Susan C. Stone is the head of the Education practice group at McCarthy Lebit. Ms. Stone has a strong litigation background that includes first chair and second chair trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts involving criminal defense, employment issues and other forms of negligence and contract disputes. Susan has spearheaded McCarthy Lebit’s Education practice to include higher education law including, Title IX actions addressing intimate partner violence and other forms of misconduct on campus such as hazing; academic charges of dishonesty; and special education law, including due process complaints and the negotiation of IEPs and 504 plans. Additionally, Ms. Stone is a trained facilitator in restorative justice, which is a process applied to student misconduct, campus crimes and other matters that allows for the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims, as well as the community.
Ms. Stone also concentrates her practice on employment law where she maintains a global view, working as a consultant to employers dealing with employment disputes and representing employees in severance negotiations. Susan has experience negotiating workplace accommodations and managing administrative charges in employment law, as well as handling cases involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, and retaliation. She has filed and defended actions by the EEOC, OCRC and Human Relations Commissions in other states.
Ms. Stone takes a creative approach to helping her clients, and will advocate aggressively for successful resolution of their cases. Susan is experienced in representing individuals with a variety of disabilities and mental health issues. She is sensitive to complex legal matters involving women and children, and will take a personal interest in each and every case she defends.