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Karen Shapiro

Karen Shapiro


Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Office Phone: 704-549-1950

Cell Phone: 704-491-5442

Fax: 704-549-1969

Email: Email Me


I am attorney Karen Shapiro. I have been practicing law in North Carolina since 2005. I began my legal career at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant District Attorney, I prosecuted various types of traffic offenses, including Speeding Tickets, Reckless Driving, Passing a Stopped School Bus, Driving While License Revoked, No Operator’s License, DWI/DUI (Driving While Impaired), underage drinking and other alcohol related offenses. I also prosecuted domestic violence cases, simple drug possession and other general misdemeanors.

In 2006, I opened The Law Office of Karen Shapiro, PLLC. Since then, the majority of my practice has been focused on Family Law, Criminal Defense and Traffic violations. I began working with GPS Law Group in February 2020. 

Family Law

As a mother of three children and a step-mother of two more children, I understand the value of family. When divorce becomes a reality, “family” can have a whole new meaning. The world of divorce is not easy and can be very scary. It is more than just filing legal documents. Divorce has both legal and emotional consequences, each just as important as the other. Dealing with a divorce includes making major life decisions that affect your children and/or your financial outlook. These are some of the most important decisions you will face at a time when you may be in the worst mental or emotional state to handle them. That is where I can help. My real life experience with divorce is what separates me from other attorneys. I understand both the emotional and legal issues that surround a divorce. I will work with you and advise you on the best resolution for your individual situation. I always encourage working towards an out-of-court resolution. Going to court can be expensive and it can also expose your private matters in a public setting. However, if court is required for your situation, I will stand up for you and fight hard to protect and preserve your rights.


Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic violations


  • Born & raised in New York
  • Undergraduate studies (SUNY New Paltz) and Law School in New York (Albany Law)
  • Juris Doctor from Albany Law, NY
  • A former Mecklenburg Co. Prosecutor
  • Private practice since 2006
  • Understands the law!
  • Compassionate! Listens and Cares!

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