Kate brings to the firm relentless effort and determination to solve our clients’ problems. She provides personal attention the clients appreciate.
Kate Pruchnicki graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs Journalism and as a member of the Politics, Society, and Law Scholars Program. She then graduated cum laude and received her Juris Doctorate in 2016 from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the law school’s newspaper, was awarded for her pro bono community service, and received Excellence for the Future Awards for her performance in Criminal Procedure II, Family Law, First Amendment Rights, and, for two consecutive semesters, the Federal Post-Conviction Relief Clinic.
Kate is licensed in the State of Ohio and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Her practice areas include criminal defense, domestic relations, and personal injury.
Kate is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Section, Criminal Law Section, Family Law Section, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association.
Kate was named a 2019 Ohio Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine. She has authored several publications that have appeared in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Bar Journal and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s bi-annual publication, The Vindicator. She regularly presents on criminal defense topics, including OVI/DUI Defense and the Fourth Amendment, at seminars across Ohio.
"I’ll start by saying that I spoke with several lawyers over the last 6 months and Kate is by far the very best! She is very straight forward and does not mess around with getting your case resolved. I enjoyed meeting with her and she always made me feel very comfortable in the way things were explained and didn’t give me everything in “lawyer” talk. Highly recommend to anyone in need of an attorneys assistance in the Cleveland area." - Toni, January 25, 2019
"Kate was amazing! She is very knowledgeable and great at what she does. She takes the time to listen to your questions and concerns, and then answers them leaving you feeling comfortable and confident going through “our situation “. She is very confident, direct and to the point, but also very personable and approachable. A very good combination for a successful attorney. Kate always keeps you up to date if something arises and in reverse, Kate has also responded back after hours and even on the weekend when I had some unexpected issues arise. Unbelievable!!! I can’t say enough good things about Kate and the Milano Law Firm. Overall, I felt comfortable and confident with her and things came out in our favor!! Couldn’t ask for anything more!!" - Justin, November 21, 2018
"I highly recommend Milano Attorneys at Law. Kate Pruchnicki represented my daughter. Kate was extremely knowledgeable, professional, direct and responsive. She worked hard for us to obtain a result that was more than we expected." - Nicol, October 29, 2018
"I recently hired Kate to represent my son in a drug paraphernalia charge and a very difficult family situation that resulted in obtaining a restraining order. Kate and her firm was not only professional and extremely competent, but severely successful in settling both intense situations with satisfying results. Kate was kind, professional, and extremely comforting during a most difficult time. She was always available and quick to respond to all of our calls and questions. As great as a lawyer Kate is, she's even an even better compassionate person. I can't imagine what we would have done without her and am extremely happy we didn't have to find out. I can't recommend her and her firm high enough." — Chuck, October 29, 2018
"I recently needed legal representation with a Juvenile Court case and retained Katelyn Pruchnicki as my legal counsel. I was very impressed with her, her firm and felt she was professional and honest. I will use her in the future and highly recommend to anyone going through the Juvenile Court System." — Kathleen, October 17, 2018
"Ms. Pruchnicki represented me on an OVI case; a friend of mine recommended her. She was kind, understanding, professional, and super responsive. I felt she definitely took a vested interest in my case, and it was extremely comforting at such a bad time. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for representation." — Anonymous, June 26, 2018
"Ms. Kate Pruchnicki represented me in a personal injury case. Kate ensured that I was fully compensated for my injuries as a result of malpractice. She made herself available to answer a myriad of questions, ensuring I completely understood my rights and protected my interest against a major insurance carrier represented by multiple attorneys. I found Kate Pruchnicki to be ethical, hard-working, extremely knowledgeable regarding the expected outcome of my case and very hard-working. She was prompt in answering my phone messages, was always professional in person and on the phone, and I found her to be very impressive when engaging with defendant attorneys. Kate does not hesitate to aggressively argue her points and portrays a self-confidence that I found impressive. Should the need arise, I would not hesitate to secure the services of Ms. Pruchnicki and I would recommend her without reservation." — Tammy, June 25, 2018
"Ms. Katelyn Pruchnicki is a very passionate and energetic litigator who will leave no client behind in the pursuit of achieving a just outcome. Kate possesses profound characteristics that define her as an expert attorney. She is eager to get herself deeply involved by getting to know your case individually, permitting her to make personalize and sound decisions in advocating for your rights. Kate acknowledges the importance of keeping her clients informed every step of the way. She consistently displays great knowledge and skill set promptly with a direct and detailed approach. I am pleased with how accessible she is in responding to any matters that pertain to any of your questions or concerns. Her work ethic enables her to deliver firm representation with trust. I highly recommend Kate Pruchnicki and Milano Attorney at Law." — Anonymous, June 20, 2018
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