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Jeffrey R. Vaisa
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Jeffrey R. Vaisa

Associate
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OVERVIEW & EXPERIENCE

Jeff Vaisa is an associate in KJK’s Cleveland office, where he works within the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration, Creditors’ Rights and eCommerce groups. Jeff is experienced in a wide variety of litigation matters in all stages of the litigation process and has defended corporate and individual clients in both state and federal courts. Additionally, Jeff has defended multiple clients in consumer finance cases involving state consumer protection claims, RESPA and the FDCPA.

Jeff holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Policy & Administration and earned his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Jeff credits wanting to be an advocate for others in an intellectually challenging field as his reason for deciding to pursue a career in law.

Outside of work, Jeff is a huge baseball fan and enjoys golf, snowboarding and playing slow-pitch softball. Originally from Virginia, he now lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife, two kids and two dogs.

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AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Awards

  • CALI Award: The Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
BAR / COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar’s 3Rs, volunteer, 2017-2018
  • College Now Mentoring, mentor, 2019
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EDUCATION

  • James Madison University
    • B.A., Political Science, 2013
    • B.A., Public Policy & Administration, 2013
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2016

RECENT KJK INSIGHTS

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Parties Must Have a Meeting of the Minds for a Valid Contract

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Even “Nominal” Defendants Must Participate in Lawsuits

Even “Nominal” Defendants Must Participate in Lawsuits

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When Private Arbitration Becomes Public

When Private Arbitration Becomes Public

A recent federal case in New York cautions against failing to pay arbitration awards if the party wishes to keep an arbitration decision out of the public eye. What is Private Arbitration? One of the benefits of private arbitration is the ability to keep disputes...

I enjoy solving problems for clients and finding solutions to help them achieve best results. In litigation, this comes out with thoughtful litigation strategy, preparedness and being an advocate for my clients.

Jeffrey R. Vaisa
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