Karen S. Brown

Karen S. Brown

Practice Areas

  • Family Law


Law Office of Karen S. Brown

Attorney Karen Brown is a certified family law specialist who is sought after for representation of complex family law matters. For nearly 25 of her 39 years legal career, she was a civil litigator and entertainment attorney representing celebrity clients as well as industry unions. As such, she brings a wide breadth of knowledge and exposure to many fields of law. She services the general Southern California community from her West Los Angeles practice with the objective to resolve and settle cases economically. When necessary, she is also known as a tough, knowledgeable and aggressive litigator. Ms. Brown has an extensive background representing clients in difficult family law matters, i.e. custody disputes and move aways, high net-worth financial disputes, and pre-and post-nuptial agreements.

In addition to serving as a Family Lawyer attorney, she routinely serves as a counselor for people with general business and legal issues due to her many years of experience and empathetic, caring character. She is known for going the 'extra mile' and is well connected in the legal, business and professional communities.

With nearly 40 years of experience in complex family law, general business and entertainment litigation, Ms. Brown is an accomplished trial attorney who is dedicated to providing prompt and professional service to her clients' most pertinent needs in all areas of complex family law litigation. Ms. Brown has been practicing family law exclusively since 2000. Having concentrated on family law in recent years, her experience has included simple divorces to multi-million dollar cases. She is very experienced in complex custody matters and is devoted to obtaining the right resolution for her clients. Ms. Brown provides clients with not only expert legal counsel and strategy, but the care and attention required in highly sensitive and often stressful litigations. The testimonials from her former clients resound with praise for her concern and attention to detail.

Having tried several cases to conclusion with an exceptionally high success rate and having arbitrated dozens of cases while union counsel, Ms. Brown has utilized her diverse experience for her family law clientele by providing advice and counsel to clients through innovative solutions that have helped save them thousands of dollars in legal expenses and years of protracted litigation.

Ms. Brown received her B.A. in English from Smith College and her J.D. from the University of Santa Clara. She is a member of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations; the California Chapter of the Association of Family Law and Conciliation Courts and serves as a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court. Ms. Brown is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts in the Southern District of California and the U.S. District Court of Arizona.


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D.
  • Smith College
    • B.A.
    • Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona

Professional Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Mediator
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • AFCC - Association of Family Law and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter, Member

Specialties and Certifications

  • Family Law, ACFLS