Karen has been working as a legal assistant for more than seventeen years. She began her career at a labor law firm in Greenville, South Carolina in 1982 and has thoroughly enjoyed the time she has spent in the legal field. She came out of retirement in 2018 to work at McCarter | East PLLC and considers herself blessed to work alongside her daughter Kirstin Harper, one of the firm’s Associates.
She is a native of Aiken, South Carolina and received her Associates Degree in Secretarial Sciences. Karen has been married to her high school sweetheart, Kent, for thirty-seven years. They have two children, Kirstin and Rick, and five grandchildren. When she is not working, Karen enjoys going to the theater, playing with her grandkids, and loving on her pets, Lucy and Max. She also likes to paint, write, and sew.