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Karen is a partner at Tarrant & Liska, PLLC. She graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in 1970, and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1973. She practiced law for over four years with a medium-sized Chicago firm, Friedman & Koven, in their litigation department. She has practiced law in Minnesota since 1977, and was an associate and partner with the firm Brown, Stolpestad and Smith in Saint Paul until 1982. Since 1982, she operated her own firm or has been a partner with Tarrant & Liska, PLLC.

Karen is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association. She has volunteered with the Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services since 1977. She was a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and received their Life Time Achievement Award in 2005.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%

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Tarrant & Liska, PLLC

1539 Grand Av
St Paul, MN, 55105

1539 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN, 55105



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Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Carleton CollegeN/AN/A1970