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Steven J. Karen

Personal injury Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.4   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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I was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1992 . I am admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Nevada I am admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Federal Court), The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Shortly after I moved to Las Vegas I met and married my wife Cheryl Karen. We have three children. We are very involved in the Las Vegas Jewish Community. We attend services regularly at Chabad of Southern Nevada. I have been actively practicing law in Las Vegas for over 20 years. I am a solo practitioner. I enjoy running my own business, and I like being an attorney. I am well known in the local courts. I go to court nearly every day. You can go to the Clark County website case search and type in my name under attorneys to see the kinds of cases I have handled in District Court. It will show too many cases to display, but you can get a good idea that I have handled lots of serious cases.  I graduated law school from Whittier College School of Law in 1992 in the top 20% of my class. Back then it was located in Los Angeles near Hancock Park. Now it is in Orange County. I graduated college from California State University San Bernardino in 1989. I had three college scholarships and I was a national essay contest winner. I grew up in San Bernardino. I graduated from San Gorgonio High School. In addition to being a full time attorney I am a part time District Court Judge (pro tempore) since 2007. That means that I preside as a judge over civil cases worth up to $50,. I have presided over several jury trials and bench trials. I have been a traffic court referee for Las Vegas Justice Court. I have presided over the Justice Court traffic sessions for attorneys. I have also been a small claims court Judge from 2005-2012. I am also a District Court Arbitrator.
I am an attorney member of the Union Privilege Legal Services Plan. I am pleased to announce that I have represented Union Members for over 20 years. To get on this plan I had to be nominated by a local union and voted on by the union members every year. I identify with working people. I worked my way thru school and was a member of the Teamsters Union when I worked in a pipe manufacturing plant during the summer break from college. I have handled all kinds of serious cases from amputation injuries to wrongful death . I enjoy challenges and I am willing to go to trial when needed.  I enjoy helping people. I understand that bad things can happen to good people. 


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Law Office of Steven J. Karen
2810 West Charelston, Suite H82
Las Vegas, NV, 89102


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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend him!
Mr Karen recently handled my personal injury case. He is exceptionally professional, extremely thorough, and through the whole process I felt he truly worked towards my best interest. He is extremely knowledgeable, diligent and for those of you that think all lawyers are unethical and just out for a buck, you need to meet Mr Karen. He answered all my phone calls, and when I had questions, he explained things to me in terms I could understand, and always treated me with kindness, respect and compassion. He certainly knows the law, and what he doesn't know, he will find out in order to do his job to his own exacting standards. I never felt like a number, and his paralegal, Linda, is amazing as well. Thank you both for all your hard work!
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
24 Karat
Karen is 24 Karat! Steven J. Karen is equivalent to 24 Karat Gold! I had a very convoluted automobile accident. Mr. Karen's continuous hard work prevailed for a considerable outcome. I Highly recommend for any-all of your legal needs.
Posted by Shelby | October 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He is the best
Steven cleared up my warrants and went to court for me and I was not living in Nevada. He really is the best lawyer in Vegas. I would recommend him to any and everyone.
Posted by Michael Eilat | March 12, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
I think Steve Karen is a great Lawyer. He won my case and got me the max amount . I would never use another attorney ,he set the bar pretty high. Thanks Steve
Posted by Tory | August 30, 2012
Great lawyer!
Steve is one of the best lawyers around! He got my case completely dismissed and through the whole process was very professional! Walking through the courthouse all of the judges and attorneys knew him and highly respected him! I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2011
wonderful lawyer
I highly reccomend Steven J Karen, he is a great lawyer. he did a great job handling my car accident.
Posted by Julian | July 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Gave me more problems than I had before
Steve gave me the wrong time for me to show up to court and now I have to motion the case and now I look bad for missing the time because this attonery couldn't get it right. Wish I would've never picked this attonery.
Response from Steven Karen November 15, 2018
Dear Julian: I do not recall anything like this happening. You did not give your full name, so i am not sure who you are. Please call me at 702-382-9307 or email me at [email protected]. So that I can try to resolve this issue with you. Sincerely, Steven Karen
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • Eighth Judicial District Court
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • Arbitrator, Eighth Judicial Court
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Solo Practioner Private Practice
  • 1992 - Present
  • Referee
  • Small Claims Court
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Potter Law Offices
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Law Office of Thomas E. Pitaro
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cancer misdiagnosis results in $2.5 million verdict
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  • Union Plus Legal Services
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Top Law Firm
  • Global Law Experts
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Boutique Medical Malpractice Law firm of the Year in Nevada
  • Corporate INTL
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers 2014:
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • UNLV
  • Law Practice Managment
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve has a strong reputation as an aggressive and knowledgeable Tort Litigator. He genuinely cares about his clients and is known for his ability handle both simple and complex injury claims. I respect Steven as an person and endorse him without reservation as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Steve for over 20 years and knows that he cares about his clients and always strives to his very best for his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Karen is smart and hard working. He is honest and ethical, which are great qualities all lawyers should have in practice. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Karen is a hard working lawyer who serves his clients well."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Las Vegas Personal injury Lawyer Steven J. Karen
Steven J. Karen
Personal injury Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 31 years
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