Karen I. Shanbrom was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2003.  She has extensive civil litigation experience in a wide range of subject areas, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.  She graduated with a degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Southern California and worked as a corporate trainer in a variety of industries before becoming an attorney.  She attended Southwestern Law School’s evening program while working full time during the day as a trainer for a major automobile manufacturer.  She graduated in the top 10% of her law school class and was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Honors Programs.  She worked at a large law firm in downtown Los Angeles until deciding to seek out other challenges.  Karen has worked as a mediator, adjunct professor of law (at Southwestern), homeless advocate, worker’s compensation lien case manager/negotiator, and as a contract attorney, where she provided services to other attorneys on a case-by-case basis.

Karen has lived in London, England and Sydney, Australia.  Outside of work, she is a huge sports fan, especially of her beloved Los Angeles Dodgers.  She attends as many different sporting events as she can.



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