About

Karen E. England, Esquire

Karen E. England

Karen E. England started England Law Office Ltd. in 2009 and has been practicing law in Minnesota since 2001.  Her primary practice areas are in: Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning and Municipal Law.  She is a Qualified Neutral Mediator and a Parenting Time Expeditor.  Ms. England also has experience in the Court of Appeals.

Education
  • 1990, (B.A.) Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
  • 1999, (J.D.) Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN
Work Experience
  • Private Practice Attorney  – England Law Office Ltd. (2009 – Present)
  • Municipal City Prosecutor – City of Lake City, MN (2004 – 2015)
  • Criminal Prosecuting Attorney – City of Plainview, MN (2006 – 2008)
  • City Attorney – City of Lake City, MN (2009 – 2013)
  • Assistant City Attorney – City of Lake City, MN (2004 – 2009)
  • Private Practice Attorney – Gartner England & Associates, Ltd. (2004 – 2009)
  • Attorney (Independent Contractor) – Thomas-Lowther Law Office (2002 – 2004)
  • Public Defenders Office Attorney – Third Judicial District Winona County (2003)
  • Self Employed Attorney at Law (2001 – 2002)
Legal Leadership
  • 2014 Advisory Board Member “Transparency of the Judiciary Committee” – Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Third District Professional Responsibility Board Member & Investigator (2012 – Present)
  • “North Star Lawyer” – recognition for significant Pro Bono work (2013 and 2014)
  • MSBA Insurance for Members Committee Member (2007 – Present)
  • MSBA Professional Conduct Committee Member (2007 – Present)
  • MSBA Sesquicentennial Committee (2007 – 2010)
  • Solo & Small Firm Section Member (2006 – Present)
  • Family Law Section Member (2004 – Present)
  • Criminal Law Section Member (2004 – Present)
  • New Lawyers Section Member (2001 – Present)
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services Volunteer Attorney (2002 – Present)
  • Children’s Justice Initiative Committee Wabasha County (2009 – Present)
  • Criminal Justice Committee Wabasha County (2004 – Present)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (2001 – Present)
  • Mock Trial Judge (1998 – Present)
Civic Leadership
  • ISD 813 School Board Member – Lake City, MN (2008 – 2012)
  • Villa Maria Board of Trustees (2008 – 2010)
  • Lake City Votes Candidates Forums (2004 and 2006)
  • Lake City Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees (2004 – 2005)
  • Finance Director Celebrate River Community and Lake City Grand Excursion (2003 – Present)
  • Planning Commission Florence Township (2002 – 2004)
  • Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars – President (2013 – Present)
  • Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars – Various positions (2002 – Present)
  • Woman’s Club of Lake City (2011 – Present)