Karen Hartman-Tellez has practiced law in Arizona for nearly twenty years in the area of civil litigation involving constitutional, civil rights, education, employment, media, and political law issues. Practicing both in the private sector and as an attorney for state and local governments, she has litigated matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative tribunals, and tribal courts.
Most recently, Karen served as Chief Counsel for the Arizona Attorney General’s Education Unit, where she represented Arizona’s state education-related agencies and officials. She also worked in the Attorney General’s Agency Counsel Section, representing state agencies in matters ranging from public records to voting rights. For four years, Karen served as Chief Counsel for the Arizona Civil Rights Division, overseeing investigations of claims of discrimination in employment, housing, voting, and public accommodations