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George Nicholas Wukovich

George Nicholas Wukovich

Practice areas:

Litigation, Workers Compensation, General Practice, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

About Me

               Attorney George N. Wukovich is licensed to practice before all Federal and State courts and agencies exercising jurisdiction within the State of Ohio. Since 1985, he has been in private practice and successfully represents the interests of individuals, families and small businesses in the broad and complicated areas of: Civil, Criminal and Appellate Litigation; Administrative Law; Commercial and Residential Real Estate; Business Planning; and, Estate Planning and Probate; as a small firm litigation associate (1985-1997) and as a sole practitioner in personal and commercial trial practice (1997-present).


            In addition to his legal practice, Grand Master Wukovich currently serves as Director and Past President of the United States Taekwondo Won (USTW), an Ohio Not for Profit corporation and 501(c)(3) Public Charity (go to www.ustw.org). He has merged his skills as an Attorney and as a Grand Master Instructor, by: helping to develop and preserve a “blended” program of traditional martial arts training systems (Taekwondo, Judo & Hapkido) known as the United Martial Arts Black Belt Association (UMBA) founded by the late Grand Master Kim Myung Hwan; and, founding a “traditional” program of martial arts teaching and marketing systems, known as the Korean Martial Arts Society (KMAS), through which several affiliated schools now operate.  In 2002, Grand Master Wukovich designed the USTW Instructor’s Certification Seminar program protocols, after which he was appointed to serve as USTW National Legal Counsel. In 2003, he was appointed to serve as the National Program Director for the 1st USTW Instructor’s Certification Seminar. In 2004, the Honorable Bob Wise, then Governor of the State of West Virginia, presented Grand Master Wukovich with a Certificate of Recognition for his outstanding dedication and service to the USTW, after which Grand Master Wukovich was appointed to serve as the USTW National Event Coordinator. 


                 In 2005, Grand Master Wukovich was appointed to serve as Chair of the USTW Instructor Certification Committee. In 2006, he was elected to serve the USTW as a corporate Director and Vice President. He was also appointed to serve as the National Program Director for the 4th  USTW Instructor’s Certification Seminar after which USTW President Sok Ho Kang presented Grand Master Wukovich with a Certificate of Recognition for his outstanding dedication and service to the USTW. In 2007, Grand Master Wukovich was elected to serve the USTW as a corporate Director and President. In 2009, in addition to serving as a USTW Director and Past President, he was appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the USTW Supreme Promotion Board and elected to serve as Chair of the USTW Nominations and Elections Committee. On November 14, 2014, Grand Master Wukovich was test-graded and certified as an Eighth Degree (8th Dan) Black Belt and Grand Master Instructor by the USTW. He continues to serve as: Chair of the USTW Nominations and Elections Committee; a USTW Director; and, USTW Past President. Grand Master Wukovich also serves as Chair of the USTW Supreme Promotion Board and is a member of several other USTW standing committees.


 


            In 1985, Grand Master Wukovich graduated from the Case Western Reserve School of Law. During his Law School years, Grand Master Wukovich engaged in professional work experience, including: Legal Intern; Rental Agent and Custodian; and, Legal Instrument Locator and Corporate Researcher. In 1982, Grand Master Wukovich graduated, cum laude, from Miami University of Ohio. 1979, while attending Miami University, he founded the first UMBA-KMAS program as a UMBA First Degree  (1st Dan) Black Belt Instructor. During his undergraduate years, his work experience included: Resident Assistant and Student Assistant for the Office of Residence Life of Miami University; Intake Officer Internship with the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court; Machinist with the International Machinists and Aeronautical Workers Union (IMAWU); and, Laborer for a bricklayer and cement finisher. In 1977, Grand Master Wukovich graduated from North Olmsted Senior High School as: the Top Scholar; the Salutatorian; the Year Book Editor; and, having been voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by his Senior Class. Grand Master Wukovich is also currently a member of: Phi Beta Kappa; Psi Chi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma; the International Thespian Society; and, the National Eagle Scout Association. In 1975, while in High School, Grand Master Wukovich began the first 25 years of his martial arts training under the UMBA system Founder and Grand Master Kim Myung Hwan, who died in 2000. Grand Master Wukovich now lives with his wife, Cheryl, and their family, in North Olmsted, Ohio.   


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Workers Compensation: 25%
  3. General Practice: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 15%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-350/hour), Contingent (33-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

George N. Wukovich, Esq.

24130 Salzburg Circle
North Olmsted, OH, 44070

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive198507/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationSok Ho Kang, President of the United States Taekwondo Won, Inc.2006
Certificate of RecognitionBob Wise, Governor of the State of West Virginia2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
CLE Author and PresenterNational Business Institute2004 - 2004
Staff AttorneyCorsaro & Associates Co., LPA2003 - 2004
National Legal CounselUnited States Taekwondo Won, Inc.2002 - 2006
Founding Member and Legal CounselEmployees in Action, Ltd.1999 - Present
Sole ProprietorGeorge N. Wukovich, Esq.1997 - Present
Senior Litigation AssociateJulian Kahan & Associates Co., LPA1986 - 1997
Litigation AssociateJ. Norman Stark Co., LPA1985 - 1986
Senior Legal InternSilver & Associates1985 - 1985
Legal InternWeaver, Kolick, Georgeadis & Ernewein Co., LPA1984 - 1985
Rental Agent/CustodianVast Investment Co., Inc.1982 - 1985
Founder and Kwan Jang NimKorean Martial Arts Society-U.M.B.A.1979 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
West Shore Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
United States Taekwondo Won, Inc.Director and Past President2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial LawyersMember1985 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
Tau Epsilon Rho Legal SocietyMember1982 - Present
Korean Martial Arts SocietyFounder and General Director1979 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Client Z v. BuyerSettled and Dismissed, with prejudice.
Client C dba WC, Inc.: BL, Inc.; SMB Restaurant, etc.Dismissed after Opening & Voluntary Dismissal
Client T dba LDV Restaurant v. Landlord, etc.Settlement Enforced with Receiverships

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
"Manual on Federal Taxation for Charities Serving the Elderly", Andrew J. Oliver (May, 2007), at pages 59, 70, 72, 84, 88-91, and 94-95.Balancing Private Inurement Against The Needs for Executive Compensation2007
Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in OhioBalancing Private Inurement Against the Needs for Executive Compensation2004
Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in OhioTax Exempt Entities and Trusts In Estate Planning2004
Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in OhioIRS and State Considerations2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1985
Miami University of OhioAdvanced Clinical Psychology, Criminology and Pre-LawBachelor of Arts (cum laude)1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2008 Annual MeetingPresident's Welcoming Address and USTW Corporate Governance & Operations2008
United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2007 Annual MeetingVice President's Welcoming Address and The Law of Taekwondo2007
United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2006 Instructor Certification SeminarInstructor Certification Committee Chair's Welcoming Address and USTW Corporate Governance & Operations2006
United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2005 Instructor Certification SeminarInstructor Certification Committee Chair's Welcoming Address and The Law of Taekwondo2005
United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2004 Instructor Certification SeminarNational Events Coordinator's Welcoming Address2004
United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2003 Instructor Certification SeminarSeminar Program Director's Welcoming Address2003
United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2002 Annual MeetingDo Jang Liability Seminar2002