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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    30 years
  2. Elder Law: 40%
    20 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    25 years


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  • John P. DiBartolo

    I endorse Karen without reservation. I could have written this in the client section as well as Karen drafted my own estate paperwork. I gladly refer clients to Karen for elder law and estate planning. She is meticulous, thoughtful and smart.


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Contact info

Jackson & Torrone, PC

573 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA, 01040-9515


MINot authorized to practice-Administrative197808/04/2016
CANot Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)197805/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Third Best law firm in the Pioneer ValleyThe Advocate2010
BV Rated 2010Martindale-Hubbell2010
BV Rated 2009Martindale-Hubbell2009
Certificate of CommendationVolunteers Lawyers Service, Massachusetts Justice Project2009
Third Best law firm in the Pioneer ValleyThe Advocate2008
BV Rated 2008Martindale-Hubbell2008
BV Rated 2007Martindale-Hubbell2007
BV Rated 2006Martindale-Hubbell2006
BV Rated 2005Martindale-Hubbell2005
BV Rated 2004Martindale-Hubbell2004
BV Rated 2003Martindale-Hubbell2003
BV Rated 2002Martindale-Hubbell2002
In Grateful AppreciationAlzheimer's Association1999
Excellence in Remedies IIAmerican Jurisprudence1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/majority shareholderJackson & Torrone, PC2005 - 2015
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Karen G. Jackson1996 - 2005
AttorneyRichard Howland Law Office1994 - 1996
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Karen G. Jackson1986 - 1993
AttorneyLaw Office of Lowell Blumberg1983 - 1986
AttorneyArmenta & Yanes1978 - 1982
Law ClerkUnion Oil Corporation1976 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Western Massachusetts Elder Professionals Assoc.Member2010 - Present
Holyoke Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Greater SpringfieldMember2008 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1999 - Present
Hampshire County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Upper Michigan Legal Institute CommitteeMember1986 - 1993
Forty-Sixth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Real Property Law SectionMember1985 - 1993
Forty-Sixth Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationPresident1984 - 1986
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Medicaid PlanningSuccess
Adult GuardianshipProtection for elder by providing essential services.
In Re (Impounded)Success:protecting adult suffering Alzheimer's
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteAsset Preservation, Hearings, and Other Complex Medicaid Challenges2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of California - Los Angelesquantitative psychologyAB1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
See web siteSee web site for recent speaking engagements2016
Williamsburg Council on AgingSimple Steps to Avoid Financial Catastrophe2011
Northampton Rotary ClubSpecial Needs Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, and other underutilized trusts2011
Northampton Lions ClubSimple methods in estate planning to avoid post-death problems2011
Holyoke Visiting NursesTips to avoid messy problems down the road2011
Holyoke Community CollegeSeries of Classes on Elder Law2011
Northampton Education FoundationEstate Planning for Charitable Donors2010
BayState Mary Lane HospitalHealth Care Proxies, Durable power of Attorneys, Living Wills, and Wills2010
Alzheimer's AssociationMedicaid Planning, Guardianships, and the basic Estate Plan2010
NBI 90 Minute national teleconferenceAsset Preservation/Medicaid Planning2009
NBI Probate Litigation and Ethics segmentsOddities and Challenges in Probate Law2008
Holyoke Council on AgingEstate Planning to Avoid Pitfalls Down the RoadN/A