Karen Hillary Charrington

Karen Hillary Charrington

Managing Attorney at The Charrington Law Firm
  • Divorce, Family Law, Civil Rights ...
  • New York
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Summary

Karen Charrington is a highly-skilled trial attorney. She is a former prosecutor who was trained in the Bronx County District Attorney’s office, which has one of the highest volumes of cases in New York City.

Ms. Charrington began her career as a Criminal Court Line Assistant and rose to the ranks of a Major Case Assistant handling the most serious criminal cases in the office. As an Assistant District Attorney, she was able to sharpen her skills as a no-nonsense litigator and trial attorney.

Trial attorneys always have a leg up on the competition because they can see a case from the end, backward. Having knowledge of how a case will play out at trial is essential to how the case is handled from the very inception of the case.

After leaving the District Attorney's Office in 2004, Ms. Charrington was hired to head the Civil Litigation department at a boutique law firm in Westchester County, The Bozeman Law Firm, LLP. This department was comprised of Matrimonial, Personal Injury, Contract disputes, and a wide range of other matters that were on a trial track. She navigated her way through the New York Court system, dissected the cases and ultimately settled or tried all of the firm’s pending civil cases. While at the firm, Ms. Charrington was also able to begin to master the intricacies in Matrimonial and Family law matters.

Ms. Charrington always maintained her desire to handle Criminal cases, thus in 2005 Ms. Charrington founded a law firm that would provide quality criminal defense to those accused of a crime. Ms. Charrington parlayed her experience as a prosecutor to fight and defeat criminal charges against her clients, but her experience also allowed her to develop a Law Firm able to provide tactical and effective representation of her clients in Civil Litigation and Matrimonial cases.

Education
City University of New York School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
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Hunter College of the City University of New York
B.A. (1996)
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Charrington Firm
- Current
Adjunct Professor
Monroe College
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Administrative Trial Attorney
NYC Department of Education
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Assistant District Attorney
Bronx County District Attorney Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Legal Lane with Karen Charrington
St. John's UMC
Speaking Engagements
Law as a Career , Color of Justice
Female empowerment/ group speaker , P.E.A.R.L.S symposium
Awards
Elite Lawyer
Elite Lawyers of America
Pro Bono Service Award Recipient
Safe Center LI
Top 100
National Black Lawyers
Access to Justice
Nassau County Bar Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
America's who's who of professional women
America's who's who 2008-present
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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New York State Appellate Division, Second Department.
Member
Current
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Member
Current
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United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Member
Current
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Nassau County Bar Association
Member
Current
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United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
Member
Current
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Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 3050697
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 3050697
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Criminal Defense - State and Federal
  • Civil Litigation
  • Religious Corporation and Not-for-Profit Litigation
  • Trial Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Charrington Firm
Contact & Map
THE CHARRINGTON FIRM, P.C.
11 Broadway, Suite 615
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (718) 528-4422
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed