Kristina Supler is the co-chair of the Criminal, Cyber and White-Collar practice group at MLCL. She has developed a sophisticated federal and state practice with a particular focus on technology and internet-based offenses. Kristina’s experience has also been enlisted for complex matters including government procurement fraud, public corruption, bank fraud, and tax issues. She has led national defense teams representing individuals involved in high-stakes litigation. Kristina prides herself on her ability to counsel clients during the most difficult periods in their lives.
Kristina partners with Susan Stone in the Education practice group to handle a variety of matters involving educational services and student discipline. She has achieved great success representing students and professors in campus Title IX proceedings. Kristina is particularly adept at navigating the challenges and intricacies of parallel university and law enforcement investigations. Her extensive experience with sexual assault cases proves invaluable for clients subject to Title IX proceedings. Kristina has also represented Greek organizations involved in student disciplinary matters and assisted with drafting policies and implementing member training. When campus misconduct matters have required litigation, Kristina has filed suit in federal courts across the country and successfully negotiated resolutions.
Kristina’s criminal defense practice has grown to include representation of people with complex mental health and neurological disorders. She serves as a tireless advocate for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”) who are facing prosecution. Kristina’s understanding of ASD enables her to effectively communicate the social and behavioral deficits associated with ASD to prosecutors, judges, and educators.
In 2013, Kristina was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“NACDL”), which is the preeminent criminal defense organization in the country. She serves as the chair of the Title IX Committee and as a co-chair of the Sixth Circuit Amicus Committee. Locally, Kristina serves as a trustee for the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association.
Kristina is a nationally published author, and she lectures across the country as well. She has written a variety of articles for national publications. Her lectures have addressed topics including Title IX defense, FERPA and handling educational records, sentencing strategies, and the defense of computer-related offenses. Kristina also regularly blogs on topics involving the criminal justice system and education matters. She has been named an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, which is an honor reserved for only the top two percent of lawyers in Ohio under the age of 40.