Karren Pope-Onwukwe is a prominent elder law and disability rights attorney, bar leader and community activist; her practice is centered around helping clients plan for aging, disability, and wealth transfer.Attorney Pope-Onwukwe also serves as General Counsel to small and non-profit business entities and towns. Attorney Pope-Onwukwe is the editor of the 2010 edition of Practical Aspects of Adult Guardianship published by the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers(MICPEL).
Governor Martin O'Malley appointed Karren to the State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life where she served from 2007 until 2017.Karren is past president of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association and co-founder of the Elder Law Section of the Prince George’s County Bar Association, and an active member of J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. The County Executive appointed Karren as chair of the Prince George’s County Aging Advisory Committee (2004-2012). Karren is the past president of the Prince George’s chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland.
Attorney Pope-Onwukwe sits on the Trustee Board of Reid Temple A.M.E. Church and the Prince George’s County Hospital Foundation Board. She is the co-chair of Prince George’s Advocates for Community-based Transit and a member of the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission. The Baltimore Daily Record named Ms. Pope-Onwukwe as one of the 100 Top Women in Maryland in 2004.
In 2017, Karren was appointed to the Opioid Summit Steering Committee of the American Bar Association Senior Lawyer’s Division. In 2016, Karren was appointed vice-chair of the Program Committee for the American Bar Association Senior Lawyer’s Division and in 2013, she was appointed the vice-chair of the National Bar Association’s Elder Law Task Force. Karren received the 2012 Good Citizenship Award from the North Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Maryland Governor's Leadership in Aging 2012 Trailblazer Award. Karren was named the 2009 Distinguished Alumna for the University of Maryland University College.
Attorney Pope-Onwukwe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University; a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland University College and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.Karren has been blessed with one adult son, Charles, Jr.
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