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After graduating Cum Laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 1999, Karen started her law career as a staff attorney for UAW Legal Services in Dearborn and Saline Michigan. She also practiced with a private firm in Flint Michigan, Fletcher Wolf and Associates, where she practiced ligation in municipal law, personal injury, family law, and probate. In 2007 the Chief Judge of the 52 District Court of Michigan appointed Karen as District Court Magistrate of the 52-3 District Court in Rochester MI. In 2008 she was brought onto the full-time faculty as a Faculty Supervisor in The Sixty Plus Elder Law Clinic at Cooley Law School–Karen’s dream and number # 1 goal since leaving law school.
She is now a Professor Emeritus with her own private firm, Temperance Legal Group, PLLC. Click here to learn more about Karen.
I am pleased to be Of Counsel with the Vezina Law Group in Birmingham Michigan.
Karen now serves on the board of Stop Sexual Assault in Schools.
Senior Legal Counsel, Temperance Legal Group (2014-Present)
Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University Thomas M Cooley Law School (2014 – Present)
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University Thomas M Cooley Law School (2007-2014)
Magistrate, 52-3 District Court (2007-2009)
Associate Attorney, Fletcher, Wolf, Pianto & Associates (2001-2005)
Volunteer Attorney, Common Ground Sanctuary (1999-2004)
Staff Attorney, UAW Legal Service (1999-2001, 2005-2007)
Professional Licensed Attorney, License #P56929
Senior Legal Counsel