Karen maintains an office in Mooresville while working jointly with Kelli on education cases. 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 and presented a CLE on special education law to school personnel and attorneys in North Carolina. She is a member of the Iredell County Bar association and a member of COPAA. She holds a current bar license for the State of North Carolina and is sworn into the Federal Court for the Western and Middle District of North Carolina.
When Karen is not working she spends her time with her husband and three children. They love playing outside with their son’s service dog, Chip and going to hockey games whenever possible.