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Karen B. Soren

Divorce and separation Attorney at Staten Island, NY

4.8   29 reviews

also known as Soren Law Group, PLLC (718) 395-9666


Licensed for 26 years

Virtual consultation available

About Karen

Learn Karen’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Contested and uncontested divorce, separation agreements, pre & post nuptial agreements, enforcement of divorce judgments

    27 years

  2. Adoption
    20%
    Step parent and second parent adoptions

    27 years

  3. Child support
    20%
    Child support, spousal support and enforcement of orders of support, modification of orders of support

    27 years

  4. Family
    20%
    All areas of Family Law practice, including child support, child support arrears, modification and domestic violence

    27 years

The Staten Island matrimonial attorneys at Soren Law Group, PLLC provide straightforward legal solutions to clients with challenging Family Law issues.

 

Karen Soren has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work.  She has practiced exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law for almost 20 years and has represented clients in hundreds of cases in New York City. 

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice

Avvo

Licensed for 26 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1996
Updated 07/09/2022
State NJ
Status License Administratively Revoked
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Karen

SOREN LAW GROUP, PLLC
One Edgewater Plaza
Suite 304
Staten Island, NY, 10305

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Karen received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong, dependable, and extremely intelligent
Karen is a very strong, dependable, and extremely intelligent attorney. She helped navigate me during the divorce process although at times it was difficult. Karen is highly knowledgeable, professional, and very client service-focused. She gave me great advice, stayed on top of things, explained everything very clearly to me, and even dealt with me well when I got emotional. She is also able to identify issues while advocating persuasively and successfully which is key in obtaining a favorable result. I’m impressed with her advocacy skills and would have her represent me in the future for all my family law needs. Karen took time to hear my concerns and clearly, concisely outlined all the different courses of action including the positives and negatives with each choice. Furthermore, Karen and her staff always responded to me in a timely manner. I could not have asked for better representation, and working with Karen was incredibly easy, and the least stressful part of a very difficult, painful event in my life. Without hesitation, I give Karen Soren my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Danielle | April 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I hired Karen three years ago for my divorce. It was best decision I made because she was with me the through entire process. My divorce took forever because of Covid and my ex husband lawyer taking forever to review his case and follow up to emails and calls Karen made to his lawyer. She was on top of everything from day one. She was always telling me to take it easy and she will handle everything with the case. I love that Karen was in contact with me about my case through the entire three years. She was easy to contact and she returned calls and emails right away. She always kept me updated on all the details with my case and her contact with my ex husband’s lawyer. She is very diligent, caring and hard working lawyer. She is always looking at the best interest of her client. She always answered any of my questions and concerns about the case and explained everything to me. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone who needs a divorce attorney. She’s one the best divorce lawyers in Staten Island.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgable, offers all relevant information
Mrs. Soren is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of law. She was able to defend me in ways that were pure facts in the branches of law, and I won.
Posted by John | April 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Karen has been my family attorney. She is tough, reasonable and diligent. She is very well versed in her case law and has very honed courtroom skills. I've always felt more than confident with karen representing me.
Posted by Fernando | December 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Professional
My wife and I contacted Karen about a legal matter and we are very happy we did. She was very professional and detailed about the steps to take in order to achieve the outcome we wanted. She followed through and thanks to her the issue was resolved in our favor. We couldn’t have found a better attorney than her!
Posted by Andrea | April 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ultimate Professional and Extremely Knowledgeable
Me and my family have used KAREN Soren for consultation on various family matters. She is very knowledgeable in her field, and advises with a strong, yet caring manner. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Tom | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Six Stars If I Could. Look No Further and Trust Her Guidance.
Karen made a trying time go as smoothly as one could hope for. Her willingness to listen, provide feedback and consider the totality of a particular situation, shaped each interaction we had. Her caring demeanor and her extensive knowledge were consistently evident. After an initial meeting with Karen, I was confident that I found a true professional, and that everything would work out well. Hiring Karen to represent me was the best decision that I could have made. Karen, along with her staff; were accessible, prompt, and always went the extra mile to ensure that I was thoroughly informed during this entire process. I am fortunate to have had Karen on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My iron fist in a velvet glove
Karen was fantastic. She navigated me through both the emotional and legal aspects of my divorce brilliantly. She kept me focused and away from petty things (what will you really care about five years from now?) which significantly kept up my emotional health during the process. She was razor sharp on points of law and so calm that the other side was unable to disagree. My ex paid as much to his attorney but I saw how significantly much more value I received. I am so grateful that Karen was my attorney.
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Posted by Kashan | February 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and extremely helpful
I got legal assistance from Karen Soren about my family case. It was a very nice experience. She is extremely helpful, friendly and resolved my matter quickly as she promised. Also, the legal cost is very reasonable. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Beverly | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THANKS KAREN!
Karen took over my case when my previous lawyer did not work out and stole my money! I should gone to KAREN first. She was fantastic to work with. Karen helped my family adopt our beautiful son and made the process a wonderful celebration. She also guided us in the process of recovering funds from our previous attorney. Karen is smart, fast, and tough as nails. I talked with 3 other attorneys before choosing Karen and I couldn't be happier with my decision.
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Posted by Andrea | April 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Astute and Informative
Karen Soren provided direction as well as sound advice for any future course of action regarding our particular family matter. I would highly recommend this attorney for consultation and or representation.
Posted by marion mulholland (doloughty) | October 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Karen Soren pension payment
I contacted Karen after 12 years about a pension payment that was to come to me from my X husband directly and he had stopped payments. Karen had my papers within minutes and handled the situation the best way without having to go to S.I. N.Y. after moving to Florida. He has started to make payments again. She is very special.
Posted by Angelic | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and firm
Karen understands human behavior. As my legal advisor and representative she helped me focus on the facts without disregarding the emotions. She is exceptionally intelligent and professional.
Posted by Frank | June 29, 2015
Extremely Knowledgable, Proficient and Diligent
I've worked with Karen before and found her tenacity, diligence and preparation second to none. Her ability to pierce through the issues, stay focused on the task and identify her clients needs left me feeling confident and secure in my working with her. In a difficult situation, her preparation gives me the confidence to move forward. I highly recommend Karen and her services whenever I have a friend or associate who is having some challenges in their marriage.
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Posted by dmitryaltman2 | March 27, 2015
Outstanding attorney
Have nothing but good things to say about Karen. All the ratings listed reflect the highest standard, in my opinion. I switched to Karen, after being disappointed with my previous attorney and it was, by far, the best decision I made. The things I found out from her, suggestions and directions I was given made me feel both protected and confident in my representation. She's smart, calm, calculated, but at the same time aggressive when she needs to be - the qualities, I think, make Karen a great attorney.
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Posted by Debra | March 26, 2015
The best
Karen was incredible with a good friend. My friend went to several other attorneys and was not happy with any of them. Being a lawyer herself, she had high expectations. I asked several friends (who are also attorneys) who they thought was the absolute best divorce attorney on Staten Island and every one them came back with Karen's name. My friend could not have been happier with her result. If you want the best result possible when you are faced with a divorce situation , Karen is the person to call.
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Posted by Tara | January 19, 2015
Top recommendation
I highly recommend Karen Soren as an attorney. What stands out most to me about my services from Karen is how her seasoned experience enabled her to anticipate and prepare me for a satisfactory outcome in my favor. I greatly appreciated her impeccable attention to detail and ease with communication. Karen has a special skill for taking complicated legal matters and translating into layman terms. I noticed how other attorney's involved in my case responded to her that she commands great respect.
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Posted by Kamillah | January 12, 2015
Karen is an Attorney You Can Trust!
I was referred to Soren Law Firm by a colleague of mine who told me he didn't choose Karen Soren to represent him in his divorce, but wish he had! I hired Ms. Soren to handle a family court matter in 2014, and I was extremely satisified with her services. She was responsive, very knowledgeable of the law and kept me calm and informed. She's tells you like it is, and fights for you at every turn. Ms. Soren speaks softly and carries a very big stick.
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Posted by Diane | January 8, 2015
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Karen is an attorney who is not only extremely knowledgeable in all matters related to divorce, she is a responsible, reliable, and dedicated attorney. For Karen, representing her client is not something she does without being willing to offer time, and dedication to a case. She has a keen awareness of all aspects of divorce, including both the legal aspect, but also, how highly emotional this can be for people. I would recommend no other attorney for issues related to divorce or family matters. The people I have recommended to Karen have had the same experience as I have....impressed by her dedication, professionalism and knowledge.
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Posted by Nicole | January 7, 2015
Expert Advice
I reached out to Karen Soren for a number of Legal Matters. She has always been extremely professional and highly knowledgeable. After our meeting she sent me further information, pertaining to my situation, she thought I would find interesting Karen has always made me feel very comfortable and reassured and to me that is priceless. I recommend Karen Soren to anyone seeking legal advice.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Soren Law Group, PLLC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Russo, Fusco, Scamardello & D'Amato
  • 1996 - 1999

