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Susan A. Wuchinich

Susan A. Wuchinich

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Employee Benefits

About Me

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....!"


 


"God bless!"


 


"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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Employee Benefits: 50%
    6 years, 90 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%
    6 years, 40 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Rachel S London

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Rachel London Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hovanes Margarian

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law201211/29/2012
NYCurrently registered 200303/13/2015
DCActive 200205/24/2015
PAInactive198808/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono AwardLegal Services of Northern Virginia2015
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2015
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2013
Significant Contribution to Fair Labor Standards Act SupplementThe American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section and BNA Books2010
Americian Jurisprudence Award in Labor LawLawyers Co-operative Publishing CompanyN/A
American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in Business Assoc.Lawyers Co-operative Publishing CompanyN/A
Who's Who in American LawMarquis's Who's Who In American LawN/A
Who's Who of American WomenMarquis's Who's Who of American WomenN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Pro Bono AttorneyLegal Services of Northern Virginia2009 - Present
AttorneyUS Department of Veterans Affairs1992 - 2007
AttorneyUS Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims1990 - 1992
Wage and Hour InvestigatorUS Department of Labor1977 - 1990
Community Organizer/ParalegalVolunteer in Service to America (VISTA)1974 - 1977

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2005 - 2009
National Employment Lawyers AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionAttorney MemberN/A
Phi Delta PhiAttorney MemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
1017XXXFavorable to Claimant
1104XXXFavorable to claimant
1008XXXFavorable to claimant

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionThe Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2014
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionThe Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2011
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionThe Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2010
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionThe Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2009
ABA Labor and Employment Law Sectionhe Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2008
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionThe Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2007
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionThe Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2006

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLitigation and Dispute ResolutionLL.M - Master of Laws with Honors2003
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawN/AJD with Honors1988
Columbia UniversityAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1973