Clients rely on Karen E. Milner for day-to-day counseling in the areas of Employment Law, Wage and Hour Law, Workplace Safety & Health, Affirmative Action, and Immigration Law. Working with in-house counsel, Human Resources Directors and staff, and Labor Relations Directors, Karen develops strategies to help clients avoid litigation and successfully defend against administrative actions or litigation from current and former employees.
Experienced in representing clients against charges filed with the EEOC, MCHR, IDHR, and CREA, Karen has worked with various federal and state agencies from Kansas to Anchorage. She’s handled numerous labor arbitrations for employers facing issues of contract interpretation, and employee discipline and discharge. An expert in Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations, she has written and edited company handbooks and policy manuals to help clients comply with current laws. A regular contributor and editor for the American Bar Association’s Fair Labor Standards Act Supplements, Karen serves as the primary contact for clients on issues dealing with the FLSA, FMLA, OSHA, COBRA, and GINA.
Before joining Lowenbaum Law, Karen worked for Lowenbaum, Bobroff, Hesse, Lindmark & Martone, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, and Thompson & Mitchell (now Thompson & Coburn).
A graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, Karen has earned the Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.
Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.
University of Missouri, B.S.
Karen finds wisdom and humor in the words of Irish dramatist Oscar Wilde: “Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.” A true animal lover, Karen’s favorite domestic pet is a cat, and in the wild she admires the leopard.
Karen considers her greatest non-professional accomplishment to be completing several half marathons - without sustaining great pain or injury. And if she hadn’t found success as a lawyer, she’d want to be a professional runner. Her preferred place to live would be the small town of Kaanapali on the island of Maui. Barring that, she’d settle for her ideal vacation of four weeks in Hawaii.
While her favorite music is pop, her favorite musician is singer-songwriter and rapper Kid Rock. She enjoys St. Louis Cardinals baseball and names Redbird legend Ozzie Smith as her all-time favorite player.