Karen D. Turano


Karen joined Connor, Evans & Hafenstein LLP as an associate in 2016.  Prior to this time, she worked for a small law firm in the Columbus area for approximately 9 years. She has concentrated her practice area on representing injured workers at all levels of hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio.  Karen has also practiced law before the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and the Ohio Court of Claims in Victims of Crime Compensation. In addition, Karen has first-chair litigation experience before the various Courts of Common Pleas throughout the State of Ohio and has argued successfully before the Tenth District Court of Appeals of Ohio in mandamus actions. Karen has also practiced law and argued on behalf of injured workers before the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Karen attended Capital University Law School and earned her J.D. degree in 2007.  While in law school, Karen was a volunteer with The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy. She also participated in Capital University Law School's externship program with the Franklin County Domestic Relations Court, Juvenile Division. Prior to attending law school, Karen graduated cum laude from and received her Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of Georgia. While attending the University of Georgia, she was honored by being selected as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Please contact Karen at (614) 779-0675 x 0679  with any questions.

Practice Areas: 
Workers' Compensation
2007, Ohio; United States District Court for the Northern and Southern District of Ohio
Law School: 
Capital University
Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice