Karen maintains an office in Mooresville but is licensed to practice across the state. Her primary areas of practice include education law, criminal law, and juvenile law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Karen was a North Carolina public school educator, teaching students with special needs for eleven years. Her focus was late elementary school to early middle school across multiple disabilities.
Karen earned a B.S. degree from Illinois State University, her master’s degree in education from Pennsylvania State University, and her Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law.
Karen has previously conducted a training on special education law to paralegals, presented a CLE on special education law to school personnel and attorneys in North Carolina, and instructed Guardian Ad Litem’s about maintaining services for children in the public school while they are in DSS custody. She is a member of the Iredell County Bar association and a member of COPAA (Council for Parent Attorneys and Advocates). She holds a current bar license for the State of North Carolina and is sworn into the Federal Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina.
When Karen is not working she focuses her time on her three teenaged children, going to the theatre and watching hockey whenever she can.