Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson

Karen is an associate attorney who has been with our firm, since January, 2018. She primary practices in the areas of domestic relations law and criminal/traffic law. Karen also has significant experience in juvenile child welfare law as she has represented numerous parents in abuse, neglect, dependency actions filed by the Department of Health and Human Services and in Termination of Parental Rights cases. She has served as a Guardian ad Litem for minor children in Termination of Parental Rights cases between private parties and has prosecuted termination of rights for our private clients.

Karen is originally from New York and moved to Greensboro to attend college. She graduated from Guilford College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice and Public Policy. During her undergraduate work she served as a Volunteer Student Trainer and Mediator for the college's Conflict Resolution Resource Center. After graduation, Karen worked as a paralegal in the areas of domestic relations, personal injury, and workers' compensation law which ignited her desire to further her career in law and become an attorney. Karen went on to attend Quinnipiac University School of Law where she graduated with dual concentrations in Conflict Resolution/Civil Advocacy and Family/Juvenile Law. While in law school, Karen was selected to serve as a Sappern Fellow where she assisted indigent parties in domestic violence and divorce actions. Karen was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2008.

Karen's career goal is to combine her background in conflict resolution with her legal education in order to help people through a difficult period in their lives. She believes that her role as counselor is just as important as her role as attorney-at-law. Karen strives to ensure that her clients' are as informed as possible about the law and all the options available to them to help them resolve cases as painlessly as possible. She also works to keep legal costs as low as possible for clients while still ensuring they receive high quality legal services.

Karen lives in Greensboro with her husband, three children, and their cat.

Areas of Practice Include:

  • Family Law
  • Criminal/Traffic Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Arbitration (approved by Administrative Office of the Courts)

Honors & Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV rating - 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40-Criminal Defense - 2018
  • North Carolina Advocates of Justice Order of Service Award - 2010, 2011, 2012

Professional Associations and Accreditations
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Family Law and Criminal Defense Sections
  • (Executive Board of the Family Law Section - Secretary 2012-2013)
  • Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • (Executive Board Member - 2013-2015)
  • Greensboro Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
  • Presented at the 2016 UNC-School of Government Parent Attorney
  • Conference on "Working with the Chemically Dependent Client"
  • Presented that 2017 UNC-School of Government Parent Attorney
  • Conference on "Parents' Rights After Removal"