Karen Corcoran was admitted to the Rhode Island Bar in 2003. She has been an attorney with DeSisto Law since 2004. She has had trial experience in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, civil practice experience in the Rhode Island Superior Court, and appellate experience in the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Karen specializes in pre-trial practice, discovery, depositions, and arguing both dispositive and discovery motions.
Karen graduated from Phillips Academy Andover in 1982. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology from Mount Holyoke College in 1986. Karen had an extensive career in commercial insurance before attending law school. She attended Roger Williams University School of Law and was awarded her J.D., cum laude, in 2003. While attending Roger Williams University School of Law, she served as a Judicial Intern under Chief Justice Ernest C. Torres.
Karen’s primary practice areas include the defense of municipalities; police misconduct; employment discrimination; public and private school defense; constitutional violation claims, including Substantive and Procedural due process; equal protection; First Amendment and Fourth Amendment violation claims; and investigations.