Karen Hummel, Of Counsel

Karen has been an attorney since 2012, practicing primarily in the areas of family law, juvenile law, and estate planning. Karen graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1997, and from The University of Akron School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree in 2012. From 2004 to 2012, Karen worked as a Legal Assistant, then as a Law Clerk while attending law school in the evenings.  She is a member of the Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations. Karen represents clients in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula counties.

Family Law

From the start of her law practice, Karen has remained focused primarily on family law matters including divorce, dissolution and child custody. She is dedicated to guiding her clients through their cases by helping them understand the options available to them. Karen understands that many clients may not have any experience with the legal system, and she believes that clients should feel comfortable communicating with their attorney so that their questions get answered in plain language.

Juvenile Law

If your child is involved in a juvenile court case, you may feel overwhelmed by the court process. Karen represents children, parents or guardians in juvenile court proceedings and she has the experience to advise her clients regarding the best course of action for their situation. Reducing her client’s fear by explaining what happens at the different hearings is key.

Estate Planning

Karen assists clients with basic estate planning, such as Wills, Living Wills, Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Financial Powers of Attorney. She asks you a series of questions designed to determine what your wishes are and what is most important to you. Her estate planning documents are prepared carefully and explained to you fully so that you know how your estate gets distributed when you pass away.