Get to Know Your Lawyer – Sue Cassidy

June 10, 2016  |  Sue Cassidy

          Sue Cassidy grew up in the Ohio neighborhood of Deer Park/Silverton.  She attended Regina High School and later Edgecliff College, an all-women’s institution at the time that ultimately merged with Xavier University.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree, but after graduation, Sue did not begin her career path as a lawyer.  It was not until Sue was about 40 years old that she decided she wanted a change. 

          Prior to enrolling in law school, hopeful candidates must take an extensive test called the LSAT.  Most candidates pay for a detailed study course to prepare for the LSAT exam.  Not Sue.  She took the test cold and passed with impressive numbers.  Clearly, Sue was meant to become a lawyer from the start.  Sue quickly achieved advancement and success in the legal profession, and has never looked back. 

          Besides being an accomplished litigator, Sue is a dedicated volunteer in the community.  She helped establish the Women’s Crisis Center, served on its Board of Directors, and continues to be involved with that organization to this day.  Sue also volunteers her legal expertise as a pro bono attorney for the Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, an organization designed to resolve the most dire problems facing low income and vulnerable members of our society. 

          When Sue is not working or volunteering, she appreciates the variety of cultural and athletic events Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati have to offer.  As the aunt of Cincinnati Bengals player Kevin Huber, Sue enjoys cheering on her favorite football team.  She enjoys going to art exhibits, concerts, and attending live theatre at the Aronoff.  When grabbing a bite to eat around town, Sue prefers the food and atmosphere at Via Vite, Dee Felice, and Otto’s. 

          What is the one piece of advice that Sue would pass along to future generations?  “Be engaged with the world.”  Only through knowledge of both domestic and international events and the interplay between the two can one truly understand the world around us.