Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2012
  • LL.M International Law, with distinction, Stetson University College of Law, 2009
  • LL.M in International Law, with honors, Institute of International Relations of National T. Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2009

Specialization: International Private Law; Degree of Translator of French Language

  • LL.B in International Relations and International Law, with honors, Institute of International Relations of National T. Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2007

Bar and Court Admissions
Florida, 2012
Professional Associations
Sarasota County Bar Association Business Law Section, Sarasota County Bar Association
Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court
Languages
Ukrainian, Russian, French, German (reading and translation)

Yuliya focuses her practice on complex business litigation and dispute resolution. Yuliya welcomes demanding cases involving all aspects of business litigation, including business torts and shareholder or partner disputes.

Yuliya has extensive experience representing businesses and individuals (including medical and legal professionals) in intricate multi-party matters involving commercial contracts, corporate misconduct and shareholder derivative actions, shareholder or partner disputes, business fraud claims, unfair and deceptive trade practices, defamation and other types of business issues. In addition, Yuliya is experienced in litigating claims related to recreational vehicle defects.

Prior to joining Hutton & Dominko, Yuliya was a part of a complex litigation team where she acquired in-depth knowledge of numerous industry-specific issues in the construction field. Yuliya’s experience includes successful defense in a two-month trial of one of the largest construction defect disputes in the history of Sarasota County.

While employing all available means to efficiently resolve protracted litigation, Yuliya has considerable experience in assisting clients with transactions at all stages of a business relationship with an eye towards minimizing the risks and avoiding litigation in the first place.

Examples of litigated matters:

  • Representing prominent RV dealership, successfully litigated and/or mediated numerous product liability claims; provided legal oversight over numerous transactional business aspects, including employer-employee relations.
  • Defended medical doctor and medical practice in a multi-party commercial dispute stemming from sale of intellectual property rights, and including contractual breach, defamation and FDUTPA claims.
  • Defended medical doctor and medical practice in a commercial dispute stemming from the sale of a medical practice and involving breach of contract, misrepresentation and FDUTPA claims.
  • Represented medical doctor and medical practice in a shareholder derivative action stemming from shareholder’s misconduct and forfeiture of shares.
  • Defended business entities involved in operation of pain clinics in a protracted multi-party commercial dispute involving production and packaging of hand sanitizer and including contractual breach, FDUTPA, fraud, trademark infringement and conversion claims.
  • Represented shareholders of the insurance company and its related entities in a multi-party derivative and double-derivative action against their former directors and executives stemming from gross mismanagement, governance dysfunction and lack of internal financial controls and qualified personnel, which lead to the demise of the company and its interconnected entities.
  • Defending one of the nation’s leading windows manufacturers in multi-party lawsuits, handled product liability and construction defect claims.
  • Represented a national corporation in a protracted complex commercial dispute involving three inter-related actions, which included an intricate shareholder dispute, torts and legal malpractice claims.

In addition to her skills, Yuliya brings her diverse background to the Hutton, Dominko, Swaim & Stall team. Born and raised in Ukraine, Yuliya dreamed to become a diplomat resolving complex geopolitical issues. Having studied foreign languages, including English, German and French, Yuliya earned a scholarship in the Institute of International Relations of National T. Shevchenko University, the most prestigious university in the country, training professionals in the field of international relations and foreign policy. The Institute alumni include the former President of Ukraine, most of the apparatus of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, prominent lawyers and ambassadors. As a student, Yuliya had an honor to intern for Hennadiy Udovenko, head of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-Ethnic Relations, former ambassador and the 52nd President of the United Nations General Assembly.

After immigrating to the United States, Yuliya pursued her legal education at Stetson University College of Law, where she earned her LL.M in International Law and J.D. degree, graduating at the top 4% of her class.

Inspired by Stetson’s national excellency in trial advocacy and mentors, Yuliya’s drive to resolve complex issues met with her passion to advocate for her clients.

Honors

  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2021-Present
  • Best Law Firms, 2016-Present
  • Elite Top Attorneys, Sarasota Magazine, 2021-Present
  • Stetson Law Review
  • Stetson’s Honors Program
  • Merit Scholarship, Stetson College of Law
  • Merit Scholarship, Institute of International Relations of National T. Shevchenko University
  • Gardner W. Beckett Civil Liberties Award for writing the best paper concerning civil rights and liberties
  • Highest Grade in Business Entities Course
  • Carey & Leisure Torts Book Award (in recognition of earning the highest grade in Torts)
  • Top Oralist in Research & Writing II Course
  • Carlton Fields First-Year Appellate Advocacy Competition, round winner
  • Highest Grade in U.S. Legal Research & Writing