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Kristen Kraus graduated magna cum laude from Bowling Green State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. She was awarded her Juris Doctorate cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in May of 2001 and was admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio in November of 2001. In 2002, Ms. Kraus was admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Ms. Kraus is an active member of the Lake County Bar Association. She served as chairperson for the Lake County Bar Association Settlement Week program where she organized dozens of volunteer mediators in an effort to assist the Lake County Court of Common Pleas in reaching out-of-court settlements. She served in this capacity from 2006-2009. Ms Kraus continues to serve as a mediator for the Lake County Court of Common Pleas Mediation Program. She also a member of the Ohio Association for Justice.
Ms. Kraus has extensive experience in handling civil jury trials. She has litigated cases in nearly every county in Northeast Ohio. Her current practice is primarily focused in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation and employment law.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Rising Star||2015|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Associate||Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Partner in Justice, Legal Aid Ambassador –||Legal Aid Society||2015 - Present|
|Lake County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Lake County Bar Association Settlement Week||Chairman||2006 - 2009|
|Ohio Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Lake County Court of Common Pleas Mediation Program||Mediator||N/A|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Bowling Green State University||Journalism, Magna Cum Laude||N/A||1997|
|Complex Workers’ Compensation Issues||Medical Issues||2012|