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  • Laura A. Cavaretta
    Laura A.
    Cavaretta
  • Les Katona, Jr.
    Les
    Katona Jr.
  • William E. Leighner
    William E.
    Leighner
  • Erin R. McNeice
    Erin R.
    McNiece
  • Gabrielle O'Connor
    Gabrielle
    O'Connor
  • Mark Cannan
    Mark
    Cannan
    Of Counsel
  • Karen Andersen
    Karen
    Andersen

Karen Andersen

Attorney at Law

andersenk@ckl-lawyers.com

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Karen Andersen joined the firm in early 2020 after seven years in private practice with a focus in the areas of probate law, family law and criminal defense. She is in the process of becoming Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and now focuses almost exclusively on the following practices areas:

  • Probate Law
  • Guardianship Law and Litigation
  • Estate Administration and Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Originally from Texas, Karen attended law school in upstate New York, graduating from Albany Law School of Union University, where she practiced under a provisional license at the District Attorney’s office, as an intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation branch, and as a student attorney at the Albany Law Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Prior to law school, Karen taught World History and Art History at an Atlanta-based performing arts high school.

    EDUCATION


    2010 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence,
    Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    2001 M.Ed. (Social Studies Education), Georgia State University - Atlanta, Georgia
    1998 B.A. (History, Political Science), University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona

    PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS


    • San Antonio Bar Association, Elder Law Section
    • Bexar County Elder Fraud Task Force convened in 2019
    • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
    • San Antonio Criminal Defense Law Association
    • State Bar of Texas

    HONORS AND AWARDS


    • S.A. Scene rated one of “Best S.A. Lawyers” in Probate Law (2019)