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Juliann Karenko

Litigation Attorney at Kemah, TX

4.4   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 16 years
    Michigan - MI 35 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details

About Juliann

Learn Juliann’s areas of practice.

Juliann Karenko has over two decades of experience. She focuses her entire practice on family law, including in issues surrounding divorce, child custody, alimony, and other litigation matters. Mr. Karenko is a dedicated attorney who is compassionate and knowledgeable in all areas of family law. She is well-versed in how the law is interpreted and applied in many different contexts. Known for her creative solutions, she works closely with each client to find practical and unique ways to resolve a dispute. Ms. Karenko is highly respected by her colleagues and trusted by numerous clients. 

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Location

The Karenko Law Firm PLLC
609 Bradford Ave
Suite 207
Kemah, TX, 77565

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Mindy | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pilot
Ms Karenko represented myself not only just, but strong and fierce. I was pleased with the outcome from the temporary orders, as well as the mediation. I strongly recommend Juliann Karenko as a divorce lawyer representative.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
RESULTS QUICKLY
Juliann Karenko did a fantastic job with my divorce. With the lawsuit she drew up I was able to get what I needed from my x-husband. He responded quickly due to the results if he did not abide by the orders. I received my divorce as soon as possible. Consequently, I have a new beginning.
Posted by Jon | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Juliann was open to listening to the situation and offering suggestions as to the best way to proceed for the best resolution for all concerned.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Post divorce
Great person. You can really tell that she genuinely cares about her clients and it’s not just a paycheck for her. Very compassionate and willing to go above and beyond.
Posted by William | September 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and beyond
I called Juliann not realizing that divorce cases have to be filed within the county of residence. I was unfortunately not able to hire her to represent me but Juliann went above and anything I could have expected from an attorney who had absolutely nothing to gain from helping me. She shared a wealth of good advice and information and subsequently helped me to find a competent attorney practicing in my county. If you are looking for a straight shooting, caring, and knowledgeable attorney, you could not do better than to hire Juliann William A.
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Posted by jodi | July 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dedicated Attorney
I was referred to Juliann by another attorney who knew I was facing an unexpected divorce. She immediately made me feel comfortable and assured with the upcoming process. To date, she has been dedicated to my cause during a very difficult time in my life. In short, she is awesome.
Posted by Jack | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Juliann was excellent, expedient, and process oriented in our completion of our divorce case. I would highly recommend her to anyone entering into a divorce!
Posted by Lisbeth | April 18, 2015
Dedicated Family Law Attorney
I would like to highly recommend Juliann K. Karenko, PA. In the past three years, Juliann demonstrated her tenacity, dedication and unequivocal ethics in handling my case; exemplary of a seasoned attorney. She guided me through legalities with transparency, compassion and resolve easing a very tumultuous season in my life. We are very thankful to you, Juliann, for all your help and dedication!
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Posted by Fred | February 16, 2015
The most exceptional legal team
I became a client of Karenko Law Firm to seek legal support in January 2014. Throughout the legal process of my divorce, Ms. Karenko not only walked me through the day to day procedures and provided me with weekly up-dates, but also gave me the confidence that having The Karenko Law Firm’s winning team at my corner would safeguard my future. Ms. Karenko and her team did not just process my family dispute, from the very first day, I was treated as a member of their own family and they ran extra million miles to make sure their client is legally protected. Her Team, especially well educated and professional Ms. Kay Schnake, provided me with accurate legal advice during the past 12 months. They supported me to make sure that I made the right decisions. Ms. Karenko and her team have proven themselves to be exceptionally dependable when it comes to serving their clients. I highly recommend them, feeling they would be an outstanding asset to anybody seeking legal assistance. Please feel free to contact me with your questions.
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Posted by David | January 22, 2015
Excellent Lawyer who sticks by you
Juliann is handling my divorce and subsequent legal hearings, motions, etc. She has been excellent in all aspects. Her professionalism, determination and dedication to my case have been beyond reproach. When I was looking for a lawyer she came highly recommended and has not disappointed. Whether in the courtroom or outside of it, she has worked diligently to ensure I was represented at the utmost level. Her recommendations for vocational evaluation, and other professionals have been crucial to the case. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Luc | October 10, 2014
Excellent lawyer for divorce
My divorce was a complicated case with two teenagers, an ex-wife that wanted to relocate in a different country, refusing to work full time and asking for alimony and child support. My lawyer guided me all along the 20 months process and as a result I am a happy divorced man with my children staying here and half of the time with me. My ex hired three different lawyers meanwhile. I strongly recommend Juliann if you want to divorce and keep your sanity!
