Friedman Law LLC
Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Guardianship throughout Northeast Ohio.

Susan L. Friedman

Susan L. Friedman

Cleveland, Ohio
Susan L. Friedman, Esq. holds a master’s degree in Social Work (MSSA) in addition to her law degree. This makes her uniquely qualified to counsel individuals and families.

Susan has a great deal of experience working with individuals and families in a number of areas. Prior to establishing Friedman Law LLC, Susan worked for a many years as a Fiduciary Officer in the Trust department at National City Bank and then as a Trust Advisor in Wealth Management at PNC Bank. In these banking roles, Susan gained expertise in trust administration and fiduciary issues ranging from elder law issues including Medicaid planning, to Special Needs Trusts related to client Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Susan also gained expertise in Wills and Trusts and various other planning tools including annuities, insurance, investments and financial planning in general.

Before joining National City Bank’s trust department, Susan worked in private practice at a boutique tax and estate planning law firm in Cleveland, OH, where she drafted many wills, trusts, power of attorney documents and also handled sophisticated tax issues for her clients.

As both a social worker and an attorney, Susan understands the complex issues which individuals and families encounter in making plans for the immediate and near future. Susan has a strong understanding of our legal system, government benefits, healthcare and long term care institutions. She successfully guides families and individuals through planning processes.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Elder Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Guardianship

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1996


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    • MSSA - 1996
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    • A.B. - 1991
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: English Composition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Shaker Figure Skating Club, Former Trustee
  • Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Committee Member, Donor Advised Fund Committee

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