Susan Petro
"In litigation, you don’t get a second chance."

Susan Petro

Susan Petro



Personal Injury

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, Current President

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 currently serves as the president of the Galloway Education Foundation.

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.

Amazing job and much appreciated! 10 out of 10!!

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Amanda T.

I’m a fortunate individual to be represented by Susan Petro. She is the absolute best.

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Brenda L.

We got a lot of respect for this company and we’re very happy with the settlement.

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Bob and Rosina D.

I want you to know how grateful I am for your kindness, dedication, and persistence on my behalf.
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Joyce L.

At the worst time in our life, Susan walked into our home and told us not to worry.
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 Meta and Cliff S.

We were referred to Susan Petro…I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer during this difficult time.
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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.
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Tammi R.

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.
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Randi H.

I knew then that this firm was one of the best in the industry but now I see why, having worked with Susan directly. I couldn’t have picked a better lawyer.
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Gina G.

The personal service you will receive from this law firm, and Susan Petro and Nancy Gallo in particular, is A+ and I recommend them to anyone who is injured in an accident or has any other injury claim.
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Christina S.

From the first meeting with Susan [Petro], she showed her concern for Carolyn’s well-being first. We let Susan handle the whole case, knowing Susan would do her best for us.
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Charlie and Carolyn O.

Not knowing where to turn, I made several phone calls and was immediately put at ease after speaking to Susan Petro.
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JoAnne B.

I would highly recommend Susan and her firm.
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Joan G.

The day we signed an agreement with Petro Cohen turned into one great decision with satisfaction. Susan Petro represented the firm and exhibited supreme professionalism while always staying on top of our case.
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David G.

Susan never gave up on me. I appreciated her perseverance – both with me and the case.
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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.
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David D.

I would like to thank Susan and the team for their hard work and time they put in for my mother’s injury case.
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Maria and Karen O.

I will always be grateful for her [Susan Petro’s] expertise and help during a crucial time.
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Loretta E.

Susan has gone above and beyond for me, helped me, checked up on me, kept me informed, and, above all, she genuinely cared about what this accident did to my life and truly wanted to help.
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Michelle D.

Susan is honestly the best lawyer I have met and will fight for her clients…
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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.
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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.
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Nicole S.

Susan Petro represented me and got a good settlement for me…she was professional, courteous, informative, and made me feel very comfortable.
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Joseph C.

After working with the lawyers and staff at Petro Cohen, my husband and I feel that they are genuinely devoted and exceptional at what they do!
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Teresa C.

Susan was wonderful – guiding me through the process step-by-step. On a scale of one to 10, there is no question that Susan is a 10!
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Bill D.

From the beginning, Susan Petro and Frank Petro were top-notch.
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Amy S.

As an Emergency Room Nurse for 28 years, I appreciate people that know what they are doing and get the job done quickly.  And that’s what I got when I reached out to Petro Cohen…
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Ursula T.

It was such a stressful time for me and my family – I had heard from friends and my sister that Petro Cohen law firm had the best lawyers and they were right!
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Jacqueline C.

The way my case was handled was of the utmost caliber!…I am now six-months out from surgery and I feel great. I have my life back!
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Penny L.

I am one of those people that had never even been in a lawyer’s office my entire life, but when I got hurt at work, I found myself in need of legal assistance and, boy, am I grateful that I found the Petro Cohen law firm!
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Rita M.

From my first meeting with Petro Cohen, I felt very connected and knew I was in good hands.
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Myron C.

The healing process for both accidents; were very long and painful, but made easier by Susan’s caring and guidance.  Even when I was unsure of the prognoses, Susan was there every step of the way encouraging me and motivating me.
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Carrie G.

I was relatively new to the area so it was so helpful to find someone like Susan who was so well-connected and respected.  My settlement was much more than I expected. I have already referred a friend to Susan and she was also very happy with her outcome.
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Marian G.

From the very beginning, I received OUTSTANDING legal advice from Susan Petro.
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Joann D.

Susan Petro became a beacon of light at the end of my arduous tunnel.
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Diane T.


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