Attorney Kristen M. Kraus

Kristen Kraus


Kristen M. Kraus

Call: 440-946-7656

Email: [email protected]

Kristen M. Kraus

Kristen M. Kraus has extensive experience in handling civil jury trials in both state and federal court. She has litigated cases in nearly every county in Northeast Ohio, as well as the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of Ohio.

A significant portion of Kristen’s practice is focused in the area of labor and employment litigation where
she handles a variety of matters including age, race and gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual harassment claims, retaliation claims, whistleblower claims, breach of contract claims and
unemployment claims, as well as reviewing and negotiating non-compete agreements, severance agreements and employment contracts.

The remainder of her current practice is devoted to representing injured workers in workers’ compensation matters both at the Industrial Commission of Ohio and at the trial court level.

Kristen is also a Contributing Editor to Attorney At Law Magazine with featured articles on Employment
Law. Read her articles by clicking here.

Published Blogs & Articles

Kristen Kraus : Every Case. Every Client.
Age Discrimination in Federal and Ohio Employment Law
Employment Law – Overtime Compensation
Employment Law Overview


On a Personal Note:

Kristen’s interest in the law began shortly after she graduated high school when she enrolled in the Paralegal Program at Lakeland Community College. She subsequently earned her Associate’s Degree
from Lakeland where she graduated magna cum laude and then her Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University where she also graduated magna cum laude. Always striving to achieve more, Kristen pursued her J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where she worked part-time to put herself through law school.

All of Kristen’s free time is spent her with her husband, her twins and her golden retriever, Edison.


Areas of Practice:

Education & Admissions:

Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001
Ohio, 2001
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2022

Associations & Memberships:

Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
The Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court
Lake County Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association for Justice

Leadership & Honors:

Lake County Bar Association Settlement Week Chairman 2006-2009
Partner in Justice, Legal Aid Ambassador – Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, 2015-Present
St. Noel Endowment Fund Committee, Secretary, 2017-Present
University Hospital’s Geauga Hospital Leadership Council, 2016-Present
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Lakeland Community College Alumni Hall of Fame, 2015
Martindale Hubbell AV-Rated
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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