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Karen Ilene Rose

About me

I am a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange Counties.  I was a public defender in Riverside and Orange Counties and conducted numerous jury trials.  I have also conducted and won numerous hearings on Motions to Suppress Evidence, Motions In-Limine, Probation Violation Hearings and many others.  I worked with prosecutors to get great deals for my clients. 


While working for the Riverside Public Defender's Office, I worked in Juvenile Delinquency Court.  I represented juveniles who were accused of misdemeanor and felony crimes and conducted numerous trials in Delinquency Court.


I also practice Dependency Law, also known as Juvenile Law.  I represent parents, guardians and caretakers who are being investigated for abuse or neglect of a child in their care.  If DCFS is investigating, please call me.  In addition, relative caregivers need to pursue adoption or guardianship in many cases which could avoid Dependency Court altogether.  My goal is to keep the family together or put the child with relatives and get services to help you reunite with your family.





Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    11 years, 35 cases
  2. Family: 25%
    5 years, 20 cases
  3. Child Abuse: 20%
    11 years, 35 cases
  4. Juvenile: 20%
    8 years, 15 cases
  5. Expungement: 10%
    9 years, 10 cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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    Scott Kosner Family Attorney
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  • Peter John Marek

    There are givers and takers and Karen is a giver. 17 years of experience with five as a public defender, a judges clerk and a great deal of indigent representation all point to her giving persuasion. She continues that through her pro bono contributions here. Her knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation.


    Peter Marek Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Karen I. Rose

11500 Olympic Blvd.
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA, 90064


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Karen I. Rose2013 - 2013
AttorneyLos Angeles Dependency Lawyers2007 - 2011
AttorneyIndigent Criminal Defense Appointment Panel2003 - 2004
Public DefenderRiverside Public Defender Offices1998 - 2003
Law ClerkU.S. Federal District Judge1995 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
TEN Esquire NetworkModerator2014 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
WLALAMember2012 - 2013
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2012 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LA Talk RadioDependency & Guardianship2014