Bar Admission

Florida/New York/New Jersey/
Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator


Dowling College – Summa Cum Laude
Touro Law School Cum Laud

Karen Marcell, Esq.


While in law school, Ms. Marcell participated in several clinical programs where she represented claimants seeking Social Security disability; she also participated in a domestic violence clinic seeking Orders of Protection for battered spouses. Ms. Marcell was also the research assistant to the Clinical Programs Director at her law school. After sitting for the New York and New Jersey Bar Examinations in 1994, Ms. Marcell then relocated to Florida to be with family and sat for the Florida Bar Examination in February of 1995, and was admitted to Florida in June of 1995. While studying for the Florida Bar, Ms. Marcell worked as a research attorney for a personal injury firm.

Since being admitted to the Florida Bar, Ms. Marcell practiced law in Clearwater, Florida at a personal injury firm where she represented the interests of plaintiffs. In addition to personal injury claims, she represented the interests of injured workers and disabled claimaints.

Ms. Marcell then relocated to Orlando in 1996 and worked once again in a plaintiffs’ firm in downtown Orlando practicing personal injury law and Social Security disability law.

In 1999, Ms. Marcell joined Alan Garfinkel as an associate focusing her practice on the plaintiff’s side and has represented those in medical malpractice claims, personal injury, workers compensation, disability, property damage insurance claims, hurricane damage claims, and other first party insurance claims.

In recent years, Karen Marcell has enjoyed applying her vast knowledge and experience to the practice of community association law in our transaction and litigation department which includes helping our valued clients with their often complex and large-scale construction defect and property damage claims.


Karen attained a second degree brown belt in Tae Kwon Do. She also climbed Machu Picchu in Peru in 2019, and loves to travel, and her favorite time of the year is Christmas!!!. Karen has four children and they are all four legged fur babies and she is an equal opportunity animal lover (She has 2 dogs and 2 cats, all which have been to the office at one time or the other). Karen has worked with Alan Garfinkel for nearly 25 years.