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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, those with wage claims, and those who qualify for an uncontested divorce.


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 :)"




"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" "


"Wooohooo got the determination in the mail and the examiner reversed the original decision and I'm qualified for benefits!!! Thank you so very much Susan, you were of great help preparing me and presenting my case. "


"Thanks so much. I received a letter in the mail yesterday. I truly appreciate all that you have done. This wouldn't have been possible without your help. Now I'm able to breathe.  Once again thank you.  God bless."


"I did receive a decision. We won. Thank you so much. Im in disbelief. I feel like I can breath and do my new job to the fullest. I may call you just to say this in person."


"Thank you so much for your time and for caring and not just treating me like another case. Thank you for the information I appreciate it!"


" While I  have not yet received a letter, my insomnia had its bright side this evening (it’s now nearly 3 am).  I was monitoring my checking account and joyfully noticed a $1575.00 VEC deposit, which I guess means they have approved my benefits, right?  Whew!  I think I will be able to go to sleep now."


" Thank you so much Susan. I really appreciate all your help and patience."


"I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your efforts in representing me in this case. Although I could't have dreamed up a nightmare of these sorts (in the past year), it is still very encouraging to have persons such as yourself that volunteer their time and expertise in cases such as mine. It is people such as you that help to renew my believe in the human spirit. 


Regardless of the outcome, I wanted to take the time right now to say thank you very much.." 


"This is AMAZING news! Could not have done it without you!  I really appreciate all your help."


"Thank you so much!!!  I know it would not have happened without you!!!"


"Thank you again for advising me on my Fact Finding Interview I had for my unemployment.  I had the fact finding interview on Wednesday, February 26. I just received their decision last week. I was found to be qualified for Unemployment.  Thank you again and have a great day! :)"

 "I cannot thank you enough!  Your probono legal advice made all the difference in the world, hence I won the case.  THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!"

 "I have gotten the letter today saying my case got approved since they found I was doing my best and no warning....thank you Susan, I really appreciate your guidance with this matter! It made a world of a difference! Thank you! "



Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 50%
    7 years, 90 cases
  2. Employment: 50%
    7 years, 40 cases



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VAAuthorized to practice law201211/29/2012
NYCurrently registered 200307/11/2016
DCActive 200207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2016
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2015
Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono AwardLegal Services of Northern Virginia2015
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
Who's Who of American WomenMarquis's Who's Who of American WomenN/A
Who's Who in American LawMarquis's Who's Who In American LawN/A
American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in Business Assoc.Lawyers Co-operative Publishing CompanyN/A
Americian Jurisprudence Award in Labor LawLawyers Co-operative Publishing CompanyN/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
Association namePosition nameDuration
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
Federal American Inn of CourtAttorney Member2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
1017XXXFavorable to Claimant
1104XXXFavorable to claimant
1008XXXFavorable to claimant
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionThe Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2016
ABA Labor and Employment Law SectionThe Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement2015
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
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