Karen A. Butler, R.N., BSN, J.D., combines more than twenty years’ experience as a critical care nurse with her skills as a practicing attorney. Her areas of practice include medical malpractice defense, professional misconduct, health law and civil rights litigation. Karen is admitted to practice law in all the courts of the State of New York, in both the Northern and Southern Districts of New York and in the United States Supreme Court.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Albany Law School in 1995, Karen was Associate Editor of Albany Law Review and recipient of the Selma Mintz Memorial Prize for graduating with Honors while raising a family.

Karen is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. She is a past member of the Board of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association and was President in 2009. She has published several articles on health law related topics and lectures extensively on health law, litigation and professional misconduct. She was appointed by the Governor to the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law in 2003.