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Karen A Klein

Employment and labor Attorney at Bainbridge Island, WA

5.0   31 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 38 years
    Wisconsin - WI 41 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Karen

Learn Karen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    55%
    Severance, NDA, non-compete, wrongful termination

  2. Business
    25%
    Setting up your business, buying or selling your business.

  3. Contracts and agreements
    20%

 I am an experienced attorney and entrepreneur who achieves results through collaboration, tenacity, and perseverance. I am committed to supporting clients' needs, while ensuring that business needs drive solutions. 

 

My legal experience includes substantial litigation, employment, social media, and commercial transactions' work. I have tried more than 75 cases to verdicts. 

  

I enjoy applying my legal background and creative problem-solving skills to solving business and legal challenges.  I work with both individuals and companies to advise, consult and help resolve business and employment issues.

 

I live my life based on the principles of honesty, integrity, and loyalty, always striving to make a difference in the lives of others. Whether it is volunteering to help 2nd graders read at Suquamish Elementary or serving on the Executive Board of a State Bar section, I remain committed to making the world a better place for all of us.

Location

Karen A Klein
403 N. Madison Ave. N, #240
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110-2648

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Reviews

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Posted by OM | December 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client-focused and honest help
Karen was a delight to work with. She was efficient, kind, and gave sound advice even though it meant I would not need to use her services any further. She really was looking out for my interest as a client; this is the hallmark of an honest professional who is not looking at you with dollar signs in their eyes!
Posted by eli | August 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best
Karen is an incredible lawyer. She was professional, savvy, and decisive, making what was a disempowering wrongful termination experience into an empowering process for me. She was open about all processes, consulted me regularly and kept me well informed. Not only was she professional, but also compassionate toward me as her client. Reminding me to take care of myself during the legal process. She frequently checked in just to see how I was doing and overall it was a very human experience. She brought a great deal of wisdom alongside her knowledge, both extensive, and it was a pleasure to have her as my lawyer because she gave me confidence in our case and modeled that confidence in all her communications. 10/10 would recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Great, and quick, turnaround on documents
I needed a quick review of a separation document and Karen carved out time during a very busy day to review and provide feedback. Here work was very helpful and we finished the process quickly and well.
Posted by Dominique | August 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I trust Karen
I am currently a client of Karen and I really appreciate her business mind. I tend to think a lot with emotions and Karen always calmly reminds me to stick to the facts and to be patient. We have a huge mess to resolve and I have no hesitation with being represented by Karen. Our communication is professional and I can tell she enjoys hearing from me. The feeling is mutual.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2022
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Fast, Friendly and Helpful
Karen responded to my request to review a severance document and knew my previous employer, and was able to quickly give me my options and help me in making the best decision for me.
Posted by Kelli | January 31, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
Karen helped me understand what my legal options were related to a separation offer from my employer. She offered great professional guidance and I felt confident moving forward with my decision after weighing my options.
Posted by Greg | December 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Karen works hard for her clients
If your looking for an attorney who actually cares about you and your case, look no further than Karen A Klein. I appreciated and recognized her approach to my case early on. She strongly advocated for me, was honest and straightforward. Karen is very responsive, capable, efficient and gets good results. I recommend Karen A Klein.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
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Thorough and Efficient
I hired Karen to review a contract. She was very thorough, pointing out issues I never would have thought of on my own and advising which ones were the most important. She also worked efficiently, recognizing that time is money and using both of mine wisely.
Posted by Craig | May 2, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Legal Service!
I received a great review of a separation agreement. Karen was focused and to the point during the hour long consultation and also offered some perspective from her own business experience. She also assisted with some follow up questions after the consultation. Highly recommended.
Posted by Steve | January 16, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Concise and knowledgeable
I asked Karen to evaluate a non-compete agreement I had with a previous employer. She was able to provide me with the relevant key details of non-compete laws in the State of Washington and how they affected my situation. She provided counsel that helped me resolve my concerns with my former employer with a positive outcome. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Claudia | January 13, 2020
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Wonderful!
Had a situation with my job and was not sure what to do next. Karen not only walked me through each stressful step, she did for me way more than I ever expected would happen. She's very caring, intelligent and trustworthy.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very Informative & Knowledgeable
Spoke to Karen and emailed her about an employee issue and she was incredibly helpful and made me feel incredibly secure on our decisions based on her advice. Not only was she a great attorney, she was also very fair, kind and her communication was spot on.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent strategic and tactical advice
