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Karen Roberts Washington

Mediation Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1984
    Eligible to Practice in Texas 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. Mediation

    33 years, 1,100 cases

  2. Arbitration

    29 years, 80 cases

  3. Probate

    25 years

  4. Employment and labor
    This practice area includes contract and tort issues, discrimination and sexual harassment.

    35 years

  5. Litigation

    40 years

  6. Discrimination

    31 years

  7. Estate planning

    25 years

  8. Sexual harassment

    31 years

For over 20 years, I have helped individuals and businesses navigate through the complexities of the law. I use a practical, results oriented approach. I have varied experience working with businesses doing legal work consistent with representation of an ongoing concern. I also have considerable experience on both sides of the docket (plaintiff and defendant) in business and employment matters in state and federal courts.
Special areas of interest/experience include:
DOL audits
Negotiation, mediation and arbitration
Other areas of practice:
Wills and probate

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Roberts Washington Firm
4925 Greenville Avenue
Energy Square I, Ste. 200
Dallas, TX, 75206

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5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Lee | May 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Over the past few years, Karen Washington has helped with several legal matters and complicated forms for different providers and agencies I was dealing with because of my elderly mother's health and well-being issues. Karen was an excellent source of invaluable information. She was very knowledgeable and thorough, and she explained every detail in an understandable way. She was also caring and compassionate about our situation and our needs. She consistently demonstrated, through her work and regular communications with us, that she was trustworthy and reliable. Working with her gave us the peace of mind that everything was being taken care of in a professional and legally sound manner. Through her high-quality work, she made a difficult time much easier on our family. I highly recommend Karen Washington.
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Response from Karen Washington November 12, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad it all worked well for you.
Posted by Bob | May 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law Services
Karen Washington has been our go-to attorney for some time. Over the years she has handled each matter with professionalism and integrity. Her legal acumen is exceptional, and she has never disappointed me or any member of my family. Her standing in the legal community is stellar. She has become a trusted counselor and friend. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Response from Karen Washington May 23, 2020
Thank you so much. As you know, I handle what I can and refer you to others when appropriate, but I'm glad that you have the confidence in me to call me first.
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Gets it Done!
Knowledgeable, professional, reasonable... She does the work, values the individual/client and gets the job done. A go-to source every time. If she can't take your case, she'll know someone who can. She has saved us a fortune on legal fees. The consummate professional!
Posted by Pam | October 21, 2010
My "Go To" lawyer
Ms. Washington has represented us for over 7 years doing a variety of types of work. In every instance we have found her advice to be invaluable and has saved our company a lot of money. Her practical, results-oriented approach is refreshing. If she can't help me, she knows who can.


  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Thorpe, Hatcher & Washington PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Affiliate Professor
  • UNT School of Law
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Certified Independent Hearing Examiner
  • Texas Education Agency
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Southern Methodist University, Center For Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Adjunct Professor
  • El Centro College
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Partner
  • Thorpe, Hatcher & Washington LLP
  • 1993 - 2008
  • Shareholder
  • Godwin & Carlton, PC
  • 1986 - 1993
  • Attorney
  • Dallas City Attorney's Office
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Briefing Attorney
  • 5th District Court of Appeals
  • 1984 - 1985
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  • University of Texas
  • 1984
  • Texas Tech University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Business Divorce
  • After heated litigation, settled
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Settled for 6 figures prior to trial
  • Contested Guardianship
  • Case dismissed.


  • National Employment Lawyers Association - DFW Chapter
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Judiciary Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitration and Mediation panel member
  • 2015 - Present
  • William "Mac" Taylor Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2003 - Present
  • Uniform Laws Commission
  • Commissioner - State of Texas
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 1984 - Present
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Law Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • Higginbotham American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 1997 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Pro Bono Lawyer
  • Legal Services of North Texas
  • N/A
  • Community Service Superstar
  • Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas
  • N/A


  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Texas Wage and Hour Law Update
  • 1999
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • 3 Headed Monster
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Employment Lawyers Association
  • Effective Mediation in Employment Cases
  • 2013
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Uniform Mediation Act
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Mediation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've mediated some tough cases with Karen Washington, both as Plaintiff's attorney and as Defendant's attorney. Even when it seemed impossible to bridge the gap on the disputes, Karen was able to guide the cases to a settlement--saving everyone time and money. Karen is objective, personable, and highly creative! I strongly endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is fully-engaged but even-keeled. She has a depth of experience in handling employment matters that few others in North Texas have. Yet she does not just fall back on that experience alone -- she leads in studying and teaching new developments of employment law itself. No small feat given that the practice of employment law is a practice in complex litigation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Washington is a great choice for any person facing an employment issue."

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Dallas Mediation Lawyer Karen Roberts Washington
Karen Roberts Washington
Mediation Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 39 years
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