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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


  • AV Preeminent Attorney Judicial Edition 2024
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2024
  • AV Preeminent Attorney 2024
  • Triad Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business 2023
  • AV Preeminent Attorney Judicial Edition 2023
  • AV Preeminent Attorney 2023
  • BBB Torch Awards Finalist 2022
  • AV Preeminent Attorney 2022
  • Disability Awards National Top 500 2022
  • AV Preeminent Attorney Judicial Edition 2022
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers - 2022
  • Client Champion Gold Award 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion 2021
  • BBB Torch Awards Finalist 2021
  • Chairperson for the Chrysler Classic Golf Tournament
  • Legal Counsel for the Ribfest
  • Legal Counsel and Board Member of the Quarter for the Jaycees
  • Executive Committee Member and Program Director of the Guilford County Association of Women Attorneys
  • Judge for the Ernest Fullwood Moot Court Competition
  • Judge for the Wade Edwards High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Trainer and Judge for Teen Court
  • Officer of the Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Division of NCATL
  • Who's Who among Executive and Professional Women
  • Psi Chi Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Who's Who in American Law Students


  • 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
  • Panelist, HCRG Seminar
  • QPR Gatekeeper Certificate, QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program

Published Works

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

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board Member and Volunteer for Organization that Helps Families in Need
  • Volunteer and Fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Volunteer for Organization that Prepares and Delivers Holiday Gifts to Assisted Living Facilities
  • Former Board Member and Volunteer for Organization that Provides Free Books to Children