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Karen L. Bussell

Senior Litigation Paralegal, CLA

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Karen, an experienced civil litigation paralegal with over 30+ years of experience, joined the firm in 1997. She works alongside the firm’s litigators as an invaluable resource during all phases of the litigation process, from the initiation of a case to discovery, through trial and post-trial findings and appeals while utilizing her attention to detail. She is our go-to person who keeps the office running smoothly with her sparkling personality, ready smile, and a full bowl of candy in her office. She is also a proud die-hard New England sports fan! Karen remains actively involved with several non-profit organizations and has held volunteer positions as President, Vice-President, Volunteer Coordinator, as well as several operational and supportive roles. She is currently co-Vice President for the North Andover Music Association. She lives north of Boston with her family and grand dog Benjamin, and she enjoys crafting, crocheting, going to the beach and most recently, becoming an active gym goer!

In addition, Karen serves the firm in the following capacities:

  • Telephone and Reception Manager
  • Outside IT Support Coordinator
  • Plant & Equipment Manager
  • Functions Manager
  • Files Manager
  • Time and Billing Support


  • Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA, Criminal Justice/Psychology, 1988
  • National Association of Legal Assistants, CLA Certification, 2004