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Karen DeSoto
Professor
(New Jersey City University)
Attorney
Center for Legal Justice
On-Air Legal Analyst
NBC News, The T...
About Karen DeSoto
 A resident of New Jersey, Karen DeSoto received her
Juris Doctorate in Law from Temple University.
 ...
Activist, Humanitarian, Philanthropist,
 Karen remains active in her community,
working with students, doing speaking
eng...
Awards & Honors
 Named ‘Attorney of the Year’ at the 50th Annual
Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade
committee (Jer...
www.karendesoto.com
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Karen DeSoto

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Karen DeSoto has served as a public defender, prosecutor, attorney in private practice, and was the first woman, first Hispanic, and youngest person to ever serve as Corporate Counsel for the city of Jersey City, NJ.

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Karen DeSoto

  1. 1. Karen DeSoto Professor (New Jersey City University) Attorney Center for Legal Justice On-Air Legal Analyst NBC News, The TODAY Show, MSNBC www.karendesoto.com
  2. 2. About Karen DeSoto  A resident of New Jersey, Karen DeSoto received her Juris Doctorate in Law from Temple University.  She has served as a public defender, prosecutor, attorney in private practice, and was the first woman, first Hispanic, and youngest person to ever serve as Corporate Counsel for the city of Jersey City, NJ.  She is an on-air legal analyst / commentator for NBC News, and appears on several NBC shows on MSNBC, the Today Show, and appeared on CNN, ABC News and others.  She is a professor at New Jersey City University, having previously been an assistant professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. www.karendesoto.com
  3. 3. Activist, Humanitarian, Philanthropist,  Karen remains active in her community, working with students, doing speaking engagements, and working with organizations like the Cunningham Foundation, which provides scholarships to area students. She has served as a Board member for many other organizations as well  She serves as Co-Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution at NJCU business school. www.karendesoto.com
  4. 4. Awards & Honors  Named ‘Attorney of the Year’ at the 50th Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Festival and Parade committee (Jersey City, New Jersey).  Selected “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Bayonne Youth Center.  Named to the coveted list of “People on The Move” in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.  Named to The Hudson Reporter list of Most Influential People of Hudson County. www.karendesoto.com Karen DeSoto has been honored for her many humanitarian and civic contributions:
  5. 5. www.karendesoto.com

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