Karen Ware- Attorney Profile

Overview and Experience

Karen Ware has been a bankruptcy and estate planning attorney since 2006.

Her practice emphasizes the importance of explaining all options to Clients, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

She is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the California State Bar, and the California State Bar Section on Business and Insolvency Law.

Ms. Ware is admitted to the the Supreme Court of California, and the United States District Courts for the Central District of California, and the Eastern District of California.

Before starting her own practice in 2006 in Bethesda, Maryland, Ms. Ware was an Associate in the National Tax Department of a “Big Four” accounting firm. Her work focused on the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including executive compensation plans, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, LLC operating agreements, and forming and unwinding partnerships. Ms. Ware was also an Associate at a Fortune 100 financial services firm, where she researched and resolved tax issues arising from complex investment transactions.

In 2010, she expanded her practice to include offices in California.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.

She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law, where she received the Thomas E. Berry Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Probate Law.

She lives in California with her family.

Bankruptcy, Debt, and Tax Practice Areas

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy,
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy,
  • Stopping garnishments,
  • Recovering previously garnished funds,
  • Defending debt lawsuits,
  • Stopping bank levies,
  • Recovering funds previously levied from bank accounts,
  • Removing liens,
  • Resolving judgments, and
  • Tax debt resolution- installment plans, discharge in bankruptcy, and offers in compromise.
Bankruptcy can wipe out debts and help you save for a home.

Estate Planning Practice Areas

  • Wills,
  • Trusts,
  • Powers of Attorney (including Health Care Power of Attorney),
  • Advanced Health Care Directives, and
  • Insurance planning.