Attorney Karen Klein has been practicing law for over 35 years. She is an experienced business and employment lawyer and entrepreneur who achieves results through collaboration, tenacity, and perseverance. Karen works with employees and small business clients on Bainbridge Island, Seattle, and Kitsap County.
She is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, & the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Karen is committed to supporting clients’ needs, while ensuring that business needs drive solutions. Karen has substantial litigation, employment, social media, and commercial transactions experience. She is a frequent speaker on social media issues. Karen’s legal background and creative problem-solving enable her to evaluate, create, craft, and execute holistic solutions to address your concerns.
She has built both legal departments and businesses, and has transformed simple ideas into successful ventures through her leadership and communication skills. Karen has specific experience working with individuals and companies addressing their legal and business issues. Her focus remains on helping you succeed, particularly in the areas of employment (discrimination, hiring, firing, disputes, severance and non-compete agreements), and business (buying and selling a business, forming a business, and business strategy), and commercial transactions (licensing, contracts, third party distribution).
Karen obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Boston University School of Law. She also holds a mini-MBA Business Certificate from Boston University School of Management. Based on Bainbridge Island, she lives her life based on the principles of honesty, integrity, and loyalty, always striving to make a difference in the lives of others.
In her spare time, Karen mentors women attorneys and volunteers with WISER, helping young women in Kenya receive secondary education. Karen serves on the Board of Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS). She is also a member of the Washington Women Lawyers; AWARE (Association of Women Attorneys with Real Experience); Kitsap Bar Association; Bainbridge Business Connections; Bainbridge Business Women; and the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce.