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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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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%


Payment types:

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Contact info

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

60 South Park Place
Painesville, OH, 44077

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

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



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Rising Star2015
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateDworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Partner in Justice, Legal Aid Ambassador –Legal Aid Society2015 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Lake County Court of Common Pleas Mediation ProgramMediatorN/A
Lake County Bar Association Settlement WeekChairman2006 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2001
Bowling Green State UniversityJournalism, Magna Cum LaudeN/A1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Complex Workers’ Compensation IssuesMedical Issues2012