Get to know Betsy! Click on the links below to learn more about where Betsy went to school, her career experience, and how she’s been involved across Northeast Ohio.

Newark Public High School
Attended: 1975 – 1979
Graduated 2nd in class of over 700

The Ohio State University 
Bachelor of Arts
Attended: 1979 – 1982
Summa Cum Laude with distinction in Classics, Honors in the Liberal Arts, National Merit Scholar, Ohio Academic Scholar, Battelle Leaders for Tomorrow Scholar

Yale Law School
Juris Doctor
Attended: 1983 – 1986
Coker Fellow

George Washington University
Graduate certification in Healthcare Corporate Compliance
Attended: 2013 – 2014

Betsy Rader Law LLC
Employment attorney, representing victims of employment discrimination and whistleblowers

Thorman Petrov Group
Employment attorney, representing victims of employment discrimination and whistleblowers, as well as victims of consumer fraud

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
ORISE Fellow at Innovation Center, responsible for designing Accountable Care Organizations, providing high quality care with lower costs, as well as developing analytics for detection of Medicare fraud and abuse

Cleveland Clinic
Senior Counsel, Chair of Employment and Contracts practice groups

LOCUM Medical Group
Sr. VP and General Counsel of national physician staffing company. Head of government services division staffing military bases with physicians

CASA for KIDS of Geauga County
Director of Juvenile Court program providing court advocates for abused and neglected children.

State Industrial Products
In-house counsel

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Associate in litigation and employment departments

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Judicial clerk to Judge Nathaniel Jones


  • Vice-President of Board, Cleveland Legal Aid Society
  • Co-Chair, Women in Law section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Board, Ohio Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Board, Near West Theater
  • Life Member, 8th District Judicial Conference – Executive Committee 2016
  • Member, Chagrin Valley Rotary
  • Member of Cleveland Employment Lawyers’ Association, National Employment Lawyers’ Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association



  • Founder, Friends of CASA for KIDS of Geauga County (now Hope for KIDS Geauga)
  • Volunteer child advocate, CASA for KIDS of Geauga County
  • Russell Zoning Commission member and Vice-Chair
  • Russell Park system, Levy Chair for two levy campaigns
  • Geauga United Way, Board member
  • Geauga Park Foundation, Board member
  • Commissioner, Russell Citizens’ Park Board
  • Planned Parenthood Northeast Ohio Leadership Council
  • Leadership Geauga class of 2004
  • Fairmount Center for the Arts, Board member
  • West Geauga PTO – active volunteer, and worked with the park system to lead the creation of the Land Lab at Westwoods Elementary School, including designing and constructing trail system for use by the children for outdoor education
  • Brownie Troop leader
  • Federated Church, Board of Deacons, Sunday School teacher, Choir member
  • President, Northeast Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel
  • President, Ohio State Alumni Club of Cleveland
  • Board, Ohio State College of Humanities Alumni
  • Trustee, Ohio Women’s Bar Association
  • Volunteer Delivery Person, Meals on Wheels

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P.O. Box 280

Novelty, OH 44072