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Karen Lee Unger

Attorney at Port Angeles, WA

3.0   7 reviews

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Licensed for 42 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 03/19/2023
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/30/2022

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Karen Lee Unger
332 E 5th St
Port Angeles, WA, 98362


3.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I hired Karen in October of 2020. Karen was able to work a miracle and settled my case outside of a trial. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that needs a divorce/ custody lawyer. She is an excellent attorney.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, ethical, knowledgable and trustworthy. She is an excellent lawyer and will get the job done!!!
Posted by mary | October 9, 2010
Karen just represented my boyfriend and did an excellent job. I think she put a lot of effort into a very difficult case. She was intelligent, forceful but respectful and professional.
Posted by Paula | March 16, 2012
Attorney Karen Unger
I agree with the previous Post by Evan. I had Ms. Unger represent me on two different matters over the years (luckily both were pretty much slam-dunks. I paid the retainer, we went to court - matters were settled). If you do not mind an attorney with a 'small town' mentality and the good ol'boy getter' done attitude then Ms. Unger is the attorney for you. Ms. Unger's reputation within the community as an attorney is one that leans towards getting the case settled over drink's during happy hour. If you have a simple case there is nothing wrong with a happy hour attorney! it cost's less to litigate over drink's than in the court room. If you have a need for serious representation do yourself a favor and retain an attorney that has a reputation for being ethical, honest, trustworthy, and organized. All characteristic's I found lacking in Ms. Unger.
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Posted by Evan | January 13, 2012
Unger is well connected with the other Attorneys
Karen Unger is a good laywer because she is "in" the establishment. Port Angeles is a small town and all the lawyers know the other laywers and Judges. Karen was an attorney for my Daughter after an accident at school. She was also the attorney for my daughters Mom during several custody and child support hearings. If you are in a custody dispute of Family law she is a good attorney as far as knowing how to extend the process. Unger is probably the most unorganized attorney in Port Angeles which helped my attorney a great deal.Having said that, she is effective in making her client feel good because of her loud and obnoxious way she portrays the other party. Most of the Judges are used to her antics and poor manners and do not pay much attention to her claims. The best thing about hiring Karen Unger is her ability to cut deals with her friends and that is why you see other attorneys rating her favorably. Make no mistake about it, most of your case is decided over a cocktail at lunch. You do not stand a chance in hell if she has any reason not to like you and if you are a male then the odds are you don't want her as your attorney. Specifically, Karen postpones meetings, delays court dates and settles most cases by costing the other party more money than the case is worth. If you have a case that can be won in this way, Karen is a great attorney for you.
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Posted by John | June 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Absent 17 full weeks out of 24
I definitely do not recommend this person. Only available on her terms, and left me in court TWICE to go to another hearing. This is a take the money and run lawyer who did literally nothing for me.
Posted by Jan | August 18, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Her co worker
I contacted Karen Unger's office to inquire about hiring a lawyer to get a restraining order. I talked to Lori, dont know what her position is. She said I could just do it myself at the courthouse. I said I knew that but was told by a lawyer in another county that I might want to use a lawyer to keep certain info private. She got really condecsending and said "that's ridiculous, who told you that? You can't just file a restraining order without the judge or the accused knowing why." I said I'm not trying to hide it from the judge, I just don't want the sensitive info public. She then said, " Oh come on! Do you really think someone will just go through your files and read them?" Her voice was loud and treated me like I was an idiot, almost laughing at me. I'm not a lawyer, I was just inquiring because of advise I got. I don't need to be treated this way and will never call this law office again.
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  • Univ of Massachusetts, MA
  • undergraduate
  • N/A
  • New England SOL
  • law
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consider Karen to be a superb lawyer. I have seen her in trial, and seen her argue motions from the time I worked in the public defender's office in Port Angeles. She does great work and is unafraid, period. She's intensely passionate about what she does and you want her on your side if you are facing prosecution for a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer's work. KAREN UNGER IS THE PENINSULA'S BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY!! She is one of the few attorney's that I uphold with integrity and admiration. She is the hardest, smartest, brilliant trial attorney I have witnessed!! Highest endorsement!"
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Port Angeles Lawyer Karen Lee Unger
Karen Lee Unger
Port Angeles, WA
Licensed for 42 years