Karen Hartman-Tellez

Karen Hartman-Tellez

Partner, Ellman Law Group LLC
  • Civil Rights, Education Law, Employment Law ...
  • Arizona
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Summary

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

Education
Arizona State University College of Law
J.D.
magna cum laude, Articles Editor, Arizona State Law Journal, Dean’s Award for Academic Merit, Order of the Coif
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Boston College
B.A. in English and History, Dean’s List
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Professional Experience
Partner
Ellman Law Group
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Education Unit Chief Counsel, Education and Health Section
Arizona Attorney General's Office
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Assistant Attorney General, Agency Counsel Section
Arizona Attorney General's Office
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Chief Counsel, Arizona Civil Rights Division
Arizona Attorney General's Office
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Assistant General Counsel/Deputy County Attorney
Maricopa County Office of General Litigation Services
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Office of General Litigation Services
Associate
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 021121
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9th Circuit
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United States District Court, District of Arizona
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Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Election Law
  • Government Affairs & Public Policy
  • Media Law
  • Native American Indian Affairs
  • Telecom, Internet & Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ellman Law Group
Website
Ellman Law Group Professionals
Contact & Map
Ellman Law Group
3030 N. Central Ave.
Suite 1110
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone: (480) 272-7877
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed