KAREN E. PLAZA is an associate and member of the firm’s Consumer Finance Regulatory Compliance and Real Property Litigation Practice Group. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2005, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2008. She is admitted to practice law in Michigan and Washington, D.C. Ms. Plaza is also admitted to the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Ms. Plaza has extensive litigation, research, and briefing experience in the areas of real property law, commercial litigation, consumer compliance regulations, creditor’s rights, and bankruptcy. She has successfully represented clients in matters involving claims arising under the Truth In Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and related state law claims. Ms. Plaza’s experience also involves quiet title actions, contested foreclosures and evictions. She also has intimate knowledge of the interrelationship between mortgage servicers and mortgage foreclosure firms.
Ms. Plaza has contributed articles to the National Firm, LLC’s “State-By-State Update” newsletter and co-authored materials for use in the Norton Bankruptcy Institutes law seminar materials. She has also been published in the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace.
Ms. Plaza is a member of the Real Property, Litigation, and Young Lawyers Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI, Bachelor of Arts, 2005
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY SCHOOL OF LAW, Detroit, MI, J.D., 2008
State Bar of Michigan
District of Columbia Bar
- CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Scott, unpublished per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued February 9, 2016 (Docket No. 324211)
- Wallace v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al., 2015 WL 6080639 (6th Cir. 2015)
US Bank, N.A. v. Curtis et al., unpublished per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued
November 3, 2015 (Docket No. 322508)
Ball v. Beal Bank, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued
February 11, 2014 (Docket No. 313260).
Hogan v. Visio Financial Services, Inc., 2015 WL 3916084 (ED Mich June 25, 2015).
In Re Sinta, 2013 WL 1946185 (ED Mich May 9, 2013).
Pakulski v. Clearvue Opportunity XXII, LLC, 2013 WL 1869102 (ED Mich May 3, 2013).
Franks v. Remax Associates, et al., 2013 WL 4556224 (ED Mich August 28, 2013).
Harris v. FDIC et al., 2013 WL 6049002 (ED Mich November 15, 2013).