Afterwards, she worked for 12 years as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hialeah, which is the second largest municipality in Miami-Dade County. She defended the City in lawsuits involving personal injuries and workers’ compensation claims. After her tenure with the City, Karen worked for a well-known Miami insurance defense firm handling all types of personal injury and general litigation claims. Her skills as a trial lawyer soon caught the firm’s attention, and she was promoted to Junior Partner in a little over a year. Most recently, Karen transitioned into private practice, representing injured Floridians in personal injury and workers’ compensation claims and lawsuits.
In addition to her experience in the courtroom as a trial lawyer, Karen also has experience adjudicating cases as a Traffic Hearing Officer. To become a hearing officer, she attended a week-long training course where she studying every aspect of Florida traffic laws and defenses, observed other traffic hearing officers conducting actual traffic hearings, rode along with a police officer for a day, and engaged in simulated traffic hearings. In her three years as a Traffic Hearing Officer, Karen has adjudicated tens of thousands of cases involving all types of civil traffic violations.