karen pelczarskiAttorney Pelczarski has over 35 years of experience litigating complex business issues. For several consecutive years, she has been recognized as one of the top 250 women in litigation in the United States, as Rhode Island "Lawyer of the Year" in various litigation areas, and her law firm has been consistently named a "Tier 1" best law firm by US News and World Report.  Many of her cases have involved family-owned businesses and closely held corporations.  She has mastered complicated issues involving corporate contracts, non-competition agreements, employment agreements, shareholder disputes, business valuations, stock options, and disputes involving trusts and estates.  She is known for providing practical guidance to individual and corporate clients, and for achieving favorable results that are closely tailored to her clients’ goals and needs.

Attorney Pelczarski has parlayed her impressive knowledge and understanding in the area of complex business litigation into becoming an exceptional mediator of difficult business disputes.  She is a trained and experienced mediator who has assisted corporations and individuals alike in reaching final resolutions to many disputes which were assumed to be unresolvable.





Wellesley College (B.A.,1982 with honors)


Boston College Law School (J.D., 1985)


University of Pennsylvania Law School (1984-1985)

Karen Pelczarski


BENCHMARK  LITIGATION,  250 Best Women in Litigation in the United States.


BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA , Commercial Litigation


• Rhode Island Lawyer of the Year for Trust and Estate Litigation

• Rhode Island Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning Litigation

• Rhode Island Lawyer of the Year for Labor and Employment Litigation


US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, "Tier 1" law firm - Law Office of Karen Pelczarski


Rhode Island and New England SUPER LAWYERS


RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY Top Attorney, Alternative Dispute Resolution


Law Office of Karen Pelczarski • 103 Leeshore Lane, Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878 • 401 323 8920 • karen@kpellaw.com