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Attorney Profile

Karen V. Larson grew up in Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Animal Ecology from the University of Denver, where she was selected for Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society of North America. She received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver School of Law, where she served on the Honor Board. During and after law school she worked as a law clerk for an eminent Colorado District Court Judge and for plaintiff and insurance defense law firms. She has significant experience as a trial attorney and has engaged in civil litigation since 1984 in personal injury, contract disputes, administrative law, employment disputes and tax negotiations. Ms. Larson is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations and is active in the National Employment Lawyers Association and American Trial Lawyers Association. She is a founding member of the Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association. She is President of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Legal Referral Service and is active on the general law panel for 9 News Law Line. She is licensed in Colorado, in the United States District Court, the Federal Circuit, The Office of Personnel Management The Office of Operations, and is an authorized CAF Tax Practitioner for the IRS. Other current projects include Freedom of Information Act litigation in the United States District Court and Longshore and Harbor’s Workers Compensation Act litigation.

Denver Legal Resources

While Karen Larson specializes in Employment Law and Civil Rights Law in Denver, here are some generally helpful tips that anyone can use. Remember that not all advice fits every situation, and we therefore strongly encourage you to seek the counsel of an experienced Denver attorney for information on all your legal questions.

How much should I say?

Be open and honest. Your attorney can only help you if you help her understand your case. Keeping details or information from your attorney only makes the case that much more difficult and is a detriment to your claim or defense. Your lawyer is there to represent you and you need to have enough trust to divulge everything that could possibly pertain to your situation. Your attorney’s only concern is to ensure you come out of the situation with the best results possible and, as such, you should communicate all changes in your situation even when you are unsure of their relevancy.

Should I ask questions?

Ask questions and make sure you get answers. Your Denver attorney, if skilled, qualified and experienced, should expect you to have many questions about your case, the attorney’s background, the cost of the proceedings and all aspects of the facts and law. Any Denver lawyer who cannot or will not take the time to answer these questions clearly and openly should not be trusted. You should know exactly what to expect walking into legal proceedings, from lawyer fees to court procedures. Make sure you are comfortable with your Denver attorney and that he or she can explain legal jargon to your entire satisfaction.