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Cara L. Santosuosso, Esq. is a principal with the law firm of Laubacher & Co., where she focuses her practice on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of family law and employment discrimination.


Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Santosuosso served as an associate with another Cleveland area firm, where she concentrated in civil and criminal litigation in the state and federal courts.


Previously, Ms. Santosuosso served for two years as a judicial attorney in the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, where she worked on cases dealing with administrative law, torts, labor and employment, product liability, medical malpractice, criminal and a host of other matters. 


She also served four years in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the children and family services unit.  In this role, she litigated child abuse, neglect and dependency cases and managed the agency’s entire caseload of adoption litigation in probate court.


Ms. Santosuosso began her legal career in private practice following graduation in 1998 from Cleveland Marshall College of Law.  She majored in English Literature at John Carroll University, where she graduated magna cum laude.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 70%
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
  3. Employment: 10%
  4. Adoption: 10%



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  • Denise Nancy Rini

    I endorse this lawyer. Cara's knowledge of the law and sense of justice makes her an incredibly strong advocate. I enjoy working with her and the challenge of being opposing counsel.


    Denise Rini Juvenile Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Santosuosso is extreamly knowledgeable in the area of family law. She is a strong advocate for her clients. I have had a number of cases with her and she always impresses me with her ability to manage the case for the benefit of her client.


    Steven Wolkin Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

20525 Center Ridge Rd, Ste #626
Rocky River, OH, 44116

20525 Center Ridge Road
Suite 626
Cleveland, OH, 44116



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Named as a Rising Star, 2013SuperLawyers Magazine2013
Named as a Rising Star, 2012Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaubacher & Co.2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Justinian ForumN/AN/A
West Shore Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Collins v. Collins, 2007-Ohio-283N/A
State ex rel. Dreamer v. Mason, 115 Ohio St.3d 190, 2007-Ohio-4789N/A
In re D.B., 2003-Ohio-2304N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
John Carroll UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Magnificat High SchoolN/AN/A1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women in the LawFeatured Speaker2014
Advanced Family LawNon-Tradiional Family Structures And Paternity Disputes2012
Your Family Law Practice in the 21st CenturyDomestic Violence and Civil Protection Orders2011