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Karen M. Authement

Personal injury Attorney at Severna Park, MD

4.9   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    Maryland - MD 19 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Karen

Learn Karen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    motor vehicle collisions

    19 years, 52 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Auto and work injuries

  3. Wills and living wills
    wills, trusts, estate planning and administration

    14 years, 35 cases

  4. Workers compensation
    work related injuries

    13 years, 55 cases

I opened the KMA Law Office in 2010 as a general practice firm that focuses on: automobile and work injury claims; and wills, trusts, estate planning and probate administration. KMA Law Office is a full service law firm which also assists individuals and business in the areas of foreclosures and debt collections.

I stay on top of the current issues and changes in the law with continuing legal education seminars on a regular basis. I started working in the legal legal profession over 20 years, as a paralegal in 1990, working with attorneys in the areas of criminal law, family law, personal injury and medical malpractice. 

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KMA Law Office
540 Ritchie Highway
Suite 201
Severna Park, MD, 21146


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Posted by Joyce | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Driven
I had the pleasure of working with Karen and not only is she great at her job but Karen is dedicated and passionate about her client(s). I will always work with her and recommend Karen to others that need legal assistance. Not only did I find a experienced hard working lawyer but I also found a friend. I was never disappointed during our time together when we were working on my case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2014
thank u & u welcome :)
The best, most down to earth legal, lawyer.... I have ever known. I am a firm believer,... " you get what you pay for". Thanks Karen. It won't let me put everything you have done for us up there, so everyone, let me just say, "It's a lot more then just child custody". Thanks again... :) J. Carle.
Posted by David | October 5, 2014
Fierce advocate, business advisor and counselor to her clients.
I was very pleased with Ms. Authement and her firms representation of me. She was a fierce advocate for my protection and well being. She stood her ground protecting my assets and fought for the results we wanted to see in the case. Frankly she saved me from myself in the end advising me it was time to settle, when I wanted to keep rolling on. She has also set up a company for me taking care of the license, trade name and federal tax id number. There was no doubt in my mind I got my moneys worth in the end every time with her. At no time did Karen ever refuse my calls, was late to return them, or treated me like I was not the most important thing on her list when I reached out to her. I am very happy to recommend her. In fact I have recommended several clients to her that have expressed back to me their satisfaction with her services.
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Posted by Terry | October 5, 2014
Awesome Attorney
I went through 4 attorneys before I met Karen. She did more for me in 2 days then all the other attorneys tried to do in 6 years. She and Traci will get the job done! They always answer the phone and NEVER leave you hanging! Trust me they are the best!
Posted by Linda | October 3, 2014
Karen Authement, Esq is an attorney you can trust
I highly recommend Karen Authement as an attorney. She handled my aunt's guardianship case, which was not an easy case to handle in the county it was in, and made my life a lot easier.
Posted by Hillary | February 21, 2013
A Great Lawyer Who Cares
Working with Karen was a pleasure she was very sensitive to my needs as a client and beyond. Karen was very determined and unrelenting when it came to handling my case. After such a long time and several other lawyers I finally found someone who would fight for me and my cause. So many other lawyers are more concerned with the easy route and Karen met things head on with enthusiasm. I will certainly continue to use Karen when needed and would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by John Reid | December 29, 2010
Honest and Professional Advocate
I have referred several cases to Karen Authement over the years. I have found her to be extremely diligent, hard-working and honest. Karen knows how to get results and is very sensitive to the client's goals. I would strongly recommend Karen in civil litigation, personal injury or any other trial related matters.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2014
Won my security deposit and damages from my landlord
Karen did an excellent job in gathering information from me, and other sources. Her presentation to the court of reason for the dispute was comprehensive. Ms. Authement won the case against a very difficult landlord.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • KMA Law Office
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Associate
  • Law Offices of Heidi S. Kenny, LLC
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Jerome J. Seidenman, PA
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Paralegal- law clerk
  • Jerome J. Seidenman PA
  • 1996 - 2004
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  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Baltimore
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Young Lawyers Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • BWI Business Professionals luncheon
  • Business receivables
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is one of the most highly capable attorneys that I have worked with or against. She is knowledgeable and is communicative with her clients. I have referred clients to Karen and each person was pleased with the outcome of their situation."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen spent nearly a decade in the profession before becoming a lawyer. As someone who did the same, I understand how valuable that is to a lawyer. She knows how to do everything in every case she handles, and you can be confident that she will not just delegate or "dump off" the tedious tasks to low level employees that may overlook the finer and more important details in your matter. A great client advocate who keeps herself on point with all relevant updates in the law, as a member of several important organizations."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Ms. Authement for several years on real property tax matters. During that time, her professionalism, subject matter knowledge, writing and advocacy skills were always on display. I endorse her unhesitatingly to any seeking a skilled, intelligent advocate to represent their interests."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is professional and knowledgable"
Car accident Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ms. Authment as an incredibly knowledgeable attorney in the Maryland area. She works tirelessly to ensure every avenue is explored and every source of recovery pursued for her clients. If you have chosen Ms. Authment as your attorney, you will not be disappointed!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Authement is a diligent and detailed oriented lawyer that finds resourceful methods to solve legal problems. As an attorney I have known Ms. Authement for many years, and have observed her work first hand. Without hesitation I would recommend her services to anyone requiring sound legal guidance. In my estimation, there are few lawyers with such discipline and devotion to ensuring value for clients."
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