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The Law Offices of Karen D. Gerber, PLLC
Criminal defense and traffic law in Winston-Salem and beyond Board certified in Federal & State Criminal Law

Karen Gerber

Karen Gerber

Trial Attorney, Managing Attorney
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

I have approximately twelve years of experience practicing exclusively in the field of criminal defense in State and Federal Courts. I listen to what your needs are, have the working legal knowledge to accurately provide advice and the successful trial experience to fight for the results you need. Whether you are facing a traffic citation that could have collateral consequences on your DMV record or insurance rates, DUI/DWI charges, assault or domestic violence allegations, drug charges, sexual assault/rape allegations, financial/white collar crimes or even wrongful death/murder charges, your case is the most important case to you and I treat it as such. Do not try to navigate through the criminal justice system on your own- let me do it for you.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense - State and Federal
  • Violent Crimes/Assaults
  • Sex Crimes/Sexual Assaults/Rape
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar/Financial Crimes
  • Drug/Narcotics- possession/trafficking
  • Traffic/Speeding/Tickets
  • Firearms/Gun Charges

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2005


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Law Journal: Intellectual Property Law Journal, Staff, 2003 - 2005
  • UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics


  • Guest Lecturer- Litigation Clinic, WFU- School of Law, 2016
  • Speaker- Public Interest Law Forum, WFU School of Law, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • 2002-2003 Faculty Scholarship Recipient, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • 2004 Zeliff Trial Bar Competition Semi-Finalist and Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar, member, 2005 - Present
  • 21st Judicial District, member, 2013 - Present
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense & Trial Attorneys of the Forsyth County Bar, Vice President, 2016 - Present
  • Professional Women of Winston-Salem, Board of Directors, 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, Federal CJA Panel

Past Employment Positions

  • Public Defender's Office, Attorney - 8 years
  • Private Practice, Attorney - 4 years

Pro Bono Activities

  • Race Director- Annual Run Leo 10K, 5K and Fun Run Fundraiser, 2017 - Present
  • PWWS Annual Gala & Silent Auction benefiting PWWS Scholarship Fund & Dress for Success- , 2017 - Present


  • Spanish

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