About Us

Attorney Cara L. Santosuosso is recognized as a leading litigator, accomplished practitioner, and skilled negotiator in the area of family law family law, particularly high-conflict divorce or custody disputes, and other civil and criminal matters. She has engaged in the private practice of law in the areas of family law and civil litigation since 2005. Previously, she served for two years as a judicial attorney in the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals where she worked on cases dealing with administrative law, torts, labor and employment, product liability, medical malpractice, criminal law and a host of other legal matters. Ms. Santosuosso’s experience as a civil and criminal litigator allows us to offer our clients well-rounded and comprehensive legal services.

Ms. Santosuosso also served as an assistant prosecuting attorney with the Office of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Division of Children and Family Services, earlier in her career. She earned her J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1998, and is admitted to the Ohio Bar, the bar for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, and the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to her skill in the courtroom, Ms. Santosuosso is certified as a mediator, and trained as a collaborative law attorney and parenting coordinator. She has spent most of her legal career ensuring the protection of children, and fighting for the legal rights of children, parents and litigants in many courts and all stages of the litigation process, from initial filing through appeal. Her extensive experience gives her a unique understanding of her clients’ wishes and obligations, allowing her to successfully seek creative and cost-effective resolutions in her cases.

Ms. Santosuosso is a native of Cleveland’s west side, and is a proud graduate of John Carroll University and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. A classically trained pianist and soprano, in her spare time she pursues her passions for music and theater. She also volunteers in several community organizations, and keeps busy with her husband and two daughters.