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Attorney Susan Petro

Managing Partner

A founding partner and current Managing Partner of the firm, Ms. Petro focuses on personal injury litigation and has more than 35 years of experience. She is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.  She is a former President of the Atlantic County Bar Association and served nine years as a master in the Vincent S. Haneman America Inn of Court.

Ms. Petro has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and received her law degree at Rutgers University School of Law. Ms. Petro is a Phi Beta Kappa and has served on numerous boards and committees during her legal tenure.

  • Member of New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, 2000 to 2008
  • Member, NJ State Bar Association, 1985-present
  • Member Atlantic County Bar Association, 1987-present/President, 1998-1999/Board of Directors, 1993-1997
  • Member of Judicial Selection Committee of Atlantic County Bar Association, 1995-2000
  • Barrister with Vincent S. Haneman Inn of Court, 1995 -2003/Executive Board Counselor, 2002-2003
  • Named “Best of The (Atlantic City) Press” Attorney, 2007
  • Galloway Township Education Foundation, Board Member/Immediate Past President, 2019 to 2023/Vice President, 2024-present

Susan and her husband, Frank, are longtime residents of Galloway Township and have two grown children. Susan enjoys working out, shopping, and traveling with her family. As an education advocate, Susan has been a longtime supporter of the Galloway Township elementary and middle schools, and Absegami High School. She is the Immediate Past President of the Galloway Education Foundation (2019 to 2023) and currently serves as Vice President.

For more information on personal injury, or to set up a free consultation, contact Ms. Petro at (888) 675-7607.

Here are some excerpts from client testimonials about Susan Petro.  To read the full testimonial, click on any of the “Read more” links below.

Words cannot express how grateful I am for the services of Susan Petro. She handled my case so professionally and quickly.

Read More Paula C.

Wow! What an exceptional team.

Read More AMANDA T.

Hi, my name is Craig. In 2018, I was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.

Read More CRAIG K.

Brenda: Hi, my name is Brenda and I’m a fortunate individual to be represented by Susan Petro. She is the absolute best.

Read More BRENDA L.

Thank you, Susan Petro, for handling my personal injury case. I want you to know how grateful I am for your kindness, dedication, and persistence on my behalf.

Read More JOYCE L.

At the worst time in our life, Susan walked into our home and told us not to worry. She went to work and within eight months got us a great settlement.

Read More META and CLIFF S.

A year ago, I had a nasty fall made all the more traumatic because I was holding my 10 month old grandson at the time. We were referred to Susan Petro.

Read More KATHY B.

I am grateful to have worked with Susan Petro and her staff recently to settle a claim. Their professionalism and attention to detail forced a quick settlement with very little effort or pressure on my part.

Read More TAMMY R.

In June of 2020, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident which resulted in my car being totaled and injuries that lead into multiple surgeries. Susan Petro was referred to me from a friend and I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am for her assistance both professionally and personally throughout this entire process.

Read More RANDI H.

I was referred by a good friend to Susan Petro after a terrible accident that happened in November 2020. My left leg was badly injured after being hit by a speeding car while riding a bike.

Read More GINA G.

After being injured in an auto accident I contacted Petro Cohen and quickly received a return call from Susan Petro. Through every stage, I was kept informed of the progress of my case and had one-on-one personal contact directly with Susan.


When you are injured in an accident, you don’t know where to turn. We looked on the Internet and we seen found Susan Petro.


I have just experienced my first time working with a lawyer because of my unfortunate personal injury. Susan Petro responded immediately to my husband’s phone call regarding the case.

Read More JOAN G.

The day we signed an agreement with Petro Cohen turned into one great decision with satisfaction. “If someone would be in need of a personal injury lawyer, I would tell them to look no further.

Read More DAVID G.

I had a fall in a shopping center where I was injured and couldn’t go to the gym anymore, among other things. A friend at the gym suggested I talk to Susan.

Read More PHYLLIS Z.

I was referred by my best friend to meet with Susan Petro after a very small car accident that happened during the holidays. This was the first time I hired a lawyer and it couldn’t have been more easy as I called in and was quickly asked to come in.

Read More DAVID D.

On November 4, 2017, I was a passenger in an auto accident as a result of the other driver being drunk. I suffered serious injuries including a concussion, eye injury, neck, and back injury.

Read More LORETTA E.

I am beyond grateful for what Susan Petro has done for me. I was in a major accident in 2004 and again in 2016.


I was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash on 12/24/2016. After a few weeks with treatment, I decided to obtain an attorney due to my injuries.

Read More DUSTIN C.

My accident was a terrible experience, but Susan Petro made it as wonderful as she could by making the process as seamless and stress-free as possible. I was injured at a gym and knew right away something was seriously wrong.

Read More DANA C.

When I was seriously injured in a car accident, I had heard of Petro Cohen and seen their billboards, and was also referred to Susan Petro by a friend. After my experience, I would absolutely recommend Susan and her law firm.

Read More NICOLE S.

On May 21, 2013, I was involved in a car accident, when another car “t-boned” my car on the driver’s side. The accident was deemed the other driver’s fault.

Read More PENNY L.

My experience with Petro Cohen was just fabulous. Not a blip in the entire process.

Read More MARIAN G.

In 2008, an unlicensed driver who was operating his parents’ vehicle broadsided me.  The day after the accident, I had some neck issues and thought it might be whiplash, so I went to a chiropractor and learned it was much more serious.

Read More JOANN D.

During a time of my life after a car accident, I was really so naive about just how physically hurt I really was. I was the kind who avoided doctors.

Read More DIANE T.
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