Susan Grogan Faller

T 513.651.6941
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Susan is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC and practices in the litigation and intellectual property areas. She represents clients in a wide array of commercial and business litigation matters and media law matters, with an emphasis on domestic and international media matters. She has represented numerous media and nonmedia clients in connection with domestic and international defamation, disparagement, invasion of privacy and advertising matters. She also counsels and litigates in the areas of business, banking and commercial litigation, and tax and real estate litigation.

Susan leads the firm's Media and First Amendment Group. She is the International Multilaw Media, Advertising and Entertainment Practice Group leader. She also has represented banks and businesses in various types of complex business and commercial litigation matters.


Media and nonmedia defamation, jury and bench trials and dispositive motions

Business, commercial and banking litigation jury and bench trials and dispositive motions

Tax and real estate litigation bench trials and dispositive motions

Arbitrations and successful mediations

Access, open meetings and public records litigation

Prebroadcast and prepublication review

International matters

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004-2012, 2014-2019 (Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cincinnati)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 1995-2019
  • YWCA Career Women of Achievement Award, 1990
  • Class XVII, Leadership Cincinnati
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Media Law Resource Center Defense Counsel Section, Charter Member, former President of Executive Committee and former Chair of Prepublication/Prebroadcast Review Committee, and Membership Committee Chair
  • Multilaw International Media, Advertising and Entertainment Special Interest Practice Group, Leader
  • Ohio State Bar Association Media Law Committee, former Chair
  • American Bar Association and its Forum Committee on Communications and First Amendment & Media Litigation Committee, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association and various committees, Member

Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • YWCA Academy of Achieving Career Women, Member
  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class XVII
  • Michigan Law School Fundraising Captain
  • Women Entrepreneurs, Inc., Founder, Past President and Executive Committee Member
  • Catholic Social Services of Southwest Ohio 9 year Trustee

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Media Law Resource Center Annual 50-State Surveys of Current Developments in Media Libel and Employment Libel and Privacy Law
Ohio Preparer

Former Co-Editor: ABA First Amendment & Media Litigation Committee

Presentations on litigation and defamation topics at various seminars and meetings in Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere, including at the Ohio Law and Media Conference 1988 to present and at media law conferences in various states and internationally

Other Contact Info




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