Alena joined Schlacter Law after working at a large insurance defense firm where she handled a large volume of first party property cases. It was during her time working for the insurance companies, Alena learned invaluable tactics which makes her a successful advocate for residential and commercial property owners. Alena utilizes her extensive knowledge as a Plaintiff’s attorney and skillfully wins cases throughout Florida.
Alena was born in Ukraine. She is fluent in Russian. She immigrated to Chicago, Illinois when she was 10 years old. Alena received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago Honors College. Alena received her Juris Doctor from Chicago’s John Marshall Law School. While in law school, she was an executive member of the Moot Court Honors Executive Board. Additionally, Alena was employed by John Marshall Law School as a Teaching Assistant in multiple legal writing classes. Further, Alena had the fortunate experience of working as a Judicial Extern in the Circuit Court of Cook County where she wrote decisions on dispositive motions for a Circuit Judge’s consideration. Upon graduating law school, Alena moved to South Florida. She is licensed to practice law in Florida.
Alena has spent most of her legal career practicing civil litigation. Specifically, Alena has extensive experience practicing insurance defense for big law firms in South Florida. In this capacity, Alena obtained first-hand knowledge of insurance carrier operations when she represented six different insurance companies. Alena learned invaluable information working for the defense in the hopes of using this knowledge to help homeowners and their families live easier and safer lives. Alena also has experience in estates and planning, real estate, breaches of contract, evictions, ejectments, and foreclosures. Alena also spent a year practicing municipal law as a City Prosecutor. In this capacity, Alena handled municipal violations and code enforcement. Alena currently concentrates her practice in first-party property with an emphasis on water damage claims and windstorm coverage issues.
In her free time, Alena enjoys spending her time with family, finding new coffee shops, and cheering on her favorite football team, Green Bay Packers.
- Homeowners Insurance Litigation
- General Civil Litigation
- Code Compliance Violations
- State of Florida
- The Florida Bar
- American Bar Association
- Dade County Bar Association
- Broward County Bar Association
- University of Illinois at Chicago Honors College, B.A.
- The John Marshall Law School, J.D.