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Stephen Karns

Stephen Karns

  • Military Law, Criminal Law
  • Texas
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Kevin Courtney
Kevin Courtney October 17, 2023
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Mr. Karns is a team player who adds value to a military criminal or administrative defense team. While often working with military co-counsel who don't have as much experience as he does, Mr. Karns brings the added value of decades of experience as a lawyer and a calm presence to a typically stressful situation. View More
Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Mr. Karns and I represented a Marine in an Article 32 preliminary hearing.

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

Our client hired Mr. Karns and the Marine Corps detailed me to the case as co-counsel. Mr. Karns took the lead on the case and helped navigate the case from the start.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I worked with Mr. Karns around the December 2020-April 2021 timeframe.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?

Mr. Karns was effective because he has an extensive knowledge of the military legal system and compiled a great mitigation package which helped during the negotiations.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

As a former Army Major, Mr. Karns has personal knowledge and experience working within the unique field of military justice.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Mr. Karns brought his decades of experience to the table and used our client's unique facts, tailored it with the law, and helped convince the command to accept a swell deal for our client.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Mr. Karns effectively communicates in writing and in oral advocacy.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

I've never questioned Mr. Karn's zealous advocacy and everything he did remained above board.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Military criminal law.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Drafting
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends