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Karen Oakes

Karen Oakes

 
  • Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Estate Planning
  • Oregon
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Kent Anderson
Reviewed by Kent Anderson March 19, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Karen Oaks, a former prosecutor and judge, is a superb bankruptcy lawyer and estate planning lawyer with sophistocated software and internet experience. She is the best lawyer in her areas of practice in the Klamath Falls area and one of the best in the State of Oregon.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

I have worked with Karen on multiple legal projects and as a member of various professional organizations.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

Karen and I have worked on various aspects of a case together. She has helped me with my cases and I have done the same for her.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I have worked with Karen extensively from 2007 continuing into the present.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Karen is a former prosecutor and is a zealous advocate for her clients. As a judge she is fair. As a counselor she is wise.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

I have asked Karen to speak at professional meetings and have read her written materials.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Karen's legal analysis is excellent. She often assists less experienced lawyers with their problems.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Karen communicates very well. As previously mentioned, she is a writer of legal articles and a presenter before professional organizations.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

There has never been a reason to question Karen's professional demeanor and high ethical standards.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Bankruptcy, Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Estate Planning
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Chip Parker
Reviewed by Chip Parker March 18, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have worked with Karen professionally for a very long time, and I wholeheartedly endorse her as an expert in bankruptcy law, debt defense and student loan law.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

I have worked with Karen on consumer bankruptcy issues for more than 15 years.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

Karn and I collaborate on a consumer bankruptcy project, and I frequently seek her legal advice in the area of bankruptcy law.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I have worked with Karen consistently for more than 15 years. The last time I worked with Karen was 2017.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Karen is passionate about debtor rights and works tirelessly for her clients.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Karen has been a practicing bankruptcy lawyer for 20 years, concentrating in the areas of bankruptcy and debt defense.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Karen is widely known amongst her peers as an expert in the areas of bankruptcy, debt defense and creditor harassment.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Karen routinely teaches continuing legal education in the areas of consumer bankruptcy litigation and consumer protection.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

I have interacted professionally with Karen for 15 years, and during that time, she has always been professional and ethical.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Consumer bankruptcy, student loan law and FDCPA
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Pro Bono and Community Services
  • Project Management
  • Transactions
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes