Karen Galipeau Forner

Karen Galipeau Forner
Founder and managing attorney

Karen Galipeau Forner is the founder and managing member of K-Solutions Law in Bellevue, Washington.  Karen represents employers in the areas of workplace safety, workers’ compensation, administrative appeals and employment law.  She is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars and to employer groups.  Karen offers on-site training and presentations on diversity, harassment, employment law and other topics to meet client needs.


Karen has almost 25 years’ experience defending and resolving a wide range of Workers’ Compensation, WISHA and Employment Law matters.  Prior to K-Solutions Law, Karen worked as a Senior Attorney at a law firm in Seattle for two and a half years.  From 1993-1997 Karen worked  at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.  She was the Program Advisor for the industrial insurance and Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) Discrimination Program.  Karen also litigated complex WISHA, Industrial Insurance, Third Party and Crime Victims Compensation Act cases.


In 1987, Karen received her Baccalaureate degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.  She received her Juris Doctorate in 1991 from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was also an Associate Editor for the Washington Law Review.  Karen is committed to the community.  She has served on the Boards of Directors of Earth Share of Washington, Sound Mental Health and Eastside Domestic Violence Program.  She was appointed member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Committee for Diversity and recently served on the WSBA Character and Fitness Board.Karen Galipeau Forner is the founder and managing member of K-Solutions Law in Bellevue, Washington.  Karen represents employers in the areas of workplace safety, workers’ compensation, administrative appeals and employment law.  She is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars and to employer groups.  Karen offers on-site training and presentations on diversity, harassment, employment law and other topics to meet client needs.


Karen has almost 25 years’ experience defending and resolving a wide range of Workers’ Compensation, WISHA and Employment Law matters.  Prior to K-Solutions Law, Karen worked as a Senior Attorney at a law firm in Seattle for two and a half years.  From 1993-1997 Karen worked  at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.  She was the Program Advisor for the industrial insurance and Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) Discrimination Program.  Karen also litigated complex WISHA, Industrial Insurance, Third Party and Crime Victims Compensation Act cases.


In 1987, Karen received her Baccalaureate degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.  She received her Juris Doctorate in 1991 from the University of Washington School of Law, where she was also an Associate Editor for the Washington Law Review.  Karen is committed to the community.  She has served on the Boards of Directors of Earth Share of Washington, Sound Mental Health and Eastside Domestic Violence Program.  She was appointed member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Committee for Diversity and recently served on the WSBA Character and Fitness Board.