Northwestern University School of Law
As Of Counsel at Margolis & Bloom, Karen B. Mariscal practices in the areas of special needs estate planning, guardianship, and disability law. Karen has been a highly-regarded lawyer in private practice for more than 30 years, half of that time in New York City and half in Boston at Peabody & Arnold, LLP, and White & Williams, LLP.
Karen is a passionate advocate for her clients, including people who have family members with special needs. She and her husband have a severely autistic son who is now a young adult, living at home, so she understands how to navigate the system and what parents go through. Karen has been very active in Special Olympics, founding Wellesley’s Special Olympics track team (part of Wellesley S.T.A.R.S.), is a member of the Adult Services Committee of AFAM (Advocacy for Autism Massachusetts) and is on the board of Camp Starfish, a camp for children with emotional and behavioral issues. She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
In addition to estate planning and guardianship (including supported decision-making), Karen provides families with information, resources, and practical assistance regarding their children’s adult day programming and housing and residential options and supports. Karen is a graduate of Indiana University, cum laude, and Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude.
Margolis & Bloom provides the highest level of legal representation and service to individuals and families facing legal issues affecting seniors and families with children with special needs.. Margolis & Bloom is recognized as a leading law firm in Boston in the areas of elder law, planning for long-term care needs, estate planning for parents of children with special needs, and the structuring and management of personal injury settlements.
Tell us about your special needs issue and we will put you in touch with Karen Mariscal