Brod, Karen

Karen Brod

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Practice Areas:

  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Appeals
  • Disability Programs

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina


Karen Brod received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Wake Forest University; her masters degree in experimental psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville; and her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court in the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina.

Though Karen has experience working in litigation and transactional law, she now focuses on Social Security disability law. She is an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Social Security Section of the NCAJ, and the North Carolina State Bar.

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Social Security Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Former Member
  • Guilford Inns of Court, Former Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Former Member


  • Who's Who in American Law Students
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Psi Chi Honor Society
  • Who's Who among Executive and Professional Women
  • Officer of the Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Division of NCATL
  • Trainer and Judge for Teen Court
  • Judge for the Wade Edwards High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Judge for the Ernest Fullwood Moot Court Competition
  • Executive Committee Member and Program Director of the Guilford County Association of Women Attorneys
  • Legal Counsel and Board Member of the Quarter for the Jaycees
  • Legal Counsel for the Ribfest
  • Chairperson for the Chrysler Classic Golf Tournament


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D.
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • M.A.
    • Major: Experimental Psychology
  • Wake Forest University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology

Classes & Seminars

  • Guest Speaker, Guilford County Work-net
  • Guest Speaker, Ready 4 Change

Published Works

  • First Author of research accepted by the Southeastern Psychology Association for presentation

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer and Fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Board Member and Volunteer for Organization that Provides Free Books to Children