Karen has considerable experience in all stages of litigation and her clients benefit from her ability to quickly analyze a dispute and develop a strategic defense.
In addition to her work within the firm, Karen is actively involved with numerous nonprofit organizations in the community. Karen has served on the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Fee Dispute Resolution Committee and as a mentor to several middle school children through the Lunch with a Lawyer Program. Karen is a graduate of the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Training Academy and of the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) Cultural Leadership Training Program.
Areas of Focus
+Tort & Insurance Defense
University of North Carolina, JD, 2005
University of North Carolina, BA, 1999, cum laude+ CLOSE
Recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2016 North Carolina Leaders in the Law Honoree
Ranked in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Young Guns) 2016
Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s North Carolina “Rising Stars” (Business Litigation), 2011-2017, and “Super Lawyers” (Business Litigation), 2019
Honored as one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 Women of Justice award recipients+ CLOSE
+Professional & Community Activities
Bd. of Dir./ Vice President, Claire’s Army, Inc.
Board Member, Kiwanis Club of Charlotte
Volunteer, Ministering to Ministers Foundation, Inc.
Volunteer, Lunch with a Lawyer Program
Member, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Graduate, 2014 NC Bar Association Leadership Academy
Graduate, 2011 ASC Cultural Leadership Training+ CLOSE