I was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1992 . I am admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Nevada I am admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Federal Court), The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Shortly after I moved to Las Vegas I met and married my wife Cheryl Karen. We have three children. We are very involved in the Las Vegas Jewish Community. We attend services regularly at Chabad of Southern Nevada. I have been actively practicing law in Las Vegas for over 20 years. I am a solo practitioner. I enjoy running my own business, and I like being an attorney. I am well known in the local courts. I go to court nearly every day. You can go to the Clark County website case search and type in my name under attorneys to see the kinds of cases I have handled in District Court. It will show too many cases to display, but you can get a good idea that I have handled lots of serious cases. I graduated law school from Whittier College School of Law in 1992 in the top 20% of my class. Back then it was located in Los Angeles near Hancock Park. Now it is in Orange County. I graduated college from California State University San Bernardino in 1989. I had three college scholarships and I was a national essay contest winner. I grew up in San Bernardino. I graduated from San Gorgonio High School. In addition to being a full time attorney I am a part time District Court Judge (pro tempore) since 2007. That means that I preside as a judge over civil cases worth up to $50,000.00. I have presided over several jury trials and bench trials. I have been a traffic court referee for Las Vegas Justice Court. I have presided over the Justice Court traffic sessions for attorneys. I have also been a small claims court Judge from 2005-2012. I am also a District Court Arbitrator.
I am an attorney member of the Union Privilege Legal Services Plan. I am pleased to announce that I have represented Union Members for over 20 years. To get on this plan I had to be nominated by a local union and voted on by the union members every year. I identify with working people. I worked my way thru school and was a member of the Teamsters Union when I worked in a pipe manufacturing plant during the summer break from college. I have handled all kinds of serious cases from amputation injuries to wrongful death . I enjoy challenges and I am willing to go to trial when needed. I enjoy helping people. I understand that bad things can happen to good people.
Law Office of Steven J Karen
702-382-9307 2810 West Charleston, Suite 82 Las Vegas, Nevada 89102