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University at Buffalo, B.A., Summa Cum Laude

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude

Karalyn concentrates her practice in business litigation and torts, insurance, and product liability litigation, focusing on commercial disputes, contract litigation, defective products, and premises liability. Her experience encompasses the representation of business entities and individuals in various courts throughout New York State and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. 

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Karalyn was an extern at the New York State Attorney General's Office. She also participated in the Hodgson Russ summer associate program.


  • Listed, Buffalo Business First / Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York Rising Star, 2017
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (Business Litigation) 2016 - 2020
  • Order of the Coif, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Jacob D. Hyman Scholar Award (awarded for exceptional character and ability, in addition to a strong commitment to professional and community service)
  • Ryan J. Mullins Award (awarded for commitment to and proficiency in criminal law and criminal trial skills)
  • Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • CALI Award for advanced legal research and writing
  • Former note and comment editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Legal analysis, research, and writing fellow, SUNY Buffalo Law School
  • Phi Beta Kappa


Presentations & Events

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York

Community & Pro Bono

Karalyn is a member of the Homespace board of directors. At SUNY Buffalo Law School, she was a member of the Women, Children & Social Justice Clinic; the Domestic Violence Task Force; and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.