Susan M. Suriano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Columbus, OH

The Suriano Law Firm, LLC
 | 4200 Regent St, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-532-9534
Fax: 614-944-5766
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice exclusively on family law issues, Susan M. Suriano is the founder of The Suriano Law Firm LLC. Located in Columbus and with a client base throughout the state of Ohio, she provides compassionate and dedicated representation to people who are facing the end of their marriages and who are thus having to deal with such divorce-related issues as the division of complex assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. Ms. Suriano also assists clients who are seeking a modification to or the enforcement of existing support and parenting orders, and her family law experience has also included paternity matters and grandparents' visitation and custody rights.  She is also trained as a collaborative law attorney and member of the Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Suriano attended The Ohio State University, where she majored in political science and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 2004. Remaining in Columbus, she earned a Master of Arts in Sport & Exercise Management the following year. During her time at Ohio State, she held several positions with the school's athletic and recreational sports departments, and after obtaining her Master of Arts, she spent a little more than one year working in the athletic department of the University of Cincinnati.

Ms. Suriano then enrolled at the University of Dayton School of Law. While she was there, she served an externship with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. After being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2009, Ms. Suriano spent several years as an assistant prosecutor with the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office in Columbus before eventually entering private practice. Admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts, she is an active participant in the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, as wellas Women Lawyers of Franklin County.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Appellate (20%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Appeals

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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About Susan Suriano

Admitted: 2009, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.thesurianolawfirm.com/our-practice

Honors/Awards:

  • The CBA Barrister Leadership Program is designed to help new attorneys (five or fewer years of practice) develop leadership skills, connect with influential leaders in both the legal community and the city of Columbus, and build a successful law practice/career, the Barrister Leadership Program provides balance of classroom sessions, interactive exercises and networking/social activities., Barrister Leadership Member, Columbus Bar Association, 2014
  • The mission of the Leadership Institute is to advance inclusiveness within the legal profession and supplement the professional skills of women lawyers by enhancing their leadership, business development, and communication skills for the benefit of the diverse communities in which they work, live, and serve., Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation’s Leadership Institute, Participant, Ohio Women's Bar Foundation, 2019
  • The purpose of the Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy is to identify and train lawyers for future opportunities for leadership in the Association, profession and community; to nurture effective leadership with respect to ethical, professional and community service issues; to raise the level of awareness among lawyers regarding the broad range of issues facing the legal profession and to build relationships among legal leaders and experience levels across the state, and create a cadre of lawyers upon which the OSBA, state and local government entities, local bar associations and community organi­zations can call upon for leadership and service., OSBA Leadership Academy Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Member, 2013
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Institute for Family Law Associates, 2014
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2013
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2009
  • Ohio Valley Club of Columbus, Member, 2013
  • Columbus Bar Association, Family Law Commitee Chairperson (2019), 2009
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Central College Presbyterian Church, Choir Member, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • The Ohio State University National Football Championship Team, Team Intern, 2002
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019

Educational Background:

  • The Ohio State University Master of Arts, Sports & Exercise Management, 2005
  • The Ohio State University Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (with honors), 2004
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Office Location for Susan M. Suriano

4200 Regent St
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43219

Phone: 614-532-9534

Fax: 614-944-5766

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Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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