KAREN L. MIDDLEKAUFF
Karen Middlekauff concentrates her practice at McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A. in the areas of catastrophic injury cases, products liability defense, and she additionally practices in the area of family law.
Prior to joining MTW, Karen focused her practice on family law with a large family law firm in Tampa, Florida. Karen has extensive experience with dissolution of marriage, alimony, asset and liability distribution, attorneys’ fees actions, establishment of paternity, or, in the case of same-sex parents, establishment of parentage, child support, child custody, and visitation/timesharing. Karen also handles domestic violence injunctions and estate planning.
Karen graduated cum laude from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law in 2012. She received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Delaware in 2009, graduating cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
While in law school, Karen competed on the UF Trial team, and participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic with the Public Defenders’ offices in Alachua and Orange counties. Karen is a dedicated advocate for the LGBT community, and interned at the Servicemembers’ Legal Defense Network in Washington D.C., a non-profit organization that defended LGBT military personnel dismissed from service. Karen additionally worked for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC, where she gained experience in federal government agency policy and legal issues affecting the national intelligence community.
Karen is actively involved with the Orange County Bar Association and the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Karen is originally from the great state of Pennsylvania, and, in her spare time, Karen enjoys spinning, baking, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2013
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2017
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2012
University of Delaware, B.A., 2009
The Florida Bar
Orange County Bar Association
Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
National LGBT Bar Association
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