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Ohio Attorney Kristina W. Supler Sworn in as Parliamentarian of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 5, 2019) – Kristina W. Supler of Cleveland, Ohio was sworn in as Parliamentarian of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on August 3.

Kristina is a trial attorney at Cleveland-based Kohrman Jackson Krantz LLP (KJK), where she practices criminal defense within the firm’s Criminal, Cyber & White Collar Group. She has worked on a wide variety of criminal cases throughout her career, in both state and federal venues, but often focuses on defending clients charged with computer and technology-related offenses. She is highly regarded for her work representing individuals with complex mental health and neurological disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. As co-chair of KJK’s Student & Athlete Defense Group, Kristina also has extensive experience representing students facing Title IX investigations and academic disciplinary proceedings.

Kristina has been an active member of NACDL since 2006, serving on The Champion Advisory Board and White Collar Crime Committee. She is also Chair of NACDL’s Title IX Committee and very involved in the Amicus Committee as a Sixth Circuit Vice-Chair. Additionally, Kristina has served for many years on NACDL’s Board of Directors.

In addition to the years of service she has devoted to NACDL, Kristina has long been committed to the legal community in her home state of Ohio. She is a member of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, where she mentors first-year law students. She is also a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Judicial Ratings Committee, which evaluates judges and judicial candidates seeking judicial office in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in order to assist the public in making an informed vote. Kristina has been selected multiple times to the Ohio Super Lawyers list.

Kristina completed her B.A. at Boston University and attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. 

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.