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Karen Jeanette Hartley

Karen Jeanette Hartley, American lawyer, mediator, consultant. Bar: California 1982, United States District Court (9th circuit), 1983, Hawaii 1991, Oregon 1996; ordained to ministry, Methodist Church, 1973. Member Oregon Bar Association, Lan County Bar Association.


Hartley, Karen Jeanette was born on August 2, 1950 in Oakland, California, United States. Daughter of Samuel Louis and Jean Iris (Beven) Ostrow.


Bachelor in Psychology with highest honors, University of California at Los Angeles, 1972. Doctor of Ministry, School of Theology, Claremont, California, 1976. Juris Doctor cum laude, University San Diego, 1982.


Intern to assistant United Methodist Church, 1969-1971. Assistant minister St. Paul's United Methodist Church, San Bernardino, California, 1973-1974. Associate minister Claremont United Methodist Church, 1974-1976.

Senior minister Santee (California) United Methodist Church, 1977-1979. Clerk California Supreme Court, San Francisco, 1981. Consultant Regional Department Education, San Diego, 1979-1981.

Associate attorney Duke, Gerstel, Shearer & Bregante, 1983-1984, Finley, Kumble, Wagner et al, San Diego, 1984-1987. Principal attorney, mediator Hartley & Associates, 1987-1995, Eugene, Oregon, 1996—1999. Coordinator public policy dispute resolution for human service agencies Oregon Department Human Services, Salem, 1999-2001.

Principal attorney Hartley & Associates, Eugene, 2001—2003. Rules and policy analyst Oregon Procurement Office DAS, Salem, since 2003. Mediator San Diego Mediation Center, 1990-1995.

Professor negotiation and mediation, instructor Mediation Clinic University Oregon School Law, Eugene, 1996-1997. Instructor construction law Lane Community College, Eugene, 1996-1999.


Member Oregon Bar Association, Lan County Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art, traveling.


Married Terry Van Hook, August 29, 1970 (divorced March 1976). Married William Headley, January 22, 1977 (divorced March 1988).