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Susan Joan Lax

Family Attorney at Fairlawn, OH

4.5   16 reviews

also known as Attorney Susan J. Lax, R.N., MS, LLC

  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 35 years
    Oregon - OR 32 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1991
    Suspended - Non-Disciplinary No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Susan

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The Hiring of an attorney is quite often an important decision when considering they’ll be handling issues that might be personal and sensitive. Our practice realizes the emotion aspects attached within multiple areas of law which is why we work hard to gain your trust, protect your legal rights, and achieve the best possible results. We understand that any type of legal matter can be confusing and stressful. Our firm is positioned to provide exceptional service within a wide array of legal topics. Complex and sensitive issues can result in outcomes with lifelong emotional and financial consequences. We have the experience and resources to address and resolve your family’s needs and legal concerns. To find out how we can lend you strength when you need it the most, call us today. Susan Lax can help in most any situation in multiple areas of law including but not limited to, Family Law, Divorce, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Estate and Trusts and Juvenile Law.

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Susan J. Lax, R.N, Ms, LLC
123 S. Miller Rd.
Suite 250
Fairlawn, OH, 44333


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Posted by Pamela | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs. Pamela Tauer
Susan and her team are the best attorney team i can imagine. She us so knowledgeable about the law and real life including her nursing background. She was honest and gave me real advice, not just what I wanted to hear. Her guidance enabled me to make good choices and we finished ahead. Nothing can ever erase harm done, but Susan and her team allow you to get the help you need to deal with it.
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Posted by Olivia | April 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
I just want to say a special things to Susan Lax and her staff for a wonderful job that they did help me get through my divorce. Susan and her staff are loving, caring people that always make you feel welcome when you come into the office. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone as a lawyer.
Posted by Tammy | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Susan Lax
Susan has represented me in the past with out standing results, she has helped my daughter when she was in need and today without a doubt knowing this awesome woman helped me end a marriage with pure confidence. I recommend her because she is compassionate about what you are going through and honest. past outstanding results. Susan Lax my friend for life and attorney I would not turn anyone away from you. Your team is awesome Love Y'all Tammy - Rozier Today was a Good Day
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Posted by James | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
a absolute blessing!!!
i thank god for susan lax and her great staff! they are very professional, detailed work and n integrity, afforfable,as well as the personal compassion they give u will consider them family which is awsum in the mist of my divorce i lov u guys!!!
Posted by David | November 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I have used Susan a few times ..I would highly recommend her due to her honesty and professional attitude....and the most important..Trust
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
After deciding to leave a long-term marriage, I interviewed attorneys. My initial consultation with Attorney Susan Lax was extremely informative and she documented written, detailed notes as well as answering all of my questions. Susan put me at ease and was very professional, kind and compassionate towards me. She consulted with me for 1 ½ hours during my initial consultation as this decision to pursue a divorce was very difficult for me. Her background as a registered nurse has definitely contributed to a positive dimension in her practice of law for over 30 years. Susan has been up front, straight forward and fair to both parties in my case. She possesses excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills that she used to help me reach a mutually agreed-upon divorce settlement with Separation Agreement. Because of Susan, I was able to decide things and keep control of my case rather than have the court decide for me. It is evident that she goes above and beyond all legal matters that I have seen and she shows me that her legal representation of me is her number one priority. I highly recommend Attorney Susan J. Lax as an experienced, caring, professional, diligent and zealous attorney who represents clients with their best interests at heart and with respect.
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Posted by Shannon | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I didn't think I would ever have an advantage over MY x husband. This lady and her team were it. The time and effort they put in to not only my case, but myself and my children was amazing. I went through a couple of lawyers until I found a person who actually looked at the big picture and guided me in the right direction even when it wasn't easy or what I wanted to hear. I can recommend this firm with total confidence, they will work for you. She is fair, logical, and smart...
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Posted by Pat | May 17, 2015
Susan Lax's umbrella of talents
Over the past 4 years, Attorney Lax has guided us through what has been a innumerable series of challenges in multiple courts. We have struggled through a family divorce-like issue, division of property, faced the untimely death of a parent of 3 requiring probate, guardianship decisions, monetary long term planning , evaluating the need for trusts, as well mentoring us,and providing a considerable amount of personal guidance in dealing with this onslaught of life changing events. Attorney Lax has been sterling and knowledgeable in every situation. She is caring, professional, resourceful, and determined to have the best possible outcome for all concerned. She has a remarkable ability to deal with difficult people and complicated situations. Our family is grateful for her ongoing legal care, and we give her the highest recommendation.
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Posted by Raymond | May 15, 2015
lawyer that cares
Susan Lax is the first lawyer that I really felt that cared about me and wanted the best for me. she is confident and kept me calm when I was worried. I am very happy that she was my lawyer and would truly uase here services again if ever needed. here staff aslo cared about me. when ever I called or e-mail with question she alway got back to me fast. I found her just a great lawyer and fighter for me to make I was taken care of in my case but also I feel she is a great and careing person. when my case over everythings she would happen did and to my bennifit. Cannot say enough how happy I am with Susan and her staff. the are great
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Posted by Todd | May 10, 2015
Preferred Access Care, LLC - President
I have worked with Atty. Susan Lax for the past year and can state she has contributed enormously to our corporate structure both in it's formation and operations. She has been honest, available and devoted to our cause. I recommend her without reservation - Todd L. Beyer, DO - President Preferred Access Care
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2015
Atty Susan Lax
Susan has helped me with every step of the way, with my case. My case isn't over yet, but, I feel very confident with Susan, however my case turns out.
Posted by Stacy | May 5, 2015
Knowledgable about law
