Susan Margaret Evans

Susan Margaret Evans

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Practice Areas:

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

Biography

Susan Evans focuses her practice on the needs of the elderly, the disabled and their families. She devotes about one-third 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 Certified Grievance 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.

Education

  • 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

    Bar Admission

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

    Published Works

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

    Classes & Seminars

    • 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

    Pro-Bono Activities

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs Program, 2008-2009 and 2011-2019
    • Mentor, Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, 2007 to 2007
    • Treasurer, Normandy School PTA, 2009 to 2011
    • Volunteer Lawyer, Legal Aid Services of Greater Cleveland

    Languages

    • French

    Professional Associations

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, Past Chair
    • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
    • National Organization of Social Security Claimants
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland
    • West Shore Bar Association

    Current Employment Position

    • Partner