Karen B. Dawson, Attorney at Law

Karen B. Dawson, Attorney at Law

My Dad didn’t want me to be a lawyer.  He though the world had enough lawyers already.  He wanted me to teach math.  But I saw law school as a way to learn how the world works.  I wanted to help people solve complex problems and negotiate their way through sticky situations.  Little did we know that as an estate lawyer I could be both a creative problem solver and a teacher. 

Before I came to estate planning, I worked as an immigration lawyer in San Francisco.  I loved the worked and I loved the clients.  However, when my family moved to Oregon, I tapped into a wonderful group of colleagues and discovered estate planning.   In 2007, I opened my practice devoted solely to estate planning and administration.  Owning my own firm has proven to be an exciting time of personal growth, intellectual stimulation and above all a reawakening of my passion for law.  

My small staff keeps overhead low and allows me to focus on what I do best – providing attentive, personal legal service.   Thanks to advances in technology, I have the resources of a larger firm at my fingertips through access to a collegiate group of peers (the proverbial “partner down the hall”) within Oregon and across the nation.   



  • Oregon State Bar since 2003
  • State Bar of California since 1994
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Wealth Counsel, LLC - a nationwide collaboration of trust and estate attorneys who are devoted to promoting the highest caliber of estate planning products and client service

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