Susan Paczak


Susan Paczak is a partner at Abes Baumann who has more than 30 years of experience in Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, and Veterans’ Benefits.

Susan is a 1980 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. In 1989, she earned her J.D. from Duquesne University, graduating Cum Laude. In law school, she was an associate editor of the Duquesne Law Review. Prior to and during law school, she worked as a paralegal and a law clerk at Abes Baumann, applying what she learned in the classroom to the real world.

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Member
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Council Member, 2011-2014
Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, Member
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, Sustaining Member
National Organization of Veterans Benefits, Sustaining Member
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation Section
Allegheny County Bar Association, Social Security Practitioners’ Committee

Practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Elder Law: Obtaining Veterans’ Benefits and Funding Long-term Care, National Business Institute

Pennsylvania, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, 1990
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1989

Duquesne University
J.D., 1989
Cum Laude

Duquesne Law Review
Member, 1987-1989

Duquesne Law Review
Editor, 1988-1989

University of Pittsburgh
B.A.S.W., 1980
Magna Cum Laude


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