Karen Galat, the principal of Newburyport Family Law & Divorce Mediation, was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts in 1982 after receiving her Juris Doctor cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. In 1983, she was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In 1990, she had the honor of being admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
While attending Law School and following her graduation Attorney Galat was employed as a paralegal by the Boston firm of Peabody & Brown, and then as an associate in Boston at the Law Offices of Edmund E. Fleming and the Newburyport Law firm of Beit, Stevens & O’Flaherty.
In 2000, Attorney Galat opened her own law office in Newburyport where she continued her Divorce and Family Law practice. She has been named as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) on numerous occasions by the Essex County Probate & Family Court and is uniquely qualified to handle cases in which custody is disputed.
From 2002 to 2011, Attorney Galat owned and operated Clipper City Networks, a web development company, and Snowvillage, a country inn and restaurant just outside of Conway, NH. She returned to Newburyport and to the practice of law in 2011 and opened Newburyport Family Law. Divorce Mediation was added in 2012.
Attorney Galat is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem, and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel. She is a zealous advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution advocating mediation and collaborative law solutions whenever possible.