Karen Gerber


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Practice Areas:

  • 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
  • Homocide
  • SafeSport Defense


I have approximately fifteen 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.


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

Bar Admission

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

Published Works

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


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

Classes & Seminars

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

Pro-Bono Activities

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

Past Positions

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


  • Spanish

Professional Associations

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

Current Employment Position

  • Trial Attorney, Managing Attorney