Director and Attorney, Consumer Protection Program
Karen Fisher Moskowitz is director of the Consumer Protection Program at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.
Moskowitz joined Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy in 2012. She has been licensed as an attorney since 1989 with most of her career devoted to public interest legal work with various non-profit law firms. She moved with her family to Charlotte from Atlanta in 2012, where she had been working as a senior attorney with Atlanta Legal Aid from 2003 to May 2012, handling a wide range of consumer, bankruptcy, unemployment insurance, family, juvenile, foreclosure and housing cases. She earned her J.D. degree from Wake Forest University and her B.A. degree in English and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, during which time she was president of the university’s oldest student organization, the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies. Moskowitz began her legal career as a staff attorney with Central Carolina Legal Services (now the Greensboro office of Legal Aid of N.C.) in 1989 representing domestic violence clients in court and speaking to various law enforcement agencies about domestic violence and other family law related legal issues. In 1993, Moskowitz opened her own firm in High Point, N.C., handling a variety of civil and criminal defense matters. She was a staff attorney at Central Arkansas Legal Services from 1997 to 2002, representing clients in consumer cases and family law matters. She is a member of the North Carolina and Georgia Bars and an inactive member of Arkansas Bar.
Growing up spending her summers in the office of her general practice attorney father in Eastern North Carolina, she has always had an interest in law. During Moskowitz’s tenure in Little Rock, she was board president for the battered women’s shelter for three years and spearheaded the effort to buy a new, larger shelter for the residents. She started the Bankruptcy Project while at Atlanta Legal Aid, training new attorneys in bankruptcy law and enabling Atlanta Legal Aid to meet the needs of low-income debtors. Moskowitz passionately believes that a truly democratic society must have a judicial system that allows access to all people, no matter their income, and that everyone is entitled to their day in court. She is proud to have devoted most of her career to public interest law and fighting the good fight for the most vulnerable people in our society. Her family includes her husband, David; three daughters; two dogs and an orange cat.