Biography

Susan Blasik-Miller

Susan is a trial lawyer with extensive experience defending physicians, hospitals, long term care providers, businesses, and employers in a wide variety of cases. She has tried cases in both state and federal courts throughout Ohio. Susan's peers consistently rank her as one of the best trial attorneys in the state.

In addition to her trial practice, Susan advises businesses and health care professionals regarding minimization of risk. She lectures on the topics of trial advocacy, health care risk management, and professional malpractice liability. Susan also represents physicians and nurses in license investigations and disciplinary proceedings before the Ohio State Medical Board and Ohio Board of Nursing.

Susan is the only woman lawyer in the greater Dayton area who is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a prestigious "invitation only" group in which members are thoroughly vetted by their peers and judges. In addition, Susan was named as Ohio "Super Lawyer" for the years 2006 through 2020, a list jointly prepared by Law & Politics Magazine and Cincinnati Magazine. She was ranked as one of Ohio's top female attorneys for 2008 through 2020 by Ohio Super Lawyers. Susan was named as one of "Best Lawyers in America" for the years 2006 through 2020. Best Lawyers also named Susan the Dayton Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.

Susan is a leader in many local and state wide organizations. She has served as the chair of the board of directors for the YMCA of Greater Dayton. She has also served as president of The Dayton Bar Association, the Dayton Bar Foundation, the Dayton Lawyers' Club and the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys. She was the first female president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. 

Susan is the recipient of the 2019 ABOTAAmerican Board of Trial Advocates Professionalism Award. She was chosen for this award due to her exemplary integrity, civility, and professionalism throughout her career as a lawyer, teacher, and counselor.

In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking, entertaining, reading, running, ballroom dancing, travelling, and spending time with her family.

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  • University of Dayton School of Law J.D., magna cum laude, 1984
  • University of Dayton B.A. Political Science, minor in Accounting, magna cum laude, 1981
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • Ohio’s Most Powerful and Influential Women,
    National Diversity Council, 2010
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2006-2021
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers 2009 - 2014
  • Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyers 2009-18
  • Top 25 Women Cincinnati Super Lawyers 2009-22
  • Top 50 Cincinnati Super Lawyers 2009-18
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-22
  • Best Lawyers, "Lawyer of the Year",
    Dayton Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020
  • Dayton Personal Injury Litigator of the Year, 2009, 2017
  • Dayton Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • ABOTA Professionalism Award, 2019
  • Downtown Dayton YMCA,
    Volunteer of the Year, 2000
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV rating
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation 2013-present
  • Fellow, Dayton Bar Foundation
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (First Woman President of Ohio Chapter)
  • Dayton Bar Association (President 2004-05)
  • Dayton Bar Foundation (President, 2007-08)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys (President, 2010-12)
  • Dayton Lawyers' Club (Past President)
  • The YMCA of Greater Dayton (Board Chair, 2012-2014)