Karen H. Charrington
Title: FORMER PROSECUTOR AND TRIAL ATTORNEY
Karen Hillary Charrington is a former prosecutor and trial attorney who specializes in all areas of Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense on the State and Federal level in New York.
Ms. Charrington began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County in 1999, under the Honorable Robert T. Johnson. At the Bronx District Attorney's Office, she rose in the ranks to become a prosecutor in the Major Case Trial Bureau where Ms. Charrington tried many cases and presented hundreds of cases to the Grand Jury while working with various law enforcement agencies.
After leaving the District Attorney's Office in 2004, Ms. Charrington was hired to head the Civil Litigation department at a boutique law firm in Westchester County, The Bozeman Law Firm, LLP. This department was comprised of Matrimonial, Personal Injury, Contract disputes and a wide range of other matters that were on a Trial track. She navigated her way through the New York Court system, dissected the cases and ultimately settled or tried all of the firm’s pending civil cases. At the firm, Ms. Charrington supervised the litigation department and trained junior associates. Currently, Ms. Charrington is an Of Counsel attorney to the firm.
While at the firm, Ms. Charrington maintained her desire to handle Criminal cases, thus in 2005 Ms. Charrington founded a law firm that would provide quality Criminal defense to those accused of a crime. Ms. Charrington parlayed her experience as a prosecutor into her firm to provide tactical and effective defenses to fight and defeat criminal charges against her clients. The Charrington Firm, P.C. offers unmatched litigation skills to clients as well as small businesses.
In 2010, during the height of the New York City Department of Education’s crisis to remove New York City Teachers from the notorious “Rubber Rooms," Ms. Charrington was hired as an Administrative Trial Attorney by the New York City Department of Education in an effort to expedite the administrative process against teachers who were disciplined for misconduct and placed in the "Rubber Rooms". Ms. Charrington, along with the other attorneys handling these cases, was ultimately successful in resolving all of the outstanding disciplinary cases within the specified deadlines, either by settlements or trials.
Clients, as well as her colleagues, have come to rely upon Ms. Charrington’s wisdom and expertise as a litigator. Her broad and vast amount of experience in the private and public sectors enable her to provide wise and advantageous strategies in order to obtain the most favorable results for her clients.
Ms. Charrington handles Criminal and Civil matters within the Courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court of the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts. She also handles appeals and has argued before the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.
Ms. Charrington is an acclaimed seasoned attorney, who in 2012 was named one of the Top 40 Trial Attorneys under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers’ Association. Her legal expertise and zealous representation has also afforded her the opportunity to appear as a contributing legal analyst on National television. Ms. Charrington has appeared on CNN, HLN, FOX NEWS and FOX BUSINESS to discuss and analyze current legal topics.
Not only is Ms. Charrington an accomplished and recognized attorney; She is also an advocate for young people. She volunteers her time to assist in Mock trial competitions for high school and college students. She was the Mock Trial Coach for the Hewlett High School Mock trial team from 2009-2011 and 2015 for the Nassau County Bar Association Mock Trial Competitions. During each competition her team advanced to higher levels and she has been awarded for her efforts. Ms. Charrington also judges mock trial competitions for the Yale Mock Trial Association at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut. She is a motivational speaker and mentors young students who wish to pursue a career in Law.