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Karmen McQuitty


Karmen McQuitty is a fierce advocate who strives to develop authentic connections with her clients. She centers her clients by listening and being accessible. Karmen has an eye toward minimizing the collateral consequences of being involved in the legal system and understands the impact of a criminal record.

Prior to joining the team at Caplan & Tamburino, Karmen practiced law at the University of Minnesota Student Legal Service. She represented students in traffic, misdemeanor and felony court, expungement, harassment/restraining orders and protester defense. At the University of Minnesota, she also investigated allegations of misconduct and has deep knowledge of Title IX and the higher education conduct process. Karmen always obtained excellent results for her clients—and most cases resulted in diversion, dismissal or expungement.

Former clients have said:

“Thanks so much for all the work you do. You were such an incredible advocate.”

“So much gratitude to you throughout this process! You are amazing.”

“Karmen you are an angel. I appreciate you so much.”

Karmen started her career at the Public Defender’s Office in St. Paul, MN. She represented thousands of clients who faced charges ranging from DWI, domestic assaults, criminal sexual conduct, drugs, burglary and homicide, among others. Partnering with each client to meet their goals and ensure their rights were not violated was always the priority.


  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law, J.D. - 2007
  • Minnesota State Mankato, M.S. - 2002
  • University of Arizona, B.A. – 1999


  • Attorneys of the Year, Minnesota Bar Association – 2017
  • Advocate of the Year, University of Minnesota Aurora Center—2020


  • University of Minnesota 2017- Present
  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law 2016- 2018
  • Inver Hills Community College 2014- 2016

Professional Associations

Why Choose Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.?

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