Karen Brentano

Karen Brentano received her Paralegal Certification from UC San Diego Extension in 2020 and is a member of the LEX Paralegal Honors Society. After years in the banking industry, Karen was drawn to the legal field by the desire to reassure and help advocate for clients as they navigate the litigation process. She joined the team at Coughlan and Vinel where she combines her enthusiasm for writing and research with her passion for helping others. Karen values the opportunity to get to know each individual client and understands the importance of making a genuine connection.


A native San Diegan, Karen graduated from UCSD in 2012 with a BA in early American history and a minor in human biology. Karen enjoys swimming, hiking, and taking advantage of all San Diego has to offer.