John P. Susany is a partner and group chair in Stark & Knoll’s Litigation & Employment Group. John has successfully litigated a wide range of cases, including those involving business disputes, business torts, employment issues, fiduciary duties among owners and officers, corporate theft, and trade secrets for clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts. Recently, John argued and won a major victory for employers before The Ohio Supreme Court.

“Clients don't want excuses. They want results. If they're calling me or the other members of the Litigation and Employment group, they either want to avoid a problem or get rid of one. That's what we do." - John P. Susany


John has argued before a number of federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative boards and fact finders, including the National Labor Relations Board administrative law judges, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, various county boards of revision, and arbitrators and arbitration panels.

Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
  • Federal District Courts for Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
Bar Associations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Sections.
  • The University of Michigan, Juris Doctor, 1987
  • Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, summa cum laude, 1983
Professional & Community Leadership
  • Justinian Forum, Member
  • Cleveland Council of World Affairs
  • Stan Hywet Board of of Directors 2016-present
  • Laurel Lake Retirement Community, Former Member and Chair of Nominating
  • Seton Catholic School, Former Member and Chair of Board of Directors
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Class of 1999, Fellow
  • Akron Bar Foundation Class of 2010
  • Ohio University’s National Alumni Board, Former President
  • Ohio University’s Board of Trustees, Past Member
  • Ohio University’s Foundation Board, Past Member
Honors & Awards
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2010-present
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel 10 Best 2016-2019 Client Satisfaction Award---Labor & Employment Law Division

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