- University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1998
- University of Florida, B.S. in Journalism, 1993
- Florida, 2000
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
Assistant County Attorney
Joined the Office in 2001
Karen Gordon represents Broward County human service agencies in a variety of transactional and administrative matters.
Ms. Gordon’s client agencies include the Human Services Department, Elderly and Veterans Services Division, the Nancy J. Cotterman (Sexual Assault Treatment) Center, the Broward Addiction Recovery Division, the Substance Abuse Advisory Board, the Health Care Services Section, and the HIV Health Services Planning Council. Her practice includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating multi-million-dollar contracts, and providing legal advice on a wide range of issues. She also advises the agencies and drafts legislative materials including ordinances and resolutions, and represents Broward County’s remaining interests in matters involving conflict attorneys for criminal defendants.
Ms. Gordon assisted in establishing the County's Civil Citation Program for first-time juvenile offenders facing misdemeanors offenses. The program is a collaborative partnership among law-enforcement agencies, community stakeholders, and the Human Services Department to provide young people with an alternative to criminal charges for minor offenses.
Ms. Gordon also has represented the Animal Care and Regulation Division, the Animal Care Advisory Committee, and the County’s Historical Commission, and has extensive experience representing the County’s interests in a variety of administrative hearing matters.
Outside the Office, Ms. Gordon has been involved in a number of social justice issues in the community. She is a former member of the Board of Advisors of the Pine Crest Preparatory School, and a recipient of the Family Volunteer Award from the Broward Partnership for the Homeless. Nothing means more to her than her son, Julian.