Susan Garner Eisenman
Attorney and Counselor at Law

~ Positive Legal Solutions with Loving Parents ~



  • Member, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Certified Open Adoption Practitioner
  • Certified Family Mediator
  • Lecturer, Ohio Continuing Legal Education Institute (Adoption Law Issues) 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999
  • Lecturer, National Association for Open Education, 1997, 2000
  • Lecturer, North American Council on Adoptable Children, 2000
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar College
  • Member, Ohio State Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Franklin County


  • 1980s to present, Ohio State Bar College, Continuing Legal Education
  • Juris Doctorate, The Ohio State University, College of Law, Cum Laude, 1973
  • Bachelor of Arts, The Ohio State University, College of Humanities, 1971

Community Involvement

  • Member, New Roots Adoptive Families Support Group
  • Lecturer, Adoption Basic Workshops; Co-Sponsored by New Roots and Mt. Carmel Heath
  • Member, Upper Arlington Crew Parents
  • Member, Local Church, PTO, Columbus Metropolitan Quilters


  • Adoption Law: H.B. 419 & Related Issues, Reference Manual, Vol. 96-29, Ohio CLE Institute, 1996.
  • Family Law Update 1996, Reference Manual, Vol. 96-06, Ohio CLE Institute, 1996
  • Ohio Adoption Law: Nuts 'N Bolts of Step-Parent Adoption, Reference Manual, Vol. 95-43, Ohio CLE Institute, 1995.
  • Adoption Law: Issues, Ethics and Practice, Reference Manual, Vol. 92-48, Ohio CLE Institute, 1992.
  • Adoption - New Law and Trends, Reference Manual, Vol. 215, Ohio CLE Institute, 1990.
  • Adoption in Ohio, Legal Education Institute, Inc. 1989.

Ms. Eisenman is also a nationally published poet under the pen name E. Van Clef.  Her poetry has appeared in the National Resolve Newsletter, Adopter's Advocate and Children of Open Adoption.

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