Karen Haga was admitted as a solicitor in 1985. Since then she has practiced primarily in the fields of family law and litigation, working for general practice firms in Rozelle and Merrylands before establishing Karen L Haga & Associates at Castle Hill in 1994.
Karen was in the first group of lawyers to be accredited as Family Law Specialists by the Law Society of New South Wales in 1993, and was also one of the first lawyers to be appointed by the Legal Aid Commission to represent children in proceedings in the Family Court.
During her career Karen has gained extensive experience in all aspects of family law, from complex property settlements and children’s issues to acting for women in domestic violence applications. Her experience in the field of domestic violence also led her to be one of the initial solicitors involved in the advocacy service established at Parramatta Court in the early 1990s to represent victims of violence in AVO applications.
Karen is also trained in the new collaborative family law approach to separation and is a member of the Greater Sydney Collaborative Family Lawyers group.
Over the years, Karen has earned a reputation for her dedication, determination and commitment to clients. She works with clients to understand their individual situation, their needs and their expectations and then strives to achieve the best possible outcome for her client in all cases. In her day-to-day dealings with clients, Karen’s down to earth and approachable style is welcomed by all.