Krusch & Sellers, Attorney P.A.
Featuring Claire Krusch — Client Advocate, Leigh Ballanger Sellers — Attorney, & Rebecca Kathleen Watts — Attorney
A little background on the firm Krusch & Sellers, P.A., is committed to providing experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate legal services for people facing difficult family challenges. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They offer a full-service family law practice for clients throughout the Charlotte metro area. Some of the family law matters handled include divorce, collaborative divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, prenuptial agreements, legal separations, property distribution and stepparent adoption.
Claire Krusch –Client Advocate
Claire serves as a liaison between you and your attorney. The client advocate is a support service that is available to you. She is not an attorney and therefore cannot answer any legal questions It has been an honor for me to know Claire! Her heart is so huge and she is making such a difference helping homeless children!Claire is also a Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women honoree by the Mecklenburg Times 2011-2012.
How did you get started in the business?
In 2000, the law firm of Alan R. Krusch, Attorney at Law, became a reality. Alan Krusch, the senior and founding partner of Krusch & Sellers, P.A., Attorneys at Family Law, is not only a colleague, by also my spouse of almost 36 years. In the firm’s infancy, I played a minor role of assisting the staff with client support and meeting with vendors. The vision for expansion of not only office space, but for additional family law attorneys and support staff came to fruition a few years later. Thus, my role as the firm’s full-time Director of Marketing, Human Resources and Client Advocacy was established.
What is your background and what were you doing before this?
Without even realizing it, my prior employment opportunities prepared me for where I am today. I’ve worked for two major airlines; headed two non-profits; worked in public relations at a small college and also at a 450-bed hospital. Later, I was promoted to the position as patient advocate at the same hospital.
Do you do any charity or non-profit work?
As a law firm, we give back to our community by delivering Friendship Trays to homebound individuals on at least a monthly basis. Our law firm founded and hosted the first annual “Sharing With Shoes” event and shoe drive in 2010. The Sharing With Shoes event, which is invitation only, helps collect new shoes for young homeless students currently attending Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
We partner with the local non-profit organization A Child’s Place, who then distributes the new sneakers to the over 4,711 homeless children living in our community. Our organization is now called Queen City Soles, and the annual event will continue to be known as Sharing With Shoes. This year, our goal is collect over 500 pairs of new sneakers for Charlotte’s homeless children, and help ease the impact that homelessness has on this vulnerable and innocent portion of our community.
What are some of the greatest challenges in your business?
Our job is to help you get through one of the most difficult and challenging periods of your life. A marriage is ending or has come to an end. Helping a client ease some of the pain is tough. Even though I am not an attorney, it is my mission to give support and to provide a sense of calm when someone walks through our office door.
What would you like the reader to know about your journey in business?
I continue to enrich my life with learning as much as I can. If you could stand up and defendanything, what would it be?
I believe it is my calling to put new sneakers on homeless children’s precious feet in our town. Imagine what it must be like not to have the basic necessities to simply go to school every day while lacking basic human essentials, like having warm clothes and shoes. That’s why my work with Queen City Soles is such a large part of my heart and soul.
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