Karen guided me on a tricky separation from my company. Her strategic guidance helped me identify and open up the best outcomes for me. Her tactical guidance, including detailed contract reviews and direct advocacy on my behalf, helped us achieve the desired outcome.
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly satisfied
Hired Karen as I was looking to get into a new business venture and wanted to make sure all my bases were covered. Her experience, not only from a legal perspective, but from having a background in business and business formation made her a great resource. She was able to draft a sound operating agreement. She was able to give me real advise about the risks and things that I could do to protect the interests of myself and my family. When it didn’t work out she was still there, ready willing and able to provide any assistance she could. I really appreciate her insight as well as her honesty. Some of the things I was going to need to dive into did not fall in her area of expertise, so she offered to refer me to an individual that specialized in that particular area. Her billing practices are fair, transparent, and to me, seem very client focused. That being said, I will continue to reach out to Karen first for all my legal needs, trusting that she is more than capable of takeing care of me, and knowing that she will refer me to the right people if it is in my best interest.
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Posted by Andrew | June 1, 2018
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Separation Agreement Review
I hired Karen to help me understand the separation agreement I was presented with. She broken each section down and translated it into language I could understand. Her advise was sound and I used it to adjust the wording of the agreement. Hiring Karen was the right thing to do.
Posted by Scott | December 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Contract and Agreement Review
I received an employer agreement which they recommended I have an attorney review. I used Avvo to select Karen and am extremely pleased with the assistance. Karen was prompt and excellent in clarifying outcomes. With expert knowledge changes were made which were then accepted.
Posted by Daniel | November 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A valuable and necessary perspective
After a fair amount of research, I decided to set up a meeting with Karen. Having never needed an attorney before, I was nervous. After speaking with Karen for only a few minutes, I knew she would represent me and my interests well. I also quickly learned I was paying her for her expert opinion and insight not to simply agree with me and promise me the unattainable. Karen was professional, prompt, and kept the matter very much focused on a reasonable and realistic outcome. I highly recommend Karen and her legal services.
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Posted by McKenzie | October 2, 2017
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Very knowledgeable and helpful
Helped me so much with a contract issue, I would for sure recommend her to anyone needing legal aid concerning employment and contracts. She gave me a lot of courage.
Posted by Laura | July 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wrongful termination dispute-Karen was amazing!
I cannot speak highly enough of Karen Klein. She recently represented me in a wrongful termination dispute. When I realized that my employer was looking for a reason to fire me, and was engaging in unethical conduct, I contacted other attorneys who said to wait and see what happens, and then contact them if I am fired. Luckily, I then found Karen and she advised me: "Do not meet with your employer without at attorney, and if you must (the meeting was happening that day, and she was unavailable), don't say anything, just call me after". She was so right. She worked hard, kept me up to date on all that was happening, gave me her advice and listened to my input. We eventually got a fair settlement. She was willing to take this to court, but advised me that it could possibly take a couple of years, cost me a lot of money, and my winning the case was not a "slam dunk". She was thinking about what was best for me, and not how much money she could make. Not only was Karen's legal advice superb, but she was a great emotional support to me, understanding how being fired can be traumatic (this was the first time anything like this ever happened to me). She also gave me advice regarding unemployment and looking for other jobs. I would recommend her without reservations.
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Posted by P. | May 31, 2017
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Peace of mind
Years ago I was told to hire Karen Klein if I ever got into a jam and needed legal assistance. That day *did* arrive when I was unable to extricate myself from an extremely complicated work situation. This problem was one that could have cost me my livelihood. Ms. Klein was a tireless and fearless advocate as she pursued a just resolution for my situation. Very thorough, Ms. Klein does her homework and more. I can remember her going through several months of emails! She looked at *all* aspects of the situation I was in, including those that were excluded from the official discussion. The result? I am still employed! Hire Karen Klein if you want peace of mind. I believe that Ms. Klein is worth every single penny. I only wish I had hired her sooner!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Karen A Klein
  • 2013 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Silver Planet Inc.
  • 2009 - 2012
  • General Counsel
  • My Seniors
  • 2007 - 2009
  • General Counsel
  • Topics Entertainment
  • 2002 - 2006
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA)
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association-Senior Lawyers Section
  • Board Member-Executive Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kitsap County Vulnerable Adult Task Force
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 1982 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Board of Governors
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Chapter Member of Year
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Award, Innocence Project NW
  • National Law Journal
  • 2000

Publications

  • Boston Univ. School of Law International Law Journal
  • "Corporal Punishment in Kenya and Tanzania"
  • 1982

Speaking Engagements

  • WSBA Senior Lawyers Conference
  • Socai Media: Legal Risks and Rewards
  • 2015
  • Tuesdays at Noon
  • OfficeXPats: Legal Tips: Red Flags for your Business
  • 2014
  • Consumer Electronic Show (CES)
  • Legal Risks and Rewards of Social Media
  • 2012
  • Washington Association of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA)
  • Ethics of Advertising
  • 2011
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