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Attorney Karen W. Stuntz is a founding partner of McEvoy & Stuntz, LLP, a Concord law firm specializing in all areas of domestic relations. Karen’s practice is focused on complex custody disputes and high asset property division. An experienced litigator and passionate about trial work, she has taken a significant amount of domestic relation cases to trial in Middlesex, Norfolk, Barnstable, Essex, and Worcester Counties, and has handled numerous appellate matters. 

Karen enjoys positive rapport with judges, attorneys, court 2015 Premier 100 Seal AATApersonnel, and clients. Her strong interpersonal skills allow her to negotiate fervently and reach settlements that serve her clients’ best interests. When a settlement is simply not possible, Karen will aggressively advocate for her clients at all levels of contested litigation.

Karen has an outstanding record of success arguing contested motions and conducting multi-day trials where numerous issues are contested. In addition, she is a formidable opponent at the appellate level, with strong skills in legal research, writing, and oral advocacy.

Dedicated to child related issues, Karen co-founded a pro bono legal representation program in the Middlesex Probate & Family Court for children. The Attorneys Representing Children (ARC) program was launched in 2012 and now has more than 40 attorney volunteers who volunteer their time in representing a child or children in a contested litigation where the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is not involved. Certified as a Category F Guardian ad Litem, Karen has been appointed to serve as a Guardian ad Litem in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk and Worcester counties.  Additionally, Karen has been appointed as a special master and discovery master through the Probate & Family Court.

An alumna of Union College, Karen earned a BA degree in political science and graduated with departmental honors. She attended Suffolk University Law School and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and the United States Supreme Court. Karen is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Middlesex County Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, and Massachusetts Association of Guardian ad Litems. Karen is also a volunteer member of the Middlesex Probate & Family Court conciliation program, and she serves as a volunteer attorney-coach for the Acton-Boxboro High School Mock Trial Team.

2012-2015, Karen was named a Massachusetts Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Rating Service.

Karen has received the 2015 Premier 100 Designation Award by the AATA (Attorney American Academy of Trial Attorneys).