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Kristina W. Supler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP
One Cleveland Center, 29th Floor, 1375 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114-1793
Phone: 216-696-8700
Fax: 216-621-6536
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2016, 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Ohio Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Schools & Education (30%), Civil Litigation: Defense (30%), Criminal Defense (20%), Civil Rights (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kristina is a partner with Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, LLP in Cleveland, OH. She co-chairs the firm’s Student & Athlete Defense Group, as well as the Criminal, Cyber and White Collar Practice Group. Kristina represents individuals charged with crimes and those involved in campus disciplinary proceedings.  She has extensive experience with sexual assault cases, which proves invaluable to clients subject to Title IX proceedings. She has also represented Greek organizations involved in disciplinary matters. When campus misconduct matters require litigation, Kristina has litigated Title IX suits in federal courts across the country.   

White Papers

  • College Concerns: Helping Students with Disabilities Transition to College and Navigate College Discipline Proceedings" (2020) - Failing to plan for a student’s needs in college, be it executive functioning or sexual expression, can be disastrous. The purpose of this paper is to help stakeholders understand what young adults with ASD and other disabilities need to succeed in college, both to obtain their degree and to avoid, and, if need be, handle, the Title IX and related college disciplinary process. For the most part, this paper will focus on those students with ASD, as it appears that this population has experienced consistent struggles with Title IX allegations.

About Kristina W. Supler

First Admitted: 2006, Ohio

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Women's White Collar Defense Assocation, Member; Ohio Chapter, Secretary
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member; Board of Directors, 2013-present; White Collar Committee, 2013-present ;Indigent Defense Committee, 2012-present; Champion Advisory Board, 2007-present; Title IX Committee, Chair
  • Stop Abusive & Violent Environments, Member
  • Council of Parent Attorneys adn Advocates, Member
  • Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Member
  • Families Advocating for Campus Equality, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member; Judicial Selection Committee, 2018
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Life Member Board of Trustees, 2012-present Professional Opportunities Committee, 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2020
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2007
  • United States Supreme Court, 2011
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2006

Educational Background

  • Skidmore College, Certificate of Completion, Restorative Justice Training, 2017
  • Boston University, B.A. European History, Magna Cum Laude, 2003
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2006


  • Successfully prevailed in an expulsion hearing and kept student in school after serious allegations of misconduct., 2019
  • Successfully defended a pre-med undergraduate student for alleged cheating on a physics lab report and showed that the professor had made a critical error in basic mathematics., 2019
  • Obtained reversal of discipline sanction in housing misconduct matter., 2019
  • Helped a student with ADHD, who had never before received accommodations on a standardized test, successfully appeal the denial of her disability accommodation request for the MCAT. Our client will now receive the extra time she deserves on this important professional entrance exam, 2020
  • Won an appeal with the NCAA to allow a student to remove an eligibility restriction and play football. , 2018


Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • ., Presenter, College Concerns: Helping Students With Disabilities Transition to College and Navigate Campus Disciplinary Proceedings, COPAA National Conference, 2020
  • ., Presenter, Healthy Sex Lives in College: How to Deal with Impulsivity, International Conference On ADHD, 2020
  • ., Presenter, Title IX: What Due Process Looks Like Now, NACDL, 2020
  • ., Presenter, Consent When the Bee Stings, Higher Education Students, 2020
  • ., Presenter, Avoiding Title IX Allegations During Internships; Coronaviru, Higher Education Students, 2020
  • ., Presenter, Defending Students in Title IX Proceedings, LACDL, 2019
  • ., Presenter, Don’t Rush In: The New Conversation Around Sex and Consent On Campus, Fraternal Law Conference, 2019
  • ., Presenter, Changing the Conversation Around Sex & Consent, 2019
  • ., Presenter, 504 Plan Eligibility and Accommodation Best Practices, National Business Institute, 2019
  • ., Presenter, College Concerns: Helping Students with ASD Navigate Campus Discipline Issues, Milestones National Autism Conference, 2019
  • ., Presenter, Cyberbullying and Threats: School Authority and Liability, 2019
  • ., Presenter, Manifestation Determination Review (MDRs): Did the Disability Cause the Behavior?, 2018
  • ., Presenter, How #MeToo and Title IX Have Changed Campus Culture, 2018
  • ., Presenter, Parallel Proceedings in Sexual Assault Cases: Finding Evidence and Avoiding Incrimination, 2018
  • ., Presenter, Title IX and Affirmative Action, 2018
  • ., Panelist, The 8th Annual FACE Meet and Greet Private Weekend, 2018
  • ., Presenter, Student Records: Legal Requirements You Need to Know (FERPA), 2017
  • ., Presenter, Wicked Good Defenses - Title IX Session, 2017
  • ., Guest Instructor, Computers & Law, 2017
  • ., Guest Instructor, Trial Advocacy Clinic, 2017
  • ., Instructor, New Lawyer Training: Law Office Management, 2015
  • ., Instructor, CMBA 3Rs program, 2014

Representative Clients

  • Thank you for always working to understand the full situation and for exploring the entirety of issues at hand. Thank you for always being supportive and for providing a productive, positive environment for working with us and most importantly, my son. I’m sure that he learned a lot from this situation, and we would not have been able to navigate without the help of both of you. Thank you for being tirelessly committed and for pursuing the best possible outcome., 2020
  • Enough cannot be said for how helpful KJK was for me during my allegation process. Susan and Kristina were extremely knowledgeable and passionate toward my specific case. They consistently had steps of action to take in my defense and were extremely flexible when working with me. They helped prepare me, both mentally and emotionally, prior to my hearing. Thanks to their hard work, I now have my future back., 2020
  • Susan and Kristina are great lawyers. They helped me resolve an extremely difficult academic dishonesty accusation case against me at the university level. They had helpful ideas and were persistent in making sure my defense was the best it could be. They were creative in their way of utilizing outside resources that helped achieve a positive outcome. Good, prompt responses to my questions. I highly recommend them!, 2018
  • Allow me to take this time to thank you for all of your hard work, expertise and understanding toward clearing our son’s record and allowing him to resume his life without this undeserved burden. I could sense from our first meeting, your work in this area is not just an avocation, but a passion to affect change in the way these cases are decided. Your professionalism throughout the process was exceptional, especially with regard to your communications with me. I have never worked with an attorney group which made unprovoked calls to update us on the progress of our efforts., 2019
  • We are very grateful for all the hard work that Susan, Kristina and her team put into a rather difficult case. Our son was put in a very difficult situation while playing sports at the College level. His strength and conditioning coach recommended a pre-workout substance that he said was NCAA approved to use before working out. After submitting to a random drug test, he tested positive for that exact substance and was then suspended. Susan and Kristina represented our son during the NCAA appeal process. Ultimately, his suspension was overturned and he returned to the sport he loves. Thank you again., 2018
  • Kristina and Susan are very competent and experienced attorneys in Title IX and higher education law who treat their clients with integrity and compassion. Highly recommend this team!, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Athletes
  • Greek Organizations
  • Higher Education Professionals
  • Students
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Office Location for Kristina W. Supler

One Cleveland Center, 29th Floor
1375 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114-1793

Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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