Karen Alexander is a seasoned criminal trial lawyer in San Diego, California. Karen has experience representing individuals and entities in matters involving election fraud, securities fraud, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mortgage fraud, immigration fraud, criminal tax matters, unlicensed money transferring, bulk cash smuggling, criminal environmental matters and more. In 2016, she co-tried a six-week white-collar jury trial in federal court.
Prior to entering private practice, Karen spent five years as an assistant federal defender for the Southern District of California, where she represented more than 500 individuals in federal criminal prosecutions, including mail and wire fraud, drug trafficking, alien smuggling and other immigration violations. She appeared as lead counsel in six jury trials and two bench trials and argued once before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Karen is a cum laude graduate of Yale University and a graduate of New York University School of Law. She clerked for the Honorable Karen S. Crawford of the Southern District of California and has taught Constitutional and Criminal law courses as an adjunct professor at Point Loma Nazarene University. She has been a member of the San Diego Chapter of WWCDA since its inception in 2019.