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Jamie Karek is a founding partner of Commonwealth Law Group. She has been representing injured laborers for nearly a decade. As a former labor union member and the first in her family to go to college, she has seen first-hand the relationship between employer and employee and is dedicated to improving the Virginia system and protecting workers’ rights.
Jamie’s practice focuses on handling workers’ compensation cases. Jamie has represented hundreds of claimants before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, from settlements to hearings to appeals. She has also argued a number of appeals before the Court of Appeals of Virginia. In addition, Jamie represents various labor unions in arbitration proceedings against employers who have engaged in unfair labor practices.
After graduating from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, Jamie earned a Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She then earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. While there, she worked on the Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest and was honored with the Virginia AFL-CIO Workers’ Rights Scholarship as well as the Public Interest Law Association Pro Bono Award. She also served as Fundraising Chair for Phi Alpha Delta.
Jamie gives educational presentations to labor unions throughout the Commonwealth on the topics of workers’ compensation and the Family Medical Leave Act. She also volunteers her time at the Legal Aid Justice Center, where she represents employees pursuing unemployment claims before the Virginia Employment Commission. Jamie is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She is active in charities including Meals on Wheels and CARE animal rescue.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2005||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Injured Workers' Attorneys||Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group||2014|
|Partner||Commonwealth Law Group||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Legal Aid Justice Center of Virginia||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Geoff McDonald & Assoc.||2005 - 2014|
|Legal Intern||Virginia Department of Labor and Industry||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Phi Alpha Delta||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|State University of New York at Buffalo||Psychology||MS - Master of Science||2002|
|Canisius College||Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|