Karen E. Balman, MSW
Mitigation Specialist

Karen is CDH Law’s in-house Criminal Mitigation Specialist and Office Manager. A Central New York native, Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from LeMoyne College and a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University. Karen spent a year interning with Federal Probation and an additional year learning the mitigation profession under the supervision of one of New York’s most respected mitigation specialists. Karen earned her Mitigation Certification from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.

Karen is committed to preserving the dignity, worth and self-determination of our clients. With this in mind, Karen interviews clients and collaborates with our attorneys as part of our holistic approach to the defense process. She is a dedicated advocate, assisting clients in obtaining needed services. As wife and daughter of United States Army veterans, Karen’s passion for veteran’s issues nests perfectly with CDH Law’s veteran-owned and centric practice.