Suzana Kukovec-Krasnicki

Suzana Kukovec-Krasnicki

Phone: 1-216-771-6500 ext. 141

Fax: 1-216-664-9830

Email: skrasnicki@weinerlaw.com

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Professional Profile:

Education

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio Juris Doctor, December 2000

Mercyhurst College, Erie PA Bachelor of Arts, May 1997

Professional Experience

Keith D. Weiner & Assoc. Co., L.P.A., Cleveland, OH April, 2004 – present. Litigation Attorney – Provides legal advice to in-house collection department, and represents both secured and unsecured creditors in all phases of common pleas and municipal court collection litigation.

Legal Defender’s Office, Akron, OH August, 2001 – April, 2003. Litigation Attorney – Appointed 35 new cases every month. Responsibilities on all of these cases included: client interviews, pretrials, trial preparation, and trials, including bench and jury. Practice is in the area of criminal defense.

Roetzel & Andress, Akron, OH Summer 1999. Summer Associate – Researched and drafted legal memoranda and motions on Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure, environmental law, products liability, insurance related issues, and public law.

Northeast Ohio regional Sewer District, Cleveland, OH June, 1998 – April, 1999. Legal Department – Law Clerk – Researched and drafted legal memoranda on environmental law, bankruptcy law and property law issues and filed court documents.

Licenses

  • State of Ohio (2001)
  • United States District Court, Northern District (2003)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District (2003)
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit (2004)
  • United States District Court, Southern District (2008)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District (2008)

Organizations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Woman’s Bar Association
  • Cleveland State Alumni Association

Our Fees

Our fees are competitive and conform to industry standards. In most instances, the following fee arrangements are available:


1. Collection matters are handled on a contingency fee basis, but an hourly option is available and sometimes requested by clients who hold large balance claims. At a clients’ request, fees for collection matters can be billed on a per item flat fee basis for letters, pleadings, motions, and executions.


2. Uncontested foreclosures and related bankruptcy and eviction matters are most often billed on a flat fee basis according to the Fannie Mae guidelines. Contested matters, and counterclaims, generally require additional flat fee or hourly billing, subject to client approval;


3. Uncontested replevin cases are also handled on a flat fee basis. If the right to recover possession is opposed, the matter is converted to an hourly fee basis, upon client approval;


4. Mechanic’s lien matters are treated the same as replevin cases, unless they involve multiple properties, or otherwise relate to unusual subject matter;


5. Our firm is also pioneering the availability and use of alternative fee arrangements (“AFA’s”) for legal services that have traditionally been billed hourly. The availability of AFA’s is a product of our firm’s ambition to deliver legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and help clients more effectively forecast and contain costs. AFA’s are available for an ever expanding range of matters, including litigation defense, discovery disputes, and appellate practice.

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