Karen is a native New Yorker, born and raised on Long Island in New York. She admitted to the New York bar in 1997, to the California bar in 2001 and to the Arizona bar in 2018. Along with being duly admitted to the bars in California, New York and Arizona, Karen is a registered nurse, licensed to practice in California and New York.
Karen attended Adelphi University School of Nursing and while an active member of Student Nurses Acting for Progress, organized one of the first national recruiting events for the nursing students at the school. She also received the honor of membership in Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing and Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society. Karen received her B.S. in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, from Adelphi University School of Nursing in 1982. Karen spent over ten years serving as a clinical and managerial nurse, primarily in the maternal-child arena.
Eager to do more with her career, Karen attended Hofstra University School of Law and served as an editor on the Labor and Employment journal for two years before graduating in 1996. Karen practicing medical, dental and veterinary malpractice defense in New York for four years before relocating to California. Karen joined the firm in 2001 and became partner in 2005. Since joining the firm, Karen’s practice focuses on the defense of Skilled Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and Healthcare Practitioners in Administrative Actions, Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability claims. Committed to the education of following generations, Karen serves as the firm’s educator, training new associates to the firm.
Karen has lectured nationally for healthcare facilities, corporations, insurance companies and educational institutions. She presented seminars to health care professionals, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities on Elder Abuse, nursing home malpractice, handling the disgruntled employee, effective use of medical records, obtaining the right records for litigation, defensive charting and frequently encountered issues in patient care leading to liability issues. Karen also presents MCLE training seminars relevant to the firm’s practice.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, and volunteering with CASA.
Karen is a member of the state bars of and practices in California, Arizona and New York.