Kristen M. Kraus

Lake County Court

About 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.Kristen joined Dworken & Bernstein upon graduation from law school in 2001. Since joining the firm, she has been representing victims of personal injury, as well as those injured in workplace accidents. A significant portion 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.The remainder 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.


Work experience

Lake County Court
Common Pleas Mediation Program | 2021 - Present


Cleveland State University
J.D. | 2001 - Present


Alumni Hall of Fame
Lakeland Community College | 2015


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