Betsy Rader


  • Yale Law School, J.D. 1986
  • The Ohio State University, B.A. 1982, summa cum laude, with honors and with distinction
  • George Washington University, graduate certification in Health Care Corporate Compliance, 2014
  • ORISE Fellow, Innovation Center, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 2014-15
  • Admitted to the Bars of The Ohio Supreme Court, The United States Supreme Court, The Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Of Counsel, Thorman Petrov Group - employment lawyers
  • Senior Counsel,  Cleveland Clinic, chair of Employment and Contracts practice groups 
  • Sr. VP of Human Resources and General Counsel, LOCUM Medical Group
  • Director, CASA for KIDS of Geauga County
  • In-house Counsel, State Industrial Products
  • Associate, LItigation and Employment Law, Squire Sanders & Dempsey
  • Judicial Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Member of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Life Member, 8th District Judicial Conference
  • Guardian ad Litem, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
  • Former Vice-President, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Past Co-Chair, Women in Law Section of the CMBA
  • Board, Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board, Near West Theatre
  • Former Commissioner, Russell Citizens' Park Board
  • Past President, Northeast Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel