With deep roots as a trial attorney and civil litigator, I began my legal career as a prosecutor. I worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for six years before entering into private practice. This experience allows me to bring a unique perspective to my clients' legal matters and to provide advocacy that is grounded in experience and in a deep understanding of the legal system.
I joined Brewe Layman in 2001, maintaining my practice as a civil litigator with an emphasis in the area of family law and personal injury. I also practice in the area of appellate law and criminal law. In addition to significant trial experience, I am also a seasoned mediator and arbitrator.
As a family law attorney,I assist clients in matters of all types, including high-conflict parenting cases involving allegations of sexual or physical assault; third-party custody cases; and cases involving complex property/business valuations.
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I endorse this lawyer. Karen and I were on opposite sides of several cases when she worked at the county prosecutors' office. I was impressed by her passion for her work, and her unusually sharp grasp of the law as it applied in our cases. She has worked in almost every major area of the law then and since. I am surprised she has not been appointed to be a judge yet, as she has such a depth of legal knowledge, and an unusual breadth of experience. I recommend her highly as an excellent choice to represent clients in her Family Law practice and to help them through the myriad of issues that arise in that field.
Mark Stephens Criminal defense Attorney
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I am a criminal defense attorney, and my clients often need a good family law attorney. Frankly, it was difficult to refer my clients to an effective and well-respected family law attorney in Snohomish County - there didn't seem to be any. That is, until someone told me about Karen Moore. For the last couple of years, I've referred all of my clients to her, and they have had nothing but great things to say about Karen's work. I don't know her personally, but she will continue to get referrals from me.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Tem Judge and Commissioner, 2008-2013||Snohomish County||2013|
|David Kastle Pro Bono Publico Award||Snohomish County Legal Services||2008|
|cum laude||Seattle University School of Law||1991|
|cum laude||University of Idaho||1986|
|Shareholder||Brewe Layman||2001 - Present|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office||1995 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Everett Family YMCA||Board of Directors, Member||2010 - Present|
|Everett Rowing Association||Board of Directors, Member||2008 - Present|
|Island County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Idaho State Bar||Member||1992 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Student Bar Association||President||1990 - 1991|
|Snobar, Snohomish County Bar Association||Appellate Practice in Family Law Cases||2009|
|148 Wn.2d 1021, 67 P.3d 1096 (2003)||Breckenridge v. Valley General Hospital and Snohomish County Public District Hospital #1||2003|
|144 Wn.2d 489, 28 P.3d 762 (2001)||State v. Vrieling||2001|
|100 Wn. App. 318, 997 P.2d 929 (2000)||State v. Leatherman||2000|
|93 Wn. App. 754, 970 P.2d 367 (1999)||State v. Alams||1999|
|84 Wn. App. 629, 976 P.2d 130 (1999)||State v. Boursaw||1999|
|90 Wn. App. 776, 954 P.2d 325 (1998)||State v. Davis||1998|
|122 Idaho 883, 841 p.2d 413 (1992)||Foster v. St. Anthony||1992|
|56 Wn. App. 665, 784 P.2d 1294 (1990)||State v. Watson||1990|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude||1991|
|University of Idaho||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude||1986|