Karin Ciano

Program Director & Volunteer Coordinator

Karin is a lawyer, writer, teacher, and connector who believes that small law firms have the power to close the justice gap.

A New Jersey native, Karin attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and obtained her law degree from New York University School of Law in 1995.  After several years’ experience as a commercial litigator in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Karin returned to NYU Law to teach in its innovative and respected Lawyering Program.  In 2003 Karin moved to Minnesota to clerk for Judge James Rosenbaum of Minnesota’s federal district court.  After Judge Rosenbaum’s retirement Karin clerked for Minnesota federal district court Judge Ann Montgomery and federal magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan.  After leaving the court Karin opened her own shop.  Karin maintains her own practice and is of counsel to the probate-litigation boutique Mason & Helmers.