Kathleen A. Nitschke Perez Morris Headshot

Contact

knitschke@perez-morris.com

O | (216) 621-5161

1300 E. 9th Street

Suite 1600

Cleveland, OH 44114

 

Practice

Business Litigation

Financial Services Litigation

Real Estate

 

Education

Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2000

John Carroll University, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 1997

Kathleen A. Nitschke

Attorney

Kathleen A. Nitschke has twenty years of experience representing corporations, financial institutions and other businesses in commercial, real estate and probate matters. Kathleen joined Perez Morris’s Cleveland office in 2022, where her practice focuses on business litigation, financial services litigation, real estate and transactions. In addition, Kathleen is an experienced Title IX investigator for colleges and universities. A seasoned strategist, Kathleen finds creative solutions to complicated legal issues involving uncharted areas of the law.

Prior to joining Perez Morris, Kathleen was an attorney at women-owned Cleveland law firm, Giffen & Kaminski, where she regularly handled a variety of litigation and transactional matters for financial institutions, insurance companies, and other commercial enterprises.

Kathleen is passionate about mentoring young attorneys and is an active leader in Cleveland and the broader legal community. She serves as the Co-chair of the Financial Services Practice Area Committee of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Kathleen is a frequent speaker on real estate, probate, and commercial litigation.

 

Admissions

Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2002

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2004

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2001

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2006

 

Memberships & Affiliations

 

Publications

  • Economic Downturn, Opportunity Upturn, The Bar Journal of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, April 2009

 

Presentations

  • Building Strong Mentor Relationships: Tips and Advice from Experienced Mentors, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, June 2020
  • Truth or Consequences: Self Help Remedies for Commercial Landlords and Tenants, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Real Estate Institute, 2019
  • The Underwriters Guide to the Galaxy: Current Developments, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Real Estate Institute, 2017
  • Ethical Considerations for the Title Agent and Agency, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Agent Seminar, 2014
  • Residential Litigation – Common Claims and How to Avoid Them, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Real Estate Institute, 2014
  • Whose Land is it Anyway, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Real Estate Institute, 2013
  • Bankruptcy and Receiverships, Ohio Land Title Association Spring Seminar, May 2012
  • Bankruptcy and Receiverships, Stewart Title Guaranty Company – Trends, Practices and Claim Issues Conference, November 2011
  • Ohio’s Planned Communities – A New Framework, OLTA Title Topics, December 2010
  • Don’t Do the Deed, OLTA Title Topics, April 2010
  • How to Get Your Expert Testimony Admitted Into Evidence, NBI, 2007, 2009

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, 2007, 2010, 2012 – 2015
  • YWCA Greater Cleveland Women of Professional Excellence, 2014

 

BOARD POSITIONS & COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Financial Services Practice Area Committee Co-Chair, 2022 – present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2018 – 2021
  • Christ Episcopal Church Vestry 2016 – 2019
    • Junior Warden 2017 – 2018
    • Senior Warden 2018 – 2019
  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. of Cleveland, Member
    • President, 2012
    • President/Elect, 2011
  • Legal Aid
    • Brief Advice Clinic