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Kara W. Haggerty

Kara W. Haggerty

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Reason: Government Attorney

Practice areas:

Government

About Me

 


KARA W. HAGGERTY


In January 2013, Kara was appointed as Assistant Counsel to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel, Board of Probation and Parole.  Prior to her appointment, Kara was a partner with the law firm of Abom & Kutulakis, where she focused her practice in the area of family law.  Prior to enrolling in law school, Kara was employed as an Adult Probation Officer in Northumberland County from 1994 to 1995. She was employed as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Montour County from


1995 to 1997. Kara worked for the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office, first as a law clerk and then following graduation as an Assistant District Attorney. Her primary responsibilities were in the Juvenile Division. In addition, she has tried several jury trials and has argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.  While at the District Attorney's Office, Kara established the first ‘Class Action: Pennsylvania Teens and the Law’ program in Cumberland County. The program is designed to educate youth on the criminal justice system and the law.


 


Education:


J.D. – Dickinson School of Law


B.A. – Dickinson College


 


Admissions:


All Pennsylvania courts; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania;  United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


 


Membership Affiliations:


Dauphin County Bar Association; Cumberland County Bar Association; Franklin County Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Government: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Lindsay Gingrich Maclay

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Lindsay Maclay Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Wayne S. Melnick

    I endorse Ms. Haggerty's work. Kara is a tireless advocate for her clients. She is extremely intelligent, well-prepared, and compassionate. She is recognized by her colleagues as one of the best family law attorneys in this area. I do not hesitate to recommend her to my own clients and friends.

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    Wayne Melnick State, Local And Municipal Law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Office of Chief Counsel, PA Board of Probation and Parole

1101 South Front Street, Suite 5100
Harrisburg, PA, 17104

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200105/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant Counsel, Board of Probation and ParoleOffice Of General Counsel, Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania2013 - Present
PartnerAbom & Kutulakis, L.L.P.2010 - 2013
Associate AttorneyAbom & Kutulakis, L.L.P.2002 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyCumberland County District Attorneys Office2000 - 2002
Juvenile Probation OfficerMontour County Juvenile Probation Office1994 - 1997
Adult Probation OfficerNorthumberland County Probation Office1993 - 1994

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cumberland County Bar AssociationChair, Family Law Section2010 - 2011
Cumberland County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice-Chair2008 - 2009
Professional Referral ExchangeN/A2007 - 2009
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Franklin County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJuris Doctor2001
Dickinson CollegeHistory and Political ScienceB.A.1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Dauphin County Lunch & LearnAdoptionN/A
Cumberland County Lunch & LearnAdoptionN/A