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2014
Referring Juliann Karenko
I was referred to Julian Karenko and had total attention from her and Elizabeth Fleites (Legal Assistant) during my legal consultation. They gave me total confidence on myself and on my case. We worked together throughout the whole process and in every single step. All the best for them.
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2013
Caring Attorney
This lawyer represented my brother in a custody dispute and he received sole custody of his daughter. He was 100% satisfied! She fights for her clients; she cares about her clients. Any questions we had were always timely responded to. I would absolutely recommend this attorney to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2013
Definitely Hire this lawyer if you can
Ms. Karenko is an outstanding lawyer. I had a very difficult and complex divorce and she was wonderful. She is caring and has an excellent reputation with other lawyers and Judges. I cannot imagine why anyone would suggest she is considered a "hack". She has exactly the opposite reputation in the community. Some people are never happy with their lawyers because they do not cooperate with them or tell the truth.
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Posted by Suzanne | February 25, 2013
Trustworty
I was going through a nasty child custody/support case. Juliann was a lifesaver when I was going through this stressful time. She told me what my legal options were and we went over what my priorities were. What I truly appreciated was that she was upfront with me and told me the way it was and fought hard for me. I wouldn't hesitate in hiring her again if need be nor recommending her. You can't go wrong.
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Posted by Kareline | May 7, 2014
Think the hack review may have some truth!
We did a phone consultation she quoted me her fees and her retainer of $5000. I initially felt good about Mrs. Karenko even though she was not as clear as my current attorney about her strategy in my multi jurisdictional child custody case. In literally 5 days she sent me an email advising her retainer had gone from $5000 to $20,000 needless to say I did not proceed Mrs. Kareno.
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Response from Juliann Karenko June 24, 2014
This person was never a client of mine
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very unprofessional
Retainer’s fee is $7,000 dollars and more and you will owe over 10 grand even if she does nothing with your case, she makes sure that the money given to her for a retainer fee does not come back to you and she will say that you owe some how. She mistaken’s your case for other cases because yours does not matter. She does not care about your case once she gets the retainer fee. Does not answer emails. Or calls. Find a lawyer who genuinely cares. And wants to get your child back and wants to help you. This lawyer takes money and does nothing for you. Very money hungry. Excessive fake fees and Fake billing statements. Now I am having to dispute her and her billing in court.
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Posted by Mark | October 28, 2012
Worst decision of my life hiring this hack
This attorney has no interest in solving your divorce until she has spent your life earnings. She is more interested in using your financial disclosure to determine how much gain she can expect. She intentionally uses hostile tactics to get both parties agitated, so she can prolong the process for her personal gain. Stay away, even her peers call her a hack.
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Response from Juliann Karenko July 25, 2018
This client did not finish his divorce case with me. Another attorney took it over. Any complaints should be with them.
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Cost

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

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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Reprimand issued in MI, 2018
updated on 07/19/2018

Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Suspension issued in TX, 2018
updated on 03/15/2019

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Suspension issued in FL, 2017
updated on 12/19/2017

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Karenko Law Firm P.L.L.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Of Counsel handled Family Law Division of Firm
  • Mills Shirley, LLP
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • 1989
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • The Texas Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • The Galveston County Family Bar
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Brandon Bar Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Contribution Award
  • The Galveston County Family Bar
  • 2011
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Juliann
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As opposing counsel in a case with Ms. Karenko, I found her to be an honorable and well-prepare attorney. Working together we resolved the case without the need for a costly and protracted litigation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She was very attentive to her case and focused on her client's wishes."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Juliann for well over 10 years. We also shared office space together for about 2 years. Juliann is a caring, very smart, family law attorney. She works hard to make a difficult process as easy as possible for her clients, and she does her best to get the best results for her clients."
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Kemah Litigation Lawyer Juliann Karenko
Juliann Karenko
Litigation Attorney
Kemah, TX
Licensed for 35 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details