Spaulding, McCullough & Tansil LLP
90 South E Street Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 524-1900
Kari Brown's practice primarily focuses on general civil litigation and employment law. She handles a variety of business and contractual disputes as well as employment and personal injury litigation. In the employment arena, Kari counsels employers and employees on new developments in the law and with regard to employment agreements, severance packages, and the termination process. She also drafts employment policies, handbooks, and affirmative action plans.
Kari came to SMT in 2015 with several years of prior experience in civil litigation and criminal prosecution. She has handled complicated litigation matters in the areas of commercial loss, property dispute, construction defect, and personal injury. As a former prosecutor, Kari has extensive trial experience and knowledge of criminal law as well as significant training and experience with civil environmental and consumer protection cases.
Kari received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2006, where she received numerous awards for her trial advocacy and clerked for the Judicial Council of California, Center for Families, Children and the Courts. Prior to law school, she attended Indiana University, where she graduated with Highest Distinction with a B.A. in history and criminal justice. While at I.U., she was nominated to Phi Beta Kappa and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Kari is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association, Sonoma County Women in Law, and the Personnel Association of Sonoma County (PASCO). Kari is also a board member at Bethlehem Children's Center in Santa Rosa and was previously the secretary of the Sonoma County Prosecutor's Association. Kari was selected by the North Bay Business Journal for its 2018 Forty Under 40 Award. In addition to extensive trial practice, Kari is well-versed on immigration law as it relates to U-Visas and partnered in her capacity as a prosecutor with the YWCA to educate the community on this issue.