Cynthia K. Karlen

Phone: (415) 438-1990
Fax: (415) 438-1999

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Associate Attorney


  • Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, CA
    Juris Doctor, 2003
  • University of California, Riverside, CA
    Bachelor of Science, Administrative Studies, 1978


Cynthia Karlen is an Associate attorney with the firm’s San Francisco office.   Her background includes work as a claims examiner and claims supervisor in the area of worker’s compensation prior to proceeding to obtain her J.D. and passing the California State Bar.  She has experience in working in many different facets of workers’ compensation law, including some work under the federal workers’ compensation program for longshoremen and harbor workers (L & H).  She also has worked representing California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) at a prior law firm and is very familiar with the defenses used to protect their interests. Cynthia has also worked in the area of asbestos litigation as well as 3rd party recovery.

Ms. Karlen is currently active in the North Bay Workers Compensation Association, serving as acting President.  The organization provides continuing education units for claims adjusters and attorneys and is an excellent way to network with the other parties in the workers’ compensation system, from applicant’s attorneys to investigators to doctors.

In her free time, Cynthia enjoys spending time reading, golfing and playing with her grandchildren.  One of her favorite places to travel to is Disneyland in Anaheim, CA especially with her family.