YSU alumna elected into International Society of Barristers

Susan Petersen

Youngstown State University alumna Susan Petersen has been elected as a member of the International Society of Barristers.

A 1993 graduate, Petersen is one of only 34 out of 38,000-plus practicing lawyers in the state of Ohio to hold membership in the society. Petersen, a shareholder at Petersen & Petersen in Chardon, Ohio, is only the seventh female in Ohio to be elected.

The International Society of Barristers, established in 1966 with a membership of approximately 700 trial lawyers nationally and internationally, is dedicated to excellence in advocacy, the preservation of the adversary system, defending the right to trial by jury and encouraging young lawyers to enter the field of trial practice. Membership is by invitation only.

The practice at Petersen & Petersen is limited to the representation of everyday people whose rights have been violated, covering a wide range of personal injury and consumer protection cases.