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Mr. Kraus graduated from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) in 1981 with a B.A. in Political Science.  He received his law degree in 1984 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Cleveland, Ohio). He practiced law in a small family firm, Kraus & Kraus, from 1984 until 2000. In 2000, Mr. Kraus joined Dworken & Bernstein as an associate attorney and in July 2003, was made a partner in the firm. He is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Florida Bar. Mr. Kraus is also a mediator with the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and the Lake County Common Pleas Court for business cases.  He has over 25 years of experience in the areas of business and real estate transactions, and business and commercial litigation. His business practice is primarily focused on real estate sales and leasing transactions, financings, general corporate matters, and the purchase and sale of closely held businesses. Mr. Kraus has extensive experience in and handles a variety of business litigation matters including arbitrations, bench and jury trials in both state and federal court, and appellate litigation.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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  1. Business: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Real Estate: 33%


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Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.

60 S Park Place
Painesville, OH, 44077

Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.

1468 West. 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH, 44113



FLMember in Good Standing - CLER Exempt198509/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.2000 - Present
PartnerKraus & Kraus1984 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Metro Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Florida Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Cuyahoga County Comnon Pleas CourtMediator - Business casesN/A
Lake County Common Pleas CourtMediator - Business casesN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Previte v. Piunno$210,000.00 reversal of default judgment
Crooks v MillerCourt granted Motion for Directed Verdict
JTO Inc. v State Automobile Insurance Co.Obtained a reversal in the Court of Appeals which held that under appropriate circumstances, damage to real property, even if cassed by improper construction practices, can be an "occurrence" that is covered under the insurance policy.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD1984
Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.Political ScienceBA1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationCommercial Real Estate Seminar2012