“Mediation gives participants the ability to understand all of the facts and issues surrounding the dispute, not just the edited picture asserted by the attorney.”- Karen Matcke Crosby
Karen Matcke Crosby, Attorney / Mediator is located in Concord, CA mediating for clients in disputes and legal matters including business, real estate, home building, personal injury, land/use and government permits, investment partnerships, contracts, business negotiations, and trust and estate conflicts.
The firm promotes successful relationships with clients and parties and is dedicated to doing the best for every participant, helping them achieve their personal and legal goals.
Karen Matcke Crosby, founder of the firm has over 31 years of combined private practice, in-house and government legal practice experience. As a mediator, Karen is trained for both civil litigation disputes and community disputes and served as a court small claims mediator. Her most recent past includes personal injury litigation and medical malpractice.
She has more than 100 hours of training and has participated in numerous mediations. She is quick to identify legal issues and areas of conflict, examining possible solutions for choices and options to be examined for settlement. Karen has worked in State and City government, in the home building industry, private litigation and is skilled in many areas of law including Personal Injury, Real Estate, Business, Trusts and Estates, Business Organizations, Land Acquisition, Contracts, Insurance, Land Use Permits, Zoning and Construction.
Karen Matcke Crosby has handled legal representation in all areas of acquisition, design, development, construction, building, title, deeds, ownership, ownership entities, lending, insurance, boundaries and general real estate or land development. She understands that relationships whether among family or in business affiliations require careful consideration. Karen works with and incorporates affiliates and experts in areas needed, including tax and finance to ensure everyone with information is participating in mediation, so that the parties’ needs are fully met.
Karen received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, 1988 and B.A. in Political Science, Pre-Law, Public Administration from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 1985, Trained as a Certified Mediator-Professional Mediation Associates 2009, Served on Humboldt Mediation Services Board 2009-2010. She is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, Contra Costa County Bar Association, California Bar Association and was former president of the Contra Costa County Bar Women’s Section.
Karen has worked with people with developmental and educational disabilities, special education issues, volunteered at numerous organizations, too many to list, including the Contra Costa Bar Association, Fee Dispute Arbitrator, Barristers, CASE in San Francisco, Autism related groups, special needs related issues, and served on the fundraising committee for Las Trampas Inc.
Karen earned the Sacramento Capital Internship; with Senator Nicholas Petris, 1984, Extern for the Honorable Peggy Hora; Alameda Superior Court 1988 and Honors Moot Court Board, 1986. She is also a published author of the article on “Women on the Bench” 1992 for Contra Costa Bar Association.
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