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • B.S.W.
  • 1991

Associations

  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Judicial Screening Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Staten Island Women's Bar Assocation
  • Director, Women's Bar Assocation State of New York
  • 2018 - Present
  • Staten Island Women's Bar Association
  • Co-chair Family Law Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • BNI, High Achievers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Staten Island Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Historic Tappan Park
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Staten Island Collaborative Law Group
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Van Duzer Civic Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • BNI High Achievers
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Vermont Nature Conservancy
  • Board Member, President
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Staten Island Mental Health Society
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Staten Island Council on Domestic Violence
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had several cases against Ms. Soren through the years, and I wholeheartedly endorse her. She is thoroughly knowledgeable in the law, takes a pragmatic approach to her cases, and fights aggressively for her clients when necessary."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Soren is well respected by both her colleagues and her clients. I have observed her both in the courtroom and in office settings. In all instances she has demonstrated herself as someone who is able to handle intricate legal issues. She advocates strongly for her clients and achieves wonderful results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Karen is by far the best divorce attorney I have ever encountered."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is an excellent Matrimonial attorney and she serves her clients well. I would refer her a matrimonia law, family law or adoption client in a heartbeat. I have referred cases to her in the past and my clients were very pleased with her."
Divorce and separation

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Staten Island Divorce and separation Lawyer Karen B. Soren
Karen B. Soren
Divorce and separation Attorney
Staten Island, NY
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available