Crowley, Liberatore, Ryan & Brogan

Karen M. Crowley

Email: kcrowley@clrbfirm.com
Phone: (757) 333-4502
Fax: (757) 333-4514

Karen M. Crowley is the managing shareholder of Crowley, Liberatore, Ryan & Brogan, P.C. She has grown up in the law firm, having joined the firm in 1994 immediately after her bankruptcy court clerkship.  Karen has focused her career on debt restructuring (both inside and outside of bankruptcy) and commercial litigation. She represents commercial and consumer debtors in federal and state court, including commercial litigation, workouts and bankruptcies. Karen has extensive experience representing all of the players in bankruptcy cases, including creditors, committees of unsecured creditors, defendants in bankruptcy causes of action, trustees, principals of Chapter 11 debtors and purchasers of assets. She has actively participated in over 60 Chapter 11 cases, serving as lead or co-lead counsel for the Debtor in the majority of these cases.  She was recently approved by the Court as a mediator in the Circuit City bankruptcy case.  She continues to represent Chapter 7 debtors in both commercial and consumer contexts.

Karen’s goal, when meeting with each client, is to identify a solution to the client’s problem and implement the solution, utilizing every available resource, including litigation, negotiation and bankruptcy protection, if necessary. Karen is a leader in the implementation of the firm’s objective, seeking to provide cost-effective solutions, and works closely with each of her clients in shaping and achieving the objective.

Prior to entering into private practice, Karen served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Hal J. Bonney, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. She graduated at the top of her class in 1993 from Regent University School of Law and received her B.A. in 1990 from Oral Roberts University. Karen is admitted to practice in Virginia and various federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. She currently serves on the board to the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia Bar Association and has participated as a speaker at local seminars including the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar seminar and the Mid-Atlantic Institute of Bankruptcy and Reorganization.

Karen has been included, in the Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights field, in publications recognizing Virginia Super Lawyers and Virginia Legal Elite each year since 2007. In 2011, she was included among The Top 25 Women of Virginia Super Lawyers.

Karen resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and their four children. She loves to play volleyball and is active in her church and community.

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