Karen L. Severy

Phone: 301-948-1177
Fax: 301-948-4334

Karen L. Severy represents businesses and individuals on contracts, commercial transactions, general corporate matters, and trusts and estates. She also has extensive experience in civil litigation and criminal matters. Karen began her legal career as an Associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, a large Wall Street law firm in New York. She then moved to government service where she stayed for more than half of her legal career, including serving as a criminal prosecutor in three jurisdictions: Brooklyn, New York; Washington, DC; and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Karen also served for several years as a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Her more recent experience includes positions as in-house counsel for a large corporation focusing on contracts and general corporate matters and for a financial services company concentrating primarily on trust and estate matters.

Practice Areas:

  • Contracts
  • General Corporate
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • The Florida Bar
  • Maryland State Bar Association


  • George Washington University, J.D. with honors, 1991
  • University of Maryland, B.A. Economics, 1987