I have been in practice since 1992, and have a diverse legal background. Having started in general practice, I bring a wider background in real estate, bankruptcy, litigation, landlord/tenant, contracts, and insurance, which serves me well in my current practice which is now exclusively family law. I also have specialized knowledge in mental health issues, as well as domestic abuse and substance abuse, and often work with mental health professionals in those areas.
I am married with three daughters, and have lived in many states in my life, including Wisconsin, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, California, Virginia, (Washington, DC), and Georgia. But I have called Wisconsin home since 1993.
When I am not working or with my family, I am an active volunteer and fundraiser for my children's school and other non-profit organizations and charities.
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I endorse this lawyer. Karyn is a gifted attorney. She is always fully prepared and has absolute command of the necessary facts and history of the case. She strongly believes that negotiated resolutions that are mutually beneficial to all sides are not only possible, but preferable. Thus she seeks out solutions rather than conflict. Karyn is highly regarded and highly recommended.
Eric Zaeske Divorce & Separation Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Milwaukee Magazine||2013|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Milwaukee Magazine||2012|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Milwaukee Magazine||2011|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Outstanding Service to the Board||Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||2007|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Wisconsin SuperLawyer Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Family Law Attorney||Jacobson Legal Group||2004 - Present|
|Attorney||Zimmerman & Steber Legal Group||2000 - 2003|
|Attorney||Mingo & Yankala||1997 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin||President||2013 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Public Education Committee Chair||2005 - 2007|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2004 - Present|
|Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin||Member||2003 - Present|
|Association for Women Lawyers||Member||1994 - Present|
|Washington University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Pennsylvania||French/Russian language/literature||BA||1989|
|Domestic Violence Litigation: Practical and Legal Consequences||Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Representing Domestic Violence Victims||2011|
|Volunteer Lawyers Project||“Mediation and Negotiation in the Resolution of Custody and Placement Cases”||2010|
|Guardian ad Litem Training||“This Doesn’t Make Sense: Interpreting and Understanding the Behavior of the DV Client”||2009|
|Eight Annual Guardian Ad Litem Update||“Domestic Violence and Supervised Placement Issues"||2009|
|Domestic Abuse Seminar||"This Doesn’t Make Sense: Interpreting and Understanding the Behavior of the Domestic Violence Client and the Abuser”||2009|