Karen Steinhauser is owner of the Law Office of Karen Steinhauser LLC specializing in criminal defense for juveniles and adults, including traffic, domestic violence and sexual offenses. She also serves as a part-time judge for Aurora Municipal Court. She has worked as a prosecutor for 20 years, a full-time law professor at the University of Denver, and as of Counsel and Shareholder in private law firms, handling family, criminal and civil litigation. As a prosecutor, she helped start the Domestic Violence Unit, and specialized in prosecuting sexual assault on children and adult sexual assault cases. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm college of Law where she has taught Evidence and Trial Advocacy for the past 30 years, and has been a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for approximately 30 years, training lawyers both nationally and internationally in various aspects of litigation including taking effective depositions and trial skills advocacy.
Karen provides implicit/unconscious bias training to lawyers and non-lawyers in government agencies and private businesses. She serves on the newly created Diversity on the Bench Committee through the Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Judicial Institute. She is also a former board chair and member of the Anti-Defamation League.