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Suzanne Belot Norton

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Suzanne brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in workers’ compensation defense to the firm. Maintaining a state-wide workers’ compensation defense practice, Suzanne has extensive experience defending public and private businesses that are both state-funded and self-insured before the Ohio Industrial Commission. She works closely with her clients to understand each unique situation and provide legal counsel at all stages of the administrative process. She strives to resolve claims and litigation, with a practical , result-oriented approach, to best assist her clients in an effective manner. Suzanne regularly assists clients with workplace evaluations making sure they are compliant, up to date and implementing measures to avoid future issues.

Suzanne has been named as an Ohio SuperLawyer in Workers’ Compensation, selected as one of Northwest Ohio’s Top 100 Attorneys by the Toledo Business Journal in Workers’ Compensation and Municipal Law, has been a recognized by the Ohio State Bar Association and Ohio Supreme Court as a Certified Specialist in Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law since 1999, and is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Law Specialty Board of the Ohio State Bar Association.  She is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and admitted to practice in multiple federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.           

Born:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Bar Admissions: 

  • 1983 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • 1983 State of West Virginia 
  • 1984 State of Ohio 
  • 2012 United States Supreme Court 
  • 1983 US District Court, Northern District of West Virginia 
  • 1983 US District Court, Southern District of West Virginia 
  • 1983 US District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania 
  • 1991 US District Court, Northern District of Ohio 
  • 1984 US District Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit 
  • 1991 US District Court of Appeals. Sixth Circuit 


  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • The Ohio State Univerisity, B.S.B.A. Marketing and International Business, 1980

Member: Ohio State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Certified Specialty Board; Ohio State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Law Committee; Toledo Bar Association, Bar Admissions Committee; Toledo Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Committee; Toledo Bar Association, Public Laws Committee; Lucas County and Toledo Bar Associations; Ohio Women's Bar Association: Mentor; Ohio Self-Insured Association; Northwest Self-Insured Association; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM); RIMS- National and Local Chapters. 

Concentrations: Workers' Compensation Defense Law; Employment Law; Municipal Law; Civil Litigation


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