Staff Attorney - Pennsylvania
Karyn graduated University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1995 and worked as a law clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She then worked in the criminal justice system as an Assistant District Attorney for Allegheny County and a Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania before her husband’s military career moved the family to New Jersey. In New Jersey, Karyn was elected to serve two terms on the Board of Education at her daughters’ public school. After passing the New Jersey bar examination, Karyn then served as In-House counsel for a local, urban, economically challenged school district. Having been a mom with two daughters in public school and often times going before the school board to discuss various issues; having then served as a Board member, and then as an attorney for a local school board, Karyn is very familiar and has extensive experience with school law, policies and procedures. These experiences provide Karyn with a unique perspective on how School Boards operate and how they can be challenged.
In 2015, Karyn and her husband became licensed resource parents for the State of New Jersey and became foster parents to their now adopted daughter. More recently, they took in another foster child who needed a home. Karyn’s interaction and experiences with the Department of Children and Family Services in the State of New Jersey has provided her with critical insight on how the State effectuates services to foster children and families in New Jersey.
Karyn enjoys being a strong advocate and taking on new challenges. She is honored to be a part of the PJI and provide legal counsel on a variety of issues involving government overreach.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17.