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Attorney Karen J. Sloat
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Of Counsel Chris Hellmich

Of CounselChris Hellmich

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2020
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We Understand Employment Law from Both Sides

Our firm’s responsive, client-focused approach and skill in resolving or litigating complex legal matters makes our firm an optimal choice for both employers and employees faced with a workplace legal issue. Our lead attorney, Karen J. Sloat, has over three decades of experience in the practice of law and has a reputation for excellence. She focuses on matters that include:

  • Federal and state labor law violations
  • Harassment and discrimination claims
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Proactive avoidance of employment disputes through proper training and documentation

Our attorneys’ focus on the entire scope of employment law is unique and gives our firm an advantage in addressing the needs of a wide variety of clients.

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Nonprofit Corporate Law

Helping Nonprofits Grow and Thrive

At the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, APC, your nonprofit organization – whether it is a charity, a religious educational organization or a public benefit corporation – will receive advice and counsel informed by decades of experience in this area. Karen Sloat is able to assist with nonprofit formation, drafting organizational documents, Board and  management training, or litigating challenges to your organization.


Daniel H., former Restaurant General Manager

“Karen supported me through a time that was uncomfortable for my family and me, guided me through a situation in which I was inexperienced and kept me well informed and included me in every step of the process. I knew what to expect going into all meetings and negotiations with the opponent due to Karen’s knowledge and experience. I trust Karen immensely and I’m grateful for her service which resulted in an outcome much greater than original settlement offers and my expectations.”

Bill D., Board Chair of a Non-Profit Employer

“I am on the board of a nonprofit charity in Indio and recently we had a potential HR problem that could affect the entire board. Karen Sloat was recommended as an attorney who specializes in nonprofits and HR issues. Ms. Sloat was very responsive and met with members of the executive committee in a very timely manner. She listened to our concerns, understood them and then put forth a number of options, the consequences of following each option and what she would recommend. We decided that Ms. Sloat’s recommendations were the best and followed her advice, which proved to be correct. She followed up and made herself available for any additional questions or concerns we might have. This greatly relieved the anxiety of the board and we all felt that we were in competent hands going forward. We couldn’t be happier with her representing us. Thank you Ms. Sloat.”

Jeff H., former Executive Director of a Non-Profit Entity

“I have the deepest appreciation for Karen. Throughout her work with our organization over the last 7 years she has guided and protected us on so many levels. As a small non- profit yet multi-faceted organization, we have encountered a wide range of challenges during our growth ranging from personnel to real estate development. Aside from the obstacles presented by others, Karen has provided us with the necessary tools to operate smartly as a business. Additionally, Karen has included our staff in various training and informational seminars that have ensured that our organization is up to date in changing legal issues. As our legal counsel, Karen is best described as an ‘iron fist wrapped in a velvet glove with the patience of a saint’.”

Joseph Kent Johnson employment and labor attorney in Dana Point

“Karen holds immense knowledge in the employment and labor arenas of law. She has a keen eye for detail and represents her clients with compassion and strength! I am proud to consider her a colleague and without question, endorse her!”