate Planning Council.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1993

Areas of Practice

  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Social Security Disability
  • Guardianships
  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation
  • Real Estate

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2003


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1993
  • College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Honors: Member, Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy Honors Society)
    • Major: Philosophy
  • Universite De Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France - 1987

Published Works

  • Legal and Financial Advice: A Delicate Balance, Cleveland Bar Journal, November, 2001
  • Spam, Anyone?, Cleveland Bar Journal, September, 2004


  • Elder Law: Your Practice, Your Parents and You, 2001
  • Ohio Probate: Beyond The Basics, National Business Institute, 2001
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2003
  • Confidently Administering the Ohio Estate: from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 1993 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Chair, Ethics & Professionalism Committee, 2004 - 2005
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, 2000 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants, 1994 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, 2003 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program, 2008 - 2009
  • Mentor, Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, 2007
  • Treasurer, Normandy School PTA, 2009 - 2011
  • Elder, Lakewood Presbyterian Church


  • French