Attorney Susan Lax cares about her clients. She knows her law and is one of the most knowledgable lawyers of the law that I have ever met! I have had the honor to have Attorney Susan Lax represent me. Susan is empathetic and takes care of her clients and every situation that life throws at you! Susan modified my child support and made sure that my children received the maximum amount that they deserved!!
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Posted by Julie | May 5, 2015
Finally someone who can get the job done!!!
I was married to a very difficult man. We had a child together and I divorced him after our child was born. During the five years my child has been in our lives he has persisted on taking me to court every month. I just hired Susan Lax as my attorney. She is the third attorney that I have had since filing for divorce. She has been able to do more things for me in the last month that my two previous lawyers were unable to do. She has been a godsend to me and my case. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a lawyer!!
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Posted by Jennifer | December 9, 2012
Amazing Lawyer!
This woman is not only an awesome lawyer she has a heart of a saint. I was in a rollover car accident four years ago and broke several bones including my neck and hip and Sue was able to take my case on full swing without question. She gets down to business with no BS in the courtroom. She wont sugarcoat anything and tell you honestly what your case is looking like and what to expect from the case. I HIGHLY recommend Sue to anyone who needs a good, loyal lawyer to fight and win their case! From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I will be in touch soon Jennifer P.S. I said the accident was four years ago I got my settlement two years after due to my injuries keeping things going. My injuries slowed the process down a lot because Sue wanted me to get all the medical attention I needed to get better. Bottom line is if you need a lawyer look no further. I hope you see this Sue, you deserve many more reviews like this!
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Posted by Kathy | October 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Big Mistake
I hired Ms Lax Several months after I was injured in an auto accident in July 2018. The other driver ran a stop sign and was clearly at fault. I provided all documents as she requested. Every month or two I followed up to find out status of the case. I saw a chiropractor for three or four months and showed improvement but not 100%. After doctor release in November, I continued stay in touch with ms Lax. She continued to respond ‘it’s coming along’ and/ or the other side doesn’t own liability. Long story short, case was never really worked and I got a call one week before the statue of limitations was up(2 yrs. later) saying She’s turning file over to Mr. Furtado as he’s a trial lawyer. She said they have to file suit and they wanted $325 from me to file. I paid her. Me Furtado filed incorrectly(not sure he’s still licensed). He stated the defendant as the claimant The case therefore missed the statute of limitation. They actually paid a low but no choice payout)me out of their pockets as the case dissolved and the other side paid nothing! Had I known she would back burner my case I would never ever had hired her!!! What a fiasco!
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Administrative nightmare, sloppy
I was referred to Susan by a friend who had used her for a small matter. I retained this lawyer for divorce. I'm glad to read that others had good experiences with her. I had NONE and it still cost me so much money. Her employees change constantly. Never a call back. Administrative errors galore. Sloppy. The receptionist who answers the phone actually will chuckle the whole time she's answering the phone. It's great that the employees are having a grand old time--on your dime--while also creating DOUBLE-WORK (double$$) due to their sloppy errors. Unprofessional, sloppy, barely awake. Avoid this firm at all costs.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Susan J. Lax, R.N., MS, LLC.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Instructor- Nursing
  • Brown Mackie College
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Counsel
  • Philip W. Murray Co., LPA
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Managing Partner
  • Susan J. Lax Attorney at Law-Corvallis, OR.
  • 1991 - 1994
  • ManagingPartner
  • Susan J. Lax Attorney at Law - Verona, NJ.
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Law Associate
  • Marc J. Terner, Attorney at Law - Wayne, NJ.
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Law Clerk
  • Terner & Herman
  • 1986 - 1986
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Neurosurgical ICU- University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
  • 1982 - 1986
  • Assistant to the Dean
  • Rurgers University College of Nursing
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Rutgers University College of Nursing
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Senior Staff Nurse
  • East Orange VA Hospital Surgical ICU
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Charge Nurse CCU-ICU 11pm-7am shift
  • Barnert Memorial Hospital-Patterson, NJ.
  • 1976 - 1980
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  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Rutgers University, Newark
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1982
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980
  • Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing
  • RN
  • 1976
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  • Advisory Board of ITT Technical Institute College of Nursing- Fairlawn, Ohio
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Summit County Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Summit County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trustee
  • 2007 - 2007
  • National Republican Congressional Committee
  • Honorary Chairman on the Business Advisory Council
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Summit County Medical Alliance
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Womens Auxilliary Board- Akron City Hospital
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Children's Concert Society
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence- Oregon
  • Board Member
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Oregon State Bar
  • member
  • 1991 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney In North America
  • Who's Who Directory
  • 2017
  • Ranked Top of Class
  • Summa Cum Laude: Holy Name HospitalSchool of Nursing
  • 1976


  • Summit County Womens Journal
  • Finances and Bankruptcy
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Susan
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sue zealously represents her clients. I enjoyed working a case with her. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sue and I have known each other for a number of years and have worked together on numerous occasions. Sue is an outstanding attorney and great person who is compassionate and committed to getting the best results for her clients. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking strong representation."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan and I were on opposing sides of a highly complex and complicated legal matter. And the parties were in "high conflict" of the disputed issues. Susan was very polite and professional in her handling of the case. She was honest and respectful when discussing and negotiating amicable resolution of the case by uncontested agreement. She worked very hard to support her client's position and wishes but also to help settle the case without contested litigation. If you are looking for a lawyer who will fight for your legal rights but also give you honest and accurate advice about your legal options and realistic consequences of those decisions, give her a call. She was a pleasure to work with/against. Until next time......"
Divorce and separation

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Fairlawn Family Lawyer Susan Joan Lax
Susan Joan Lax
Family Attorney
Fairlawn, OH
Licensed for 35 years