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Susan C. Stone

Susan C. Stone

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, LLP
  • Education Law, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
  • Ohio
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Susan’s life work is to help students in crisis and to meet their legal needs. She handles matter ranging from special education issues, student disciplinary matters and Title IX investigations. Susan has the knowledge and experience required to navigate due process complaints and shaping of 504 Plans and Individualized Education Programs. She also handles student matters involving hazing, bullying and social media.

Susan has gained a national reputation for representing student and professors in Title IX cases. She is routinely hired as a student advisor for the campus investigation and hearing phase of proceedings and also subsequent university level appeals. Susan has guided students through informal resolution, including mediation and restorative justice. Her talent as a student advisor has led to her representing Greek organizations and athletes, as well as other professionals accused of sexual harassment and misconduct. When cases do not resolve at the university level, she has experience fighting in state and federal courts around the country.

Susan uses her background in public relations and crisis communication to assist clients in the rebuilding of their reputation on various social media platforms. Susan has also instituted defamation actions when necessary to stop her client’s professional and academic futures from being harmed by libelous postings on the internet.

Susan has a deep understanding of mental health and neurological disorders. She is particularly experienced working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”), which allows her to formulate creative defenses for those individuals with ASD and other co-morbidities facing discipline at school or being investigated by law enforcement.

Susan is a nationally published author, and blogger, on topics related to education law. She is regularly called upon by families and outside therapists to consult on legal matters affecting children.

Practice Areas
Education Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Fraud, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Title IX
  • Reputation Management
  • Campus Misconduct
  • Research & Scientific Misconduct
  • Academic Misconduct
  • College Organization Defense
  • K-12 Student Defense
  • Faculty Sexual Misconduct
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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1st Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, LLP
- Current
McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
Impartial Hearing Officer
State of Ohio, Department of Education
Berkman Gordan Murray & Devan
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D. (1991) | Law
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Miami University of Ohio
B.A. (1988) | Speech Communication, Political Science
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio  # 0064445
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Ohio State Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
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Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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Families Advocating for Campus Equality
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Stop Abusive & Violent Environments
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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
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Articles & Publications
Why Cancel Culture Still Hits the News
Sexual Assault and Title IX Investigations Still Happen During a Pandemic
Sexting & Child Pornography: What Parents & Teens Need to Know
What Rights do Transgender Students Have Under Title IX?
Tattletale vs. Reporter in the Cancel Culture Age
COVID-19 and Guests: The Campus Dilemma
It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye (or Gets COVID-19)
COVID Travel Shaming: 99 Problems and a Beach is One
COVID-19: Back to School Support Services for Children with Disabilities
Anonymous Chat Rooms: Are they Really a Safe Space?
How the NCAA Sexual Violence Policy and Tracy Rule Impact Student Athletes
Title IX Updates: Great Regulations, Bad Timing!
You Can Leave Your Mask On: Respecting New Boundaries During COVID-19
Change Finally Has Come: Reflecting on New Title IX Rules
FAQ's About Individual Education Programs (IEP) During COVID019
Why It's Important To Monitor Online Activities Of Students With Autism During Coronavirus
COVID-19: Campus Visits & The Admission Process
Don't Kiss With COVID-19
What Title IX and Coronavirus Have to do with Each Other
Digital Privacy: Are Smart Phones Smarter Than The Police?
We Should All Care About The Autism Cares Act
On The Back-To-School List: How Parents Can Make The IEP Process Go Smoother This Academic Year
Will Instagram's Anti-Bullying Efforts Curtail Online Cruelty?
College Common Application Drops Criminal History Questions
Getting Out Of The Title IX Dog House: They Doggy Defense
The Crippling Effects of Depression When Students Face Misconduct Allegations
Falling Off A Cliff: High School Students On The Autism Spectrum Must Have Proper Transition Planning For College
Will I Be Arrested?
Fighting To Make Sure Title IX Doesn't Trample The Rights Of Disabled Students
Ohio's Campus Disruption Act: Students Beware
Crain's Cleveland Business
Swimming in Different Ponds: Navigating the Criminal and Civil Aspects of Campus Sexual Misconduct Proceedings
Bar Journal of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
How to Prevent a Title IX Lawsuit, Title IX ExecuSummit
A School of Options: How an attorney and advocate can open doors to new services for your child
International Dyslexia Association of Northern Ohio
Restorative Justice - A Better Alternative to the Title IX Hearing Process, Title IX ExecuSummit
Student Records: Legal Requirements You Need To Know (FERPA)
National Business Institute
School Law: Social Media and Apps, Cyberbullying, Privacy and Other Technology Issues
National Business Institute
Manifestation Determination Reviews, Special Education Law: The Ultimate Guide
National Business Institute
Handling the School Investigative Process, Fourth Annual Symposium on Representing Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Title IX for Criminal Defense Lawyers - Common Mistakes and Creative Strategies, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Forum on Higher Education: Crisis on Campus
The National Coalition for Men Carolinas
How #MeToo and Title IX Have Changed Campus Culture
Parallel Proceedings in Sexual Assault Cases: Finding Evidence and Avoiding Incrimination, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Title IX and Affirmative Action
Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Inn of Courts
Cyberbullying and Threats: School Authority and Liability
National Business Institute
Defending Students in Title IX Proceedings, LACDL Jazz Fest
College Concerns: Helping Students with ASD Navigate Campus Discipline Issues, 2019 Milestones National Autism Conference
504 Plan Eligibility and Accommodation Best Practices
National Business Institute
Changing the Conversation Around Sex & Consent, KJK College Kick-Off
Don't Rush In: The New Conversation Around Sex and Consent on Campus, Fraternal Law Conference
Fraternal Law Partners
College Concerns: Helping Students with Disabilities Transition to College and Navigate Campus Disciplinary Proceedings, COPAA National Conference
Avoiding Title IX Allegations During Internships
Kent State University
Consent: When the Bee Stings
Indiana University
Title IX: What Due Process Looks Like Now, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Healthy Sex Lives in College: How to Deal with Impulsivity, The 2020 Virtual International Conference on ADHD
Crisis Communication
Public Relations Society of America
Restorative Justice Training
Skidmore College
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
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