KJK Partner Susan Friedman Interviewed by Cleveland Jewish News

February 1, 2023

KJK Partner and Estate, Wealth and Succession Planning attorney Susan Friedman recently sat down with Cleveland Jewish News reporter Becky Raspe to talk about her life and career in the legal industry.

Discussing Susan’s early influences and inspiration, Becky writes:

Susan Friedman, an estate planning attorney at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz in Cleveland, said finding her way to a law career started in high school.


She credits her Shaker Heights High School U.S. government teacher Jerry Graham as the one to inspire her choice to pursue political science as a major in her undergraduate studies.


“It was my favorite high school course, and I eventually worked for two U.S. congressmen: Louis Stokes and William Clay,” said Friedman, who lives in Solon. “The congressmen encouraged me to apply to law school, and the rest is history. It just clicked. If I wasn’t in Mr. Graham’s class, I don’t know if I would’ve had the same trajectory.”

Susan is experienced in all aspects of estate planning, probate, trust and estate administration, special needs planning, charitable planning and guardianships. She is valued by clients for her calm demeanor and ability to actively listen to address clients’ specific needs and develop individualized strategies.

To learn more about Susan or to find out her tips for the future generation of estate planning attorneys, you can read her full spotlight, as published in the Cleveland Jewish News, here.