Karen’s practice is concentrated on diverse business litigation, transactional, and family law matters. Her litigation work includes numerous large-scale litigations and representation of clients in a wide range of family and marital matters. She also practices collaborative family law.
Karen has extensive experience with dissolution of marriage; alimony; asset and liability distribution; attorneys' fees actions; establishment of paternity or, in the case of same-sex parents, establishment of parentage; child support; child custody; and child visitation and timesharing arrangements. Karen also handles prenuptial agreements and domestic violence injunctions.
Previously Karen practiced family law and litigation in the areas of catastrophic injury and products liability defense for major automotive and tire manufacturers. While with a large family law firm in Tampa she focused her practice entirely in the area of family law.
Educational & Professional Background
Karen graduated cum laude from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. She graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Delaware. In law school she competed on the University of Florida Trial Team and worked in the Criminal Defense Clinic of the Public Defenders’ offices in Alachua and Orange counties. Karen is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.
Community & Professional Involvement
Karen is a dedicated advocate for the LGBT community. In law school she founded and was president of OUTLaw. She interned at the Servicemembers’ Legal Defense Network in Washington D.C., a nonprofit that defended LGBT military personnel dismissed from service. Karen coaches the Edgewater High School Mock Trial team. She is actively involved with the Orange County Bar Association and is an editor of the bar’s publication, The Briefs. She is a native of the great state of Pennsylvania. In her spare time she enjoys spinning, baking, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.