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About Me

I have been licensed to practice law since 2004.  My primary focus is on divorce and family law but have experience in business formation, estate planning, commercial and general real estate and general litigation.


My goal as your attorney is provide a flexible and cost effective solution based upon the unique facts of your own case.  Sometimes litigation warrants an aggressive approach.  If that is the case, I will take any steps necessary to protect your rights and interests. 


On many occasions, a goal may be accomplished without the expense of contested litigation.  In such instances, I will always pursue the most cost-effective path.   However, I am ready and willing to take an aggressive approach when it is necessary. 


Our office is located in Latham, New York in the County of Albany.  However, the firm's geographic practice area covers most of upstate New York including the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, Fulton, Montgomery, Greene, Schoharie, Columbia, Ulster and Dutchess.  


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at Rhoades, Cunningham & McFadden, PLLC.  The firm telephone number is (518) 389-2900.   


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    10 years
  2. Family: 25%
    10 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    5 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    10 years
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    10 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Lauren L. Hunt

    Karen is a fantastic attorney - diligent, knowledgeable, hardworking, and a zealous advocate for her clients. I endorse Karen's services without hesitation.


    Lauren Hunt Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Barrett D. Mack

    I endorse this lawyer. Karen is a smart and hardworking attorney. Karen is knowledgeable, ethical, and a wonderful trial attorney. She knows when it is appropriate to settle a matter and when it is appropriate to take a matter to trial. I have known Karen for many years and have been her adversary on many matters and I have always been highly impressed with her legal ability.


    Barrett Mack Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Rhoades, Cunningham & McFadden, PLLC

930 Albany Shaker Road, Suite 104
Latham, NY, 12110-6412


NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding MemberRhoades, Cunningham & McFadden, PLLC2010 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Karen A. Rhoades2009 - 2010
Associate AttorneySiegal Law Offices, LLC2004 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Albany County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Elmira CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001