Karen Hanks was born and raised in Pasadena, Maryland, a small suburb located near Baltimore. She attended college at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. After completing her undergraduate degree, she attended law school at Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude.
In 2005, Ms. Hanks was admitted to the Nevada bar. She has practiced in areas of business litigation, wills and trusts, probate, guardianship and personal injury on both the plaintiff and defense side. Currently, her area of practice focuses on property law.
Ms. Hanks is a seasoned trial attorney with her most notable trial yielding a $4.2 million jury verdict in favor of her client in a wrongful death/negligence case.