McCarthy Lebit promotes Susan C. Stone and Kristina W. Supler January 5, 2016

CLEVELAND, OH (January 5, 2016) – McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan C. Stone and Kristina W. Supler to principal.

Stone began her career with the firm in 2011. Since then, she developed the firm’s education practice, which she currently leads. Stone possesses a strong litigation background and focuses on education law concerning students of all ages, including Title IX actions, academic charges of dishonesty and special education law. She also handles employment law issues and criminal defense matters.

Stone is a graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Law and earned her bachelor’s degree at Miami University. She actively writes and speaks on legal issues students face throughout their educational careers from securing IEP and 504 plans to sexual discrimination and sexual assault in school.

Supler joined the firm in 2014 in the criminal, cyber and white collar practice. She represents individuals and businesses in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels.   Supler has extensive experience defending clients charged with cybercrimes, sexual offenses, and various types of fraud-related offenses such as tax fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, and money laundering.  She is also particularly adept at advocating on behalf of students and professionals with mental illness.

Supler received her juris doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She is repeatedly recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™ and is an elected member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors, which is the nation’s preeminent criminal defense organization.  Supler is a nationally-published author who writes and lectures on computer-related crimes, sentencing issues, and Title IX cases involving dating violence on college campuses.

Together, Stone and Supler form a unique team for students encountering Title IX actions at school and associated criminal charges off campus. Their diverse backgrounds and unparalleled experience allow for a complimentary approach to the issues these students face. Stone and Supler’s combined expertise ensures that students receive a global defense and coordinated protection of their rights and future.

“The firm is proud of both Susan and Kristina’s growth,” said Kenneth B. Liffman, McCarthy Lebit’s managing principal. “We are excited to see the continued success of both their individual practices and blended education and criminal practice.”


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