Karen is one of the most kind, hardworking, down-to-earth, and strong women I've ever met. I am a college student and had a first-time offense (prescription drug charge) this summer concerning some issues at the border while coming back from a music festival. I found myself terrified that it would affect my financial aid, ability to get a job, and thought my life as I knew it would be over.
When I called to set up an appointment with Karen, I immediately felt like she was on my side. I felt incredibly supported and like I had a friend to help guide me through all the hairiness of the legal system. She did large amounts of research to help my case, worked graciously with my financial constraints, and was always available when I had questions and concerns (or mild freak outs!).
My court date was about 8 hours away from where I live and I was juggling a full-time school and work schedule when I was required to show up in court. When the big day came, Karen picked me up from the airport and bought me coffee on the way to the hearing. During the hour drive, I learned so much about her, her life, and her dedication to helping people. It's clear that people are her passion and she will go to great lengths to help those who need it.
The Aftermath: The hearing ended very well -- way better than I expected! My felony got dropped to a misdemeanor, my fines got cut in half, and the charge will most likely be off my record in a year. :)
I literally could not ask for a better attorney. I learned a lot from Karen and my experience with this "hiccup" in my life. Quite honestly, I look up to her as a role-model. It's not often you see an attorney that's not only intelligent and hardworking, but also extraordinarily compassionate and understanding. She put so much of herself and her effort into making the process as painless as possible for me. Previously, I felt that I was a bad person and I held onto a lot of guilt about my situation, but she made it clear to me that I actually am a good person. I am a good person that just made a mistake.
Karen is truly the kind of rare person that is hard to come by. I truly feel so, so lucky that I got to work with her. If I could give her 10+ stars, I would!