Susan T. Johns

Susan is a Founding Partner at Ferrara Fiorenza, PC with more than 35 years of experience in education law. She assists firm clients in a wide range of issues, including:

Representation and counsel of school districts in matters involving the education of children with disabilities and the application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Representing school districts with respect to matters regarding students with disabilities before impartial hearing officers, the New York State Review Officer, and Federal Courts.

Advising school district clients on how to best avoid disputes and to be in the best position should a dispute arise.

Susan teaches Educational Law in the Educational Leadership Department at the State University of New York at Cortland, and frequently lectures on education law topics.

Susan has been recognized by Upstate New York Super Lawyers as one of the “Best Lawyers” in the field of School and Education Law.


New York State Bar

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys

New York State Association of School Attorneys

New York State Association of Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs


College of Holy Cross

Villanova University School of Law