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Susan Alexander Ott, Esq – Of Council – Owen & Conley

Susan Alexander Ott, Esq.

Of Counsel, Susan A. Ott, has a strong background as a former hospital administrator and nonprofit executive in western Pennsylvania. Ms. Ott has served as President of a hospital system foundation and research institute, as Executive Director of both regional and national nonprofit organizations and as President of her own management consulting company. She is a recognized expert in the areas of grantsmanship, charitable resource development and strategic planning, especially as it relates to healthcare and medical research.

Having spent several years at UPMC as a patient advocate, legal intern and as attorney in both the corporate legal and physician services divisions, she now concentrates her legal practice in health law, nonprofit organizations, business law and estates – trusts.

Ms. Ott has legal experience in physician contracting, medical practice sales, credentialing, business transactions, tax exempt issues, conflict of interest management, accreditation, regulatory and academic medical matters, governance, corporate mergers, acquisitions and affiliations.

A speaker and published author on various healthcare and nonprofit law subjects, she has won recognition from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for her paper on the legalities involved in electronic medical records and is a contributing writer for “Jack Owen’s Tax-Exempt Alert”.

Ms. Ott is a periodic guest lecturer on nonprofit law and ethics at the Duquesne University School of Law and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Practice Areas:

Nonprofit Organizations, Business Law, Health Law, Transactions, Estates – Trusts and Estate Administration.


JD -Duquesne University School of Law   2005
MPH -University of Pittsburgh (GSPH)   1976
BS -University of Pittsburgh (CAS)   1975

Admitted to Practice:

Pennsylvania, 2006
U.S. District Court, Western Pennsylvania – 2006

Professional Activities:

Member of the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council
Associate Member of Health Care Council of Western PA
Past President of the ACBA Health Law Section
AccessAbilities, Inc. – Board Member
Lifesteps, Inc. – Development Committee Member
Allegheny County Bar Association –  Past President, Health Law Section
Westmoreland County Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – Pro Bono Attorney