Karen Hoffman is a practicing attorney, certified mediator, and co-founder of DKS Consulting Group. She brings her expertise in employment, liability assessment, and conflict resolution to DKS. Karen is particularly skilled at helping individuals and businesses resolve conflict, reach consensus, and move forward in productive ways.
Karen maintains a private practice in which she advises businesses and individuals on a wide range of employment matters, including risk assessment and diversity in the workplace. She is a mediator who helps individuals and businesses resolve disputes. For many years, Karen has mediated civil claims in the Dedham District Court in Massachusetts. She is also a divorce mediator and assists in the Family Law Clinic in Suffolk Probate and Family Court.
Karen began her career representing plaintiffs in litigation cases including civil rights, lead paint, personal injury, and education. She was a member of the Needham Human Rights Committee and conciliated claims of discrimination involving complainants in the town of Needham. Karen has initiated and successfully realized numerous projects to promote diversity, fairness, and accountability in her community. She majored in Political Science at Brown University, and earned her law degree magna cum laude from Washington College of Law, The American University. In 1997, she founded The Women Lawyers Network, an organization of women lawyers in the Boston area that offers its members resources for networking, marketing, and professional development.