Kara is an experienced trial attorney, devoting nearly 10 years to working as a prosecutor at both the Coos and Clackamas County District Attorney’s Offices, before transitioning to family law. As a prosecutor, she handled every type of criminal case and took more than 100 cases to trial, including sexual assaults, major person crimes, and murder, with over a 95% success rate. She specialized in domestic violence cases and has given presentations at national conferences and training on prosecuting these offenses. She now brings her zealous advocacy to her family law practice, leveraging her negotiation and courtroom skills to help clients navigate through some of their most difficult times.
Kara is originally from Northern California but moved across the country at 17 to attend Barnard College of Columbia University in Manhattan. She moved back to the West Coast to attend law school at Lewis & Clark in Portland. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching old movies, spending time with her pets, and knitting.