Based on 34 years of hands-on experience, Ms. Wuchinich has accumulated thorough knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act (i.e. Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Statute), Veterans Benefits, Administrative Law, Appellate Law and Unemployment Compensation. At present, she focuses on the needs of the unemployed and those with wage claims.
She has, through representation and/or advice, helped many claimants win appeals, a sampling of which is contained in her AVVO listing. Here are some comments from her clients:
"SUSAN THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!! We won the appeal! I could not have done it without your help. Ms._____'s written decision was almost like being at the hearing again? verbatim . I believe she had her mind made up before we left the hearing. I am well pleased, once again, with the outcome. I am seriously looking into becoming a paralegal. Who knows where that may take me :)"
"BLESS YOU! BLESS YOU! BLESS YOU....!"
"Thank you, Ms. Susan, I couldn't have done it without ya"
"Your quick read on the matters we discussed has been a great comfort to me!"
" Received the decision yesterday - a resounding finding in our favor. I wanted to thank you for your help, especially since it was done without pay. I very much appreciate your care and concern - I couldn't have done it without you."
"I cannot find the words to express my gratitude.I didn't think good people still existed in this gungle of a world.I know now that I won knowing someone with a big heart like yours and it means a lot to me..."
"You were outstanding"
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2012||11/29/2012|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award||Legal Services of Northern Virginia||2015|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2015|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2014|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2013|
|Significant Contribution to Fair Labor Standards Act Supplement||The American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section and BNA Books||2010|
|Americian Jurisprudence Award in Labor Law||Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company||N/A|
|American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in Business Assoc.||Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company||N/A|
|Who's Who in American Law||Marquis's Who's Who In American Law||N/A|
|Who's Who of American Women||Marquis's Who's Who of American Women||N/A|
|Pro Bono Attorney||Legal Services of Northern Virginia||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||US Department of Veterans Affairs||1992 - 2007|
|Attorney||US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims||1990 - 1992|
|Wage and Hour Investigator||US Department of Labor||1977 - 1990|
|Community Organizer/Paralegal||Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA)||1974 - 1977|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal American Inn of Court||Attorney Member||2005 - 2009|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Attorney Member||N/A|
|Phi Delta Phi||Attorney Member||N/A|
|1017XXX||Favorable to Claimant|
|1104XXX||Favorable to claimant|
|1008XXX||Favorable to claimant|
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|ABA Labor and Employment Law Section||The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement||2014|
|ABA Labor and Employment Law Section||The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement||2011|
|ABA Labor and Employment Law Section||The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement||2010|
|ABA Labor and Employment Law Section||The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement||2009|
|ABA Labor and Employment Law Section||he Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement||2008|
|ABA Labor and Employment Law Section||The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement||2007|
|ABA Labor and Employment Law Section||The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement||2006|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Litigation and Dispute Resolution||LL.M - Master of Laws with Honors||2003|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||N/A||JD with Honors||1988|
|Columbia University||Anthropology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|