I am a full-service Attorney in Family Law matters, and am an experienced Lawyer in contested Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support, Grandparents Rights, Adoption, Children in Need of Protection & Services (CHIPS), and Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) matters. I have drafted documents and have extensive litigation (in Court) experience. This is my primary practice area.
I am a Qualified Neutral (under Rule 114), and I offer a full-range of Mediation and Parenting Time Expediting services in Civil and Family Law cases. Contact Karen for more information.
I am a full-service Criminal Lawyer. I have handled Criminal Defense cases since 2001 to present, and served as a Criminal Prosecutor from 2004 – 2015. This has provided me with extensive litigation (in Court) experience on both sides of Criminal Law. This is my primary practice area. If you have been charged with a crime, contact Karen to put my experience to work for you!
Civil Law (Contracts, Business, & Disputes)
I am a full-service Attorney in Civil Law matters. I have handled Contract Drafting, Contract Disputes, Establishment of new Business Entities, Representation of Businesses, and all types of Civil Law Disputes, including Contracts, Landlord and Tenant Law, Purchase & Sale of Businesses, Rental Agreements, Farms, Employment Law, and most general Civil Law matters. I have experience in District Court and Conciliation Court. I am a Qualified Neutral (under Rule 114), and I offer a full-range of Mediation services in Civil Law cases. Contact Karen for more information.
Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
I am a full-service Estate Planning Lawyer, offering services in Will and Trust drafting, Power of Attorney documents, and Health Care Directives. I provide legal advice regarding all matters pertaining to your planning to pass-on assets to your loved ones. Contact Karen for more information.
I am a full-service Attorney in Municipal Law matters. I served as an Assistant City Attorney for 5 years, and then as a City Attorney for (an additional) 3 1/2 years. I am experienced in the areas of Data Practices, Open Meeting Law, and various Municipal matters. I have advised City Council Members and City staff regarding release of data and transparency of government. I am available for contracted services to Cities for various municipal matters. I have handled sizable real estate matters and registration. Contact Karen for more information about our municipal law services.
I am Ordained by the Universal Life Church of California. My credentials have been registered with the County since 2004. I am authorized to solemnize and perform religious and civil Ceremonies for couples who wish to join in legal marriage or commitment ceremonies. I am also authorized to perform baptisms and funerals. Contact Karen for more information regarding these services and costs.