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 :)"
"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" "
"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! "
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2012||11/29/2012|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2016|
|Top Contributor Award||AVVO||2015|
|Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award||Legal Services of Northern Virginia||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|
|Who's Who of American Women||Marquis's Who's Who of American Women||N/A|
|Who's Who in American Law||Marquis's Who's Who In American Law||N/A|
|American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in Business Assoc.||Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company||N/A|
|Americian Jurisprudence Award in Labor Law||Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company||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|
|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|
|Federal American Inn of Court||Attorney Member||2005 - 2009|
|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||2016|
|ABA Labor and Employment Law Section||The Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplement||2015|
|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|