Associate, Lexington, KY
John Sienkiewicz joined Javitch Block LLC in 2014 as an Associate Attorney.
John graduated from The University of Michigan in 2005 with a Bachelors in General Studies. He then went on to earn his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2009.
He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association.
He is admitted to practice in Kentucky.
Associate, Cleveland, OH
Michael Slodov joined Javitch Block LLC in 1997 in the commercial and civil litigation practice group. Beginning in 2004, he served as the firm’s compliance officer and lead defense counsel until his departure in 2012. He rejoined JB in 2018 as an Associate Attorney, concentrating on Litigation and Compliance.
Michael graduated from Cleveland State University in 1985 with a B.A. in Psychology. He then went on to earn his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1990.
Mike has authored two law review articles, the most recent entitled: Documentation? I Don’t Have to Show You Any Stinkin’ Documentation! An Evaluation of the Verification Requirement of 15 U.S. § 1692g(b), appearing in 24 Loyola Consumer L. Rev. 156 (2011). He also co-authored amicus briefs on behalf of the Ohio Creditor's Attorney Association in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich (2010), on behalf of ACA International, in the case of Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, (2013), and on behalf of the Ohio Creditor's Attorney Association in the Ohio Supreme Court in Taylor v. First Resolution Inv. Corp., (2016).
He is a current member of the Akron Bar Association and New York Bar Association.
He is admitted to practice in Ohio and New York, including the N.D. Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Cir., S.D. Ohio, N.D. Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, Supreme Court of the United States, N.D. Illinois, W.D. Michigan, S.D. Indiana, S.D. Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, E.D. Michigan, S.D. New York, E.D. New York, W.D. New York, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, S.D. Illinois.
Senior Associate, Brentwood, TN
Emily Strumpf joined Javitch Block LLC in 2014 as an Associate Attorney. In 2019, she became Senior Associate after establishing herself as the firm’s go-to Attorney resource for all things Tennessee. Emily’s primary focus is in retail collections, but she also handles subrogation files for the firm.
Emily graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Communication and Journalism. She then went on to earn her J.D. from Duquesne University in 2009.
In 2010, Emily received the “North Carolina Bar Association Younger Lawyer Outstanding Service” aware from the 28th Judicial District Bar for her commitment to pro bono service. From 2010-2012, she served as the Secretary for the 28th Judicial District Bar Young Lawyers Division. She also served from 2010-2012 as the State Liaison for the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys – Western North Carolina Chapter.
She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and Knox County Bar.
She is admitted to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee.