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Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Dowling College – Summa Cum Laude | Touro Law School (J.D. 1994) – Cum Laude
Author – “Carmen Santiago v. Marriot (Workers Compensation Decision by Florida Supreme Court)”
While in law school, Ms. Marcell participated in several clinical programs where she represented claimants seeking Social Security disability; she also participated in a domestic violence clinic seeking Orders of Protection for battered spouses. Ms. Marcell was also the research assistant to the Clinical Programs Director at her law school. After sitting for the New York and New Jersey Bar Examinations in 1994, Ms. Marcell then relocated to Florida to be with family and sat for the Florida Bar Examination in February of 1995, and was admitted to Florida in June of 1995. While studying for the Florida Bar, Ms. Marcell worked as a research attorney for a personal injury firm.
Since being admitted to the Florida Bar, Ms. Marcell practiced law in Clearwater, Florida at a personal injury firm where she represented the interests of plaintiffs. In addition to personal injury claims, she represented the interests of injured workers and disabled claimaints.
Ms. Marcell then relocated to Orlando in 1996 and worked once again in a plaintiffs’ firm in downtown Orlando practicing personal injury law and Social Security disability law.
In 1999, Ms. Marcell joined Alan Garfinkel as an associate focusing her practice on the plaintiff’s side and has represented those in medical malpractice claims, personal injury, workers compensation, disability, property damage insurance claims, hurricane damage claims, and other first party insurance claims.
In recent years, Karen Marcell has enjoyed applying her vast knowledge and experience to the practice of community association law in our transaction and litigation department which includes helping our valued clients with their often complex and large-scale construction defect and property damage claims.