Karen Boston has successfully represented thousands of people in the areas of personal injury, family law and civil matters. Whether a victim of a motor vehicle accident, a person with a serious family law matter, or a person who has suffered serious injuries, Boston accepts the challenge and seeks to obtain the best results possible for her clients.
From the get-go of entering private practice, Karen has represented people in personal injury matters. For 20 years, Karen has successfully handled wrongful death matters, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, assault, and negligent infliction of emotional distress cases. Karen has experience working with persons who have sustained traumatic brain injuries.
A substantial portion of Karen's practice is devoted to her family law practice. She handles divorces and custody disputes for clients in several counties, as well as grandparents’ visitation and guardianship matters. Karen represents both plaintiffs and defendants in protection from abuse matters. Karen has served as a past chair of the Maine State Bar Association's Family Law Section and also previously served as vice chair and secretary. Boston has spoken at legal seminars throughout the state. Karen currently serves on the Maine State Bar Association CLE Committee, is a rostered Guardian ad Litem in the state of Maine, and serves on the Guardian ad Litem Review Board.
Boston also has extensive experience in the firm's appellate practice. She has won numerous appeals before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, both in the family law and personal injury arenas. She won a case before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court that set precedent in defining the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Boston is a managerial shareholder of the firm, and in addition to her full-time practice, manages the firm with the assistance of several other experienced attorneys in the firm. Karen is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings.
Karen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Colby College in 1993 and her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1996. During law school, she represented indigent people in family law matters at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. Her experience helping people at the legal aid clinic reaffirmed for her that she wanted to represent individuals, rather than large corporations. She is the daughter of Sumner Lipman, who started the law firm in 1972.
Karen is an active member of the Augusta community. She was born and raised in Augusta and has settled here with her own family. Karen has served as the president of the Kennebec County Bar Association (2004-2006), formerly served as the vice president, secretary and treasurer and was a former vice president of the Board of the Kennebec County Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Kennebec Valley YMCA. Karen currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and on the advisory board of the Women’s Network organization.
Karen enjoys running in local road races, playing tennis, skiing and bike riding with family. Karen is married to Jeff Boston, an elementary school principal in RSU #38 at Readfield and Wayne Elementary Schools. Karen and Jeff have three children.