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Karen Finley

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  • Partner


Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation


Attorney Karen Finley joined TKCK in December 2009, practicing in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Karen has almost 20 years experience representing insurers and employers in Workers’ Compensation cases. Karen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1989, and her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University in 1993. She moved to the Boston area, and worked in private practice handling civil RICO litigation, securities fraud, and EEOC complaints. She then served as in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual for seven years, and, most recently, as in-house counsel for Beacon Mutual Insurance Company.

Karen served as the co-chair of the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar for three years, and has conducted numerous in-house Workers’ Compensation legal training symposiums.

Karen currently volunteers with the YES-RI program which teaches young workers about the Rhode Island workers’ compensation system and work place safety. Karen has recently been appointed an adjunct professor at the Roger Williams School of Law to teach Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation.


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor - 1993
  • Eastern Michigan University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts

Professional Associations

  • Co-chair, Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor at the Roger Williams School of Law to teach Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, YES-RI program