Susan B. Greenberger

Susan Greenberger practices education law, nonprofit law, and developmental disabilities law, with emphasis on novel models for delivery of education; school district sponsored community schools; school and other public entity consortia; alternative approaches to education of at-risk and other unconventional students; school finance, including defensive and preemptive strategies for maximizing funding (and reducing risks to funding); development and negotiation of alternative sources of revenue (e.g., beverage contracts, advertisement agreements, cell tower leases); other unusual contracts; ethics law compliance; and litigation.

Susan represents school districts, county boards of developmental disabilities, councils of governments, other public entities, and nonprofit boards throughout Ohio. She regularly represents clients vis-à-vis the Ohio Department of Education and other regulatory agencies. Susan was a member of the litigation team that successfully challenged the constitutionality of Ohio's school funding laws in DeRolph v. State and was also a member of the litigation team that successfully defended county boards of developmental disabilities against challenge to boards' oversight of Medicaid service providers in Thompson v. Hayes.

She is a former Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin. Susan was also a Law Clerk to Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Member, National School Boards Association

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Admitted, United States Supreme Court; United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio


  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 1979); Order of the Coif
  • University of Wisconsin, Graduate School of Social Work (M.S.S.W., 1975)
  • University of California at Berkeley (A.B., with Great Distinction, 1973); Phi Beta Kappa