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Karen L. Ware

Partner

UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

5850 Canoga Avenue
4th Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

1500 Palma Drive
2nd Floor
Ventura, CA 93003

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Karen Ware helps people throughout central and southern California with filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, fighting debt lawsuits, vacating judgments, stopping garnishments,  and other credit and debt issues.

Her practice emphasizes the importance of explaining all options to Clients, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

She is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the California State Bar, and the California State Bar Section on Business and Insolvency Law.

Ms. Ware is admitted to the Maryland Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of California, and the United States District Courts for the District of Maryland, the Central District of California, and the Eastern District of California. She is admitted to the Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Maryland, the Central District of California, and the Eastern District of California.

Before starting her own practice in 2006 in Bethesda, Maryland, Ms. Ware was an Associate in the National Tax Department of a “Big Four” accounting firm. Her work focused on the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including executive compensation plans, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, LLC operating agreements, and forming and unwinding partnerships. Ms. Ware was also an Associate at a Fortune 100 financial services firm, where she researched and resolved tax issues arising from complex investment transactions.

In 2010, she expanded her practice to include offices in California.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.

She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law, where she received the Thomas E. Berry Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Probate Law.

She lives in California with her husband and their daughter.

License

11 years since Karen L. Ware was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
MD Active 2006
CA Active 2011

Education

School Major Degree Graduated
University of Texas School of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor 2001
University of Georgia Biochemistry B.S. 1993

Work Experience

Position Duration
Attorney - Law Offices of Karen Ware, PC 2006 - Present
Attorney (Volunteer) - Maryland Foreclosure Prevention Project 2008 - 2009
Attorney (Volunteer) - Montgomery County Bar Association Pro Bono Program 2007 - 2010

Associations

Position Association Name Duration
Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association Member 2014 - Present
Central California Bankruptcy Association Member 2014 - Present
Solvang Chamber of Commerce Member 2014 - Present

Awards

Award Name Granting Organization Date
Ventura Best Businesses of 2014- Bankruptcy Lawyer Best Businesses 2015
Clients' Choice Award AVVO 2015
Thomas E. Berry Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Probate Law University of Texas School of Law 2001

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Absolutely a wonderful experience. Our bankruptcy is being moved along very quickly. Questions are answered in a professional manner and anytime I had questions I could easily reach someone. We are very satisfied with UpRight Law.

Glenn & Cheri M. Kentucky

Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

Teresa C. Washington