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George Nicholas Wukovich

Litigation Attorney at North Olmsted, OH

4.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About George

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               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 ). 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.   

 

Location

George N. Wukovich, Esq.
24130 Salzburg Circle
North Olmsted, OH, 44070

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Posted by Kevin | April 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable; put my mind at ease
I found attorney Wukovich through the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association lawyer referral service. He was exactly what I was looking for. He put my mind at ease about the matter I consulted him for. He really knows his stuff, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to others.
Posted by Lana | December 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful, thorough, yet consise
Helped immensely in identifying what we were dealing with in our former duplicitous attorney. He responded quickly and professionally. I can't thank him enough.
Posted by BD | February 13, 2014
Absolutely outstanding attorney
George is an absolutely outstanding attorney. From my initial call to George I was able to determine quickly that George was sharp and knowledgeable. I became more and more impressed during our meetings. He was able to address any question I had no matter how simple or complex. He would explain the law and my options in ways that anyone could understand. I can tell you George is very detail oriented, addressing every aspect of my case. He is also honest and forthcoming, telling us how it is no matter how easy or difficult it is to hear. He tells it like it is. He is a true professional and we felt we could always reach him when we needed his help. George is an excellent, excellent attorney and I highly recommend him. I have worked with 2 area attorneys before working with George.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2009
Workers' Compensation recommendation
George is an excellent attorney. He is very thorough and effective. He is a pleasure to work with as I know I can depend on him to find every possible angle for defense in our files and he consistently achieves good results.
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2009
Recommendation for George Wukovich
"In my capacity as a Master Instructor and member of the Board of Directors of the United States Tae Kwon Do Won, I have worked with Mr. Wukovich on numerous Tae Kwon Do projects and observed his work as Legal Counsel. He is extremely thorough and detail oriented. When he commits to a project he always does his best. In addition, I have found him to be a caring person who is concerned about his community and the future of our young people. I am pleased to be able to call him a friend."
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2009
A Good Attorney
I have known George for over 25 years and our company has utilized his services for approximately 4-5 years. His expertise as well as his flexability in working within our system has been a valuable service.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Didn’t want t to work with me but wise
Smart guy just not really trying to hear me or my case. I wanted to hire him he turned me down very odd conversation. Asking me if the court prosecuted a girl who made false claims. If your a lighter skin tone he might work great for you.
Posted by Shamed | February 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rude tone but knowledgeable nonetheless
This man is knowledgable and to the point but considering I am in the process of comparing lawyers and 3 others think I have a case he was very very quick to judge and determine he did not want to work with me. He interrupted me when I was trying to tell the entire story (which 2 of the other lawyers didnt think I had a case until I finished explaining everything) and that honestly stuck me as beyond unprofessional as he told me that I was interrupting him when I was simply trying to tell him the actual fact then he would say something in a very demeaning tone and as a man who doesnt trust men typically he reminded me very much of the step father who beat me so I cannot honestly tell you guys if he is a good lawyer. It was beyond clear that when I shared something that is public record with him that he immediately changed the tone of his voice, seemed to become smug and I felt I spent more time fearing what I thought when hearing that tone in every sentence than I spent going over everything that happened and a large corporation worth billions of dollars most certainly has all the documentation he claimed I should have. Had he spoke with me the entire time the way he sounded the first few minutes of the call this would be a much different review. I suggest if you have ever been through recovery do not even bother speaking to this man. Very unprofessional and doesnt know the money he lost. There was even a point I made it pretty clear cost wasn't an issue, but principal was. He was more worried about how much time was left on the call than the fact I feel so strongly about the issues that clearly I am going to hire an attorney. Although not all were addressed about 70% were. Call it weak if you want but someone fatherless that doesnt have good experiences with men generally and tried to make that very clear as early on as possible which generally people pick up on and avoid such harsh tones. I even used a hate slur that people are fired for saying while quoting someone and the man's reply was "so what" As an attorney I cannot give an opinion but as a person I can tell you this is a very rude and unprofessional man whom expects you to share his VIEWS not the law. Clearly this man lost money here as i did not decide to continue the call and hung up the moment he didnt even ask if I wanted to pay to continue talking. If your a 'man's man' and wish we still lived in the 50s and equal rights werent a protected class than I assure you this is your man! If you want to be treated with dignity and not cut off interrupted and made feel small and insulted than I suggest looking elsewhere. This is the first time I've left a review for an attorney and it's funny to me that 4 defamation lawyers are interested in my case but 2ithin I'd say 4 min after I mentioned recovery it was clear he wasnt looking for a client he was looking to shame me and ensure he wouldnt have to speak with someone who is I'm recovery (again of course you shop around attorneys as with anything in life or else you never save money)
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member and Legal Counsel
  • Employees in Action, Ltd.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Sole Proprietor
  • George N. Wukovich, Esq.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Founder and Kwan Jang Nim
  • Korean Martial Arts Society-U.M.B.A.
  • 1979 - Present
  • CLE Author and Presenter
  • National Business Institute
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Staff Attorney
  • Corsaro & Associates Co., LPA
  • 2003 - 2004
  • National Legal Counsel
  • United States Taekwondo Won, Inc.
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Senior Litigation Associate
  • Julian Kahan & Associates Co., LPA
  • 1986 - 1997
  • Litigation Associate
  • J. Norman Stark Co., LPA
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Senior Legal Intern
  • Silver & Associates
  • 1985 - 1985
  • Legal Intern
  • Weaver, Kolick, Georgeadis & Ernewein Co., LPA
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Rental Agent/Custodian
  • Vast Investment Co., Inc.
  • 1982 - 1985
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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. Department of Justice v. Client S
  • Plea Bargain
  • Client M v. Daughter & Attorney in Fact, et al
  • Jury Verdict for Client M
  • Client C dba WC, Inc.: BL, Inc.; SMB Restaurant, etc.
  • Dismissed after Opening & Voluntary Dismissal
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Associations

  • West Shore Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Taekwondo Won, Inc.
  • Director and Past President
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Tau Epsilon Rho Legal Society
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Korean Martial Arts Society
  • Founder and General Director
  • 1979 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Sok Ho Kang, President of the United States Taekwondo Won, Inc.
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Bob Wise, Governor of the State of West Virginia
  • 2004

Publications

  • Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in Ohio
  • Tax Exempt Entities and Trusts In Estate Planning
  • 2004
  • Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in Ohio
  • IRS and State Considerations
  • 2004
  • Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in Ohio
  • Balancing Private Inurement Against the Needs for Executive Compensation
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2008 Annual Meeting
  • President's Welcoming Address and USTW Corporate Governance & Operations
  • 2008
  • United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2007 Annual Meeting
  • Vice President's Welcoming Address and The Law of Taekwondo
  • 2007
  • United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2006 Instructor Certification Seminar
  • Instructor Certification Committee Chair's Welcoming Address and USTW Corporate Governance & Operations
  • 2006
  • United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2005 Instructor Certification Seminar
  • Instructor Certification Committee Chair's Welcoming Address and The Law of Taekwondo
  • 2005
  • United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2004 Instructor Certification Seminar
  • National Events Coordinator's Welcoming Address
  • 2004
  • United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2003 Instructor Certification Seminar
  • Seminar Program Director's Welcoming Address
  • 2003
  • United States Taekwondo Won, Inc., 2002 Annual Meeting
  • Do Jang Liability Seminar
  • 2002
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General practice Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Wukovich as a valuable member our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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