Susan S. Box

Shareholder
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6625
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6625 | F 330.376.4577

Overview

Ms. Box represents a variety of clients in cases throughout the State of Ohio and the United States. Her tenacious and pragmatic approach has resulted in clients asking her to represent them in various lawsuits across 15 different states. In addition, she has assisted clients in developing and implementing overall strategies for the defense of product liability litigation throughout the country.

Throughout her career, Ms. Box has represented manufacturers in the defense of various product liability cases on a state, regional and national level. She has extensive experience defending companies involved in the design and manufacture of a number of different industrial products and a variety of asbestos containing products.

In recognition of her many accomplishments, Ms. Box has been listed by select peer review organizations, which include The Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, and Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Experience
  • Lead counsel in the defense of a machinery manufacturer involving thousands of asbestos cases in 11 states
  • Lead counsel in the defense of an industrial machinery manufacturer in several states
  • Lead counsel in the defense of machinery manufacturers including manufacturers of pumps, shears, shredders, sewer cleaners, rock drills, nailers, cranes, and presses in the State of Ohio
  • Lead counsel in the defense of multiple major suppliers/manufacturers and employers in asbestos litigation throughout the State of Ohio
  • Lead counsel in the defense of a supplier/manufacturer of products involved in asbestos litigation in multiple states throughout the United States
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  2. The Ohio State University, B.S.
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named the Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" for Akron by The Best Lawyers in America® (2014)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants & Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2009-2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2010-2020)
  • Selected as one of the "Top 50 Female Lawyers in Ohio" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2013 & 2014)
  • Selected as one of the "Top 25 Female Lawyers in Cleveland" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2013-2014)
  • Leadership Akron (1992)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Order of the Barristers
Community Affiliations
  • Western Reserve Girl Scout Council (now known as Girl Scouts of North East Ohio), Board of Trustees and Vice President (1998-2004)

Insights

Overview

Ms. Box represents a variety of clients in cases throughout the State of Ohio and the United States. Her tenacious and pragmatic approach has resulted in clients asking her to represent them in various lawsuits across 15 different states. In addition, she has assisted clients in developing and implementing overall strategies for the defense of product liability litigation throughout the country.

Throughout her career, Ms. Box has represented manufacturers in the defense of various product liability cases on a state, regional and national level. She has extensive experience defending companies involved in the design and manufacture of a number of different industrial products and a variety of asbestos containing products.

In recognition of her many accomplishments, Ms. Box has been listed by select peer review organizations, which include The Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, and Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Experience
  • Lead counsel in the defense of a machinery manufacturer involving thousands of asbestos cases in 11 states
  • Lead counsel in the defense of an industrial machinery manufacturer in several states
  • Lead counsel in the defense of machinery manufacturers including manufacturers of pumps, shears, shredders, sewer cleaners, rock drills, nailers, cranes, and presses in the State of Ohio
  • Lead counsel in the defense of multiple major suppliers/manufacturers and employers in asbestos litigation throughout the State of Ohio
  • Lead counsel in the defense of a supplier/manufacturer of products involved in asbestos litigation in multiple states throughout the United States

Education

  1. The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  2. The Ohio State University, B.S.
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named the Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" for Akron by The Best Lawyers in America® (2014)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants & Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2009-2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2010-2020)
  • Selected as one of the "Top 50 Female Lawyers in Ohio" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2013 & 2014)
  • Selected as one of the "Top 25 Female Lawyers in Cleveland" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2013-2014)
  • Leadership Akron (1992)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Order of the Barristers
Community Affiliations
  • Western Reserve Girl Scout Council (now known as Girl Scouts of North East Ohio), Board of Trustees and Vice President (1998-2004)