Karen Evans–Putney, an attorney and the founder of Litigation Resolution, Inc., has spent more than twenty-five years working exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator. Ms. Evans-Putney, specializes in employment, civil rights, disability and commercial law claims pending in federal court, state court, or pre-suit and arbitration. Ms. Evans-Putney serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association where she arbitrates employment, commercial, and construction disputes. At the request of a special master, Ms. Evans-Putney has served on three exclusive panels resolving national class action discrimination claims. Ms. Evans-Putney has delivered numerous continuing legal education and continuing mediation education seminars on civil mediation in the state and federal courts of Florida. Prior to becoming a full-time neutral, Ms. Evans-Putney spent ten years specializing in complex litigation with a Miami commercial litigation boutique practice.
A founding member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar, Ms. Evans-Putney previously served as the Chair of that Section and on the Executive Council. Ms. Evans-Putney currently serves on the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar, a charter member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a member of the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, a member of Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and a member of the Dade County Bar Association.
Ms. Evans-Putney is a graduate of American University and University of Miami School of Law.