Karen Dion is a seasoned legal professional with a wealth of experience counseling clients on ways to protect their assets. Initially a civil litigator, Karen transitioned to consumer bankruptcy where, for the past 25 years, her exemplary client relations and negotiation skills as well as comprehensive knowledge of the law set her apart in her field.  Her acute attention to detail, combined with the ability to solve problems while guiding her clients with passion and understanding, have garnered her accolades throughout her professional career.

Witnessing firsthand the consequences that occur without proper estate planning, Karen has shifted the focus of her practice to providing legal counsel in all aspects of estate planning and administration, seeking to minimize risk and address problems before they arise. Having personally served as both executor and successor trustee and litigated contested matters, Karen understands the emotional distress and hardship experienced by family and friends and is committed to compassionately assisting each client with their own unique estate planning and administration needs.

Karen is licensed to practice in California and Wisconsin and is admitted to the United States District Court, Central District of California. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995, where she served as Managing Editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal. Beyond her legal pursuits, Karen enjoys spending quality time with her family pursuing outdoor adventures. Her passion for surfing, skiing, and lifelong dedication to equestrian activities reflect her adventurous spirit and diverse interests.

Karen’s client-focused approach, experience in asset preservation, and wide-ranging legal skills have been seamlessly integrated into the estate planning domain. Collaborating with colleagues Chris and Paul, Karen is eager to leverage her expertise to benefit clients. We are excited that she has joined our firm.

View Karen’s profile on the California State Bar’s website.

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