Ms. Holz Meola heads the Social Security Disability Department at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo and has nearly 30 years of legal experience. In addition to Social Security disability, she handles workers’ compensation claims for the firm.
Ms. Holz Meola graduated cum laude from Mount St. Mary’s College (Emmitsburg, MD) in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science and minoring in business. In 1989, she received a Juris Doctor degree from Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University (Carlisle, PA). As part of her legal education, Ms. Holz Meola assisted in providing free legal services to
victims of domestic abuse at a local legal clinic.
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
“I became an attorney simply because I wanted to help people navigate what can be a very confusing and complex legal system in order to help them protect their rights so that they are not taken advantage of by others who are more familiar with the system.” Ms. Holz Meola’s favorite part of her job is getting to know her clients as individual people and not just as a name on a file, as well as the hugs she often get from clients when their claim is concluded. “That means the world to me.”
When not working, Suzanne enjoys walking the Boardwalk, swimming, reading, and spending time with her family.
Ms. Holz Meola is also active in several legal associations.
Here are excerpts from client testimonials about Suzanne Meola. To read the full testimonial, click on the “Read more” links below.
I call Frank the “brains” of the operation, but I’ve actually worked with Suzanne Holz Meola and Stephen Matarazzo who have the same knowledge and work ethics, returning calls and not leaving you hanging.
The staff that I communicated with at Petro Cohen were all very helpful – one of his [Steve Matarazzo’s] attorneys, Suzanne Holz-Meola, even helped me get (Medicare) disability.
I was impressed as she [Suzanne] handled everything for the SSD claim and got me approved with the first claim submission.
During this very difficult time when I was grieving and totally frustrated, Suzanne was very comforting and calming, and worked hard to get me on the right path.