Bar Admissions:
  New York State Bar
  Federal Bar Eastern & Southern
  Districts of New York

225 Broad Hollow Rd.
Suite 105E
Melville, NY 11747 (Long Island)
Phone: (631) 694-0033 X-261

Healthcare Professional Attorney

Karen became a Registered Nurse in New York State in 1976 originally as a diploma graduate. She worked as a clinical nurse for approximately 12 years while earning a BS degree in Nursing from SUNY Stony Brook in 1985. Thereafter, she attended Touro Law School graduating in 1988 at which time she was admitted to the New York bar. While at Touro, she was a member of the Law Review. She was admitted to the United States Federal Bar Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1989. She also earned a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Duquesne University with a major in Forensic Nursing.

Her law practice for the past 25 years has been limited to medical malpractice defense litigation and professional licensure defense for healthcare professionals. She is currently in private practice and “Of Counsel” to the law firm Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard PC on Long Island in Melville New York, and was previously a partner at several medical malpractice defense litigation law firms in New York.

Karen is an active member of TAANA, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, and has served as President and Treasurer of the NY Metropolitan Chapter of TAANA. She currently sits on the TAANA National Board of Directors. In 2012, Karen was the proud recipient of the National Outstanding Advocate Award from TAANA at the National Convention in New Orleans for her representation of nurses and healthcare professionals in licensure and disciplinary cases. Karen was also honored and named as an “Outstanding Alumni” from the Stony Brook University School of Nursing. Her professional association memberships include the New York State Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and AHRMNY.

Karen has been an adjunct professor at several schools of nursing and frequently lectures to healthcare professionals on topics related to professional licensure, professional discipline/misconduct and medical malpractice defense.


Professional Licenses and Bar Admissions:

  • Professional registered nurse license New York State #284307
  • New York State Bar
  • Federal Bar Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Academic Awards & Honors:

  • Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Law Review
  • Duquesne University, MSN cumulative average 4.0
  • Stony Brook University School of Nursing Honor Society
  • Stony Brook University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award
  • 2012 Recipient of the Outstanding Advocate Award from the American Association of Nurse Attorneys

Professional Associations:

  • TAANA, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Fellow and Member of National Board of Directors, Past President New York Metropolitan Chapter
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • ASHRM, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

Publications:

  • 225 Broad Hollow Rd.
    Suite 105E
    Melville, NY 11747
    Phone: (631) 694-0033 Ext. 261
    Cell:     (631) 681-9346
  • Email: See Contact Form
Office Location
  • Melville, New York
         Long Island
Languages
  • English
Other
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