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meet our attorneys

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W. Matthew Kowtko, Esq.

  

Mr. Kowtko is a Georgia native, he was born in Stone Mountain, GA and his southern country-side upbringing made him develop a deep love for classic country music, green rolling hills, southern-style sweet tea, and the sound of night-time crickets. 

Matt attended Georgia State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Business Economics, and then shortly after he moved to Orlando, FL, to attend Barry University School of Law where he earned three “Book Awards” for the highest grades in business organization, corporate taxation, and contracts drafting. He graduated with honors in the top 33% of his class.

Mr. Kowtko had been wanting to practice law since high school, and this desire was reinforced when he began working for a local law firm during his undergraduate studies. As an attorney, he has helped many families with a wide variety of legal issues, ranging from family law or criminal defense. Matt’s clients describe him as highly energetic, personable, reliable, passionate, and tenacious when it comes to the practicing of the law.  Being married and having a family of his own helps Matt empathize with the stress and the emotional toll that come with dealing with the important and sensitive matters involved in family law. As a professional and a business person he can understand the challenges and frustration involved with civil litigation and criminal cases. Service to the community is another area Mr. Kowtko has dedicated his practice by donating time and efforts to facilities servicing low-income individuals with family issues and gave regular assistance with low-income tax preparation during law school. When Matt is not practicing law, he enjoys traveling wit his family, attending live country concerts, and watching movies at home. Among Matt’s favorite countries (apart from the United States of America) are England, and Germany. Matt also has a passion for sports cars and luxury watches. 

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Michael Wallach, Esq.

  

Michael Wallach was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, graduating from Sarasota High School in 2005. During high school, Michael was a nationally-recognized Speech and Debate competitor. Prior to returning to Sarasota, Michael attended Florida State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with a minor in Communication. During his time at Florida State, Michael worked for Governor Charlie Crist in his Legislative Affairs office. Upon graduation, Michael attended Florida A&M College of Law in Orlando, Florida. Michael was a co-founder of the Florida A&M College of Law Jewish Legal Society along with being a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant. Michael also had the opportunity to intern with the Florida Office of the Attorney General in their Consumer Protection Division. In his final year of law school, Michael participated in the Housing Clinic at Florida A&M, assisting clients facing residential foreclosure and landlord/tenant issues. Michael’s passion for helping others and his dedication to public and community service serve as his motivation for assisting clients with their family law matters. When Michael is not working, he enjoys reading, cooking, and watching the Tampa Buccaneers and Florida State Seminoles games.

  


 

Meet our support staff

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Susana C. Kowtko - Director of Marketing, client relations, and administration.

Mrs. Kowtko manages the client relations and administrative operations, as well as the marketing and advertising operations of the firm. Mrs. Susana Kowtko was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where she studied Graphic Design prior to moving to the United States where she obtained a technical degree in Graphic and Web Design, an associate degree in Marketing & Advertising, and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management.  Mrs. Kowtko has extensive work experience in graphic design, web design, sales, and marketing. Before moving to Sarasota from Orlando, FL, Mrs. Kowtko worked as an Integrative Marketing Solutions Consultant at Entravision Communications (Univision - Orlando, and Salsa 98.1 FM WNUE). And prior to deciding to help her husband grow his law firm she worked at AgeVital Pharmacy, Inc., in Sarasota,FL, in the capacity of Assistant Manager & Marketing Executive. 

 Susana’s favorite things to do are spending time at the beach with her daughter Isabella, going to concerts with her husband Matt, and traveling with her family. Susana’s favorite countries and U.S. states (other than Florida) are Spain, France, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. She also loves doing hot yoga, Zumba, and Latin dancing. 


Education

Remington College – B.A. Organizational Management

International Academy of Design & Technology – A.S. Marketing & Advertising 

Lake Tech – Graphic & Web Design Technology   

Escuela de Artes Cristobal Rojas – A.S. Graphic Design    

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Donna Kupka - Paralegal

  

Ms. Kupka is the paralegal and notary for the firm, part of her many daily tasks include client customer service, managing the attorney's calendars, coordinating meditations and hearings, drafting documents, legal research, typing letters, managing and organizing client files, assisting clients with mandatory disclosure and financial affidavits, among many others. Donna was born in Central Falls, RI, and when she was a child her parents decided they had enough of the cold weather and moved the family to Largo, FL. There she attended Seminole High School and took business education classes. During her senior year in high school Donna became employed at Bay Pines VA Hospital as an executive secretary to the supervisor of the Nursing Home Care Unit, she enjoyed her job at the hospital and wanted to stay there, but her parents wanted her to move on to college. So upon graduating high school she attended St. Petersburg College and received an associate degree in Education at the early age of nineteen. Life got busy, she had children and she decided to open her own business which offered her the flexibility she needed as a mother of three. After the children grew up, she attended State College of Florida to earn an associate of science degree in Paralegal Studies, where she is a member of Phi Thetta Kappa. When Donna is not at work she loves to spend time with her life partner, Vic and their Irish setter dog, Jason. She also enjoys baking, cooking, reading, sewing and visiting friends. 

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Yenny Enge - Front Desk Receptionist & Legal Secretary

Mrs. Enge is an integral part of the Kowtko Law Group in the capacity of front desk legal receptionist and client services personnel. Her roll includes the handling of all incoming phone calls, scheduling appointments, routing incoming and outgoing phone calls, and assisting attorneys and the marketing director with various clerical and administrative tasks. Mrs. Yenny Enge was born in Bogota, Colombia where she studied Airlines Administration and obtained her associate degree in the same field, after obtaining her degree she held various customer service positions with Avianca Airlines which is one of Colombia’s largest and most prestigious airlines, until she moved to the United States of America. Since then Mrs. Enge has held many corporate and retail customer service positions including top managing position, and she has over fifteen years of experience dealing with clients, customers, and managing employees. On her free time Yenny enjoys everything that Sarasota has to offer including going to the beach, boating and watching beautiful sunsets with her husband.