OUR TEAM

From representing individuals involved in misconduct and Title IX matters to advocating for students with special education needs and those with autism or mental health issues facing criminal charges, our nationally renowned practice has earned a reputation for success. Together, we have represented students and faculty at more than 90 colleges and universities across the country.

OUR TEAM

From representing individuals involved in misconduct and Title IX matters to advocating for students with special education needs and those with autism or mental health issues facing criminal charges, our nationally renowned practice has earned a reputation for success. Together, we have represented students and faculty at more than 90 colleges and universities across the country.

Susan Stone

SUSAN C. STONE | Partner

SCS@KJK.COM | (216) 736.7220

Susan is co-chair of KJK’s Student & Athlete Defense Practice Group. Recognizing the need for legal services dedicated to protecting students, professors and individuals with disabilities, Susan handles matters ranging from special education issues to student disciplinary matters and Title IX investigations. She also protects graduate students, professors and scientists facing allegations of research misconduct and scientific fraud.

Kristina Supler, Partner

Kristina W. Supler | Partner

KWS@KJK.COM | (216) 736.7217

As co-chair of KJK’s Student & Athlete Defense Practice Group, Kristina has developed a sophisticated federal and state practice with a particular focus on technology and internet-based offenses. Kristina is widely regarded for her work protecting high ranking professionals whose careers have been threatened by allegations of sexual assault. Kristina is also co-chair of KJK’s Criminal Defense Practice Group.

Kirsten Mooney, Associate

Kirsten B. Mooney | Associate

KBM@KJK.COM | (216) 736.7239

Kirsten plays an integral role in KJK’s Student & Athlete Defense team, with experience in a wide range of matters involving special education, as well as campus misconduct and Title IX investigations.

Melissa Yasinow, Associate

Melissa A. Yasinow | Associate

MAW@KJK.COM | (216) 736.7205

Melissa is experienced in handling a wide range of matters involving campus misconduct and Title IX investigations. She also advocates for those with mental health issues and Autism, particularly when they face student disciplinary matters. Additionally, Melissa handles student matters involving hazing, bullying and social media.

Dayna Hloska, Paralegal

Dayna M Hloska | Title IX Advocate | Paralegal

DMH@KJK.COM | (216) 736.7236

Dayna focuses on higher education, including Title IX, campus misconduct and other disciplinary matters. She provides advocacy and support for students involved in proceedings related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct primarily in Title IX proceedings.

Kristina Supler, Partner

Corrina A. Pysa | Director of Communications

CAP@KJK.COM | (216) 736.7281

Corrina brings more than a decade of media and communications experience to the KJK team, having worked as a news anchor and reporter for ABC, CBS and FOX stations across the country. A two-time Emmy winning journalist, Corrina understands the intricacies of navigating the media and provides invaluable assistance to clients in crisis who find their reputations on the line through the firm’s Reputation Management practice.

Kyle Stroup, Associate

Kyle D. Stroup | Associate

KDS@KJK.COM | (216) 736.7231

Kyle brings unique skills and experience to the Student & Athlete Defense team, assisting with collegiate athletics transfers and issues. As a valuable member of the Reputation Management group, Kyle supports clients in crisis and navigates the removal of unwanted posts online.
Alexis Preskar

Alexis V. Preskar | Associate

AVP@KJK.COM | (614) 427.5748

Alexis combines the best of her journalism background and legal training to bring clients efficient and excellent advocacy. She brings passion and valuable experience to the team, working closely on Title IX and related matters.

Lyndsay Ross

Lyndsay M. Ross | Associate

LMR@KJK.COM | (216) 736.7201

Lyndsay provides strategic support to the Student & Athlete Defense team and specifically focuses on the university-student relationship, including Title IX issues, due process matters and other related aspects.

 

Davida Amkraut, Independent Consultant

Davida Amkraut | Independant College Consultant

DAmkraut@KJK.COM | (216) 696.8700

Davida serves as the saving grace for students and families in crisis who are navigating the complex college application process. Whether a student finds themselves in trouble and is applying to college for the first time, or is transitioning from one university to another due to a Title IX or other university-related misconduct claim, Davida helps young adults shape their stories so that they gain acceptance into college.

Vivian Garfunkel, Independent Consultant

Vivian Garfunkel | Independant Special Education Consultant

VGarfunkel@KJK.com | (216) 696.8700

Vivian brings extensive experience to the Student & Athlete Defense team, having worked in education for more than 35 years. She is regularly called upon by teachers, special education leaders, therapists, behavioral consultants and school administrators to assist in professional development and establishing effective intervention programs according to state and federal grant regulations.