Karen M. Sosa
Karen is a versatile criminal litigator who has honed her skills fighting on both sides of the aisle in multiple jurisdictions.
Karen M. Sosa | Associate
Karen came to Werksman Jackson & Quinn from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, where she prosecuted in four courthouses across LA County. Previously, she practiced in Virginia, first as a public defender in one of Virginia's toughest counties, and then as a prosecutor in the state’s largest prosecutor's office. Karen has handled a variety of criminal cases – from traffic offenses to murders – and has won successful outcomes at trial as well as in pre- and post-trial litigation.
After graduating from Columbia University, Karen attended UCLA School of Law, where she clerked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., and for the Major Crimes Unit in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. After law school, Karen earned a Master’s degree (LL.M.) with a specialization in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the London School of Economics and worked in London as a criminal justice policy advisor.
Karen is a member of the California and Virginia state bars.
London School of Economics | 2010
University of California Los Angeles School of Law | 2009
Columbia University | 2006
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of Virginia
- United States District Court-Central District of California