Made it so painless & not as terrifying as the word itself portrays!

Thank you all so much! You have no idea what this has done for me and my struggles. I cannot thank you enough. I will more than likely be in touch about student loans!

-Heidi M

Made us feel so comfortable & put us at ease.

Karen and her entire staff made us feel so comfortable and put us at ease. We are so grateful for everything you have done for us in a very concerning time. You all have made our last 3 years so calming. We are in your debt. Thank you seems so unfulfilling to express our true gratefulness.

- Greg & Denise B.

Karen & her team made it simple.

Completing a family trust during a pandemic seemed a bit daunting, but Karen and her team made it simple. We could not meet in person but via telephone and email, all the necessary paperwork and detailed instructions were sent to me. I was able to complete all in my own time and schedule. They made it easy and I would highly recommend them!

- Karen P.

Went above & beyond.

My elderly mother had some serious questions about bankruptcy and estate matters. I myself have been in way too many courtrooms and talked to way too many Attorneys in the last 3 years for similar matters. This attorney was awesome she went above and beyond at every level. She was professional and down-to-earth at the same time. She was knowledgeable and knew her limits. Told me the truth instead of making promises that couldn’t be kept. I don’t pass out compliments to attorneys that don’t deserve them. If there were 10 stars I would give her 10 stars. We need more attorneys like her!!!

- Rhonda K.

Outstanding bankruptcy lawyer!

Karen Oakes is an outstanding bankruptcy lawyer, one of the tops in the field. She fights really hard for her client’s rights. You can’t go wrong with Karen.

- Illaine U.

I was made to feel very comfortable.

I came into contact with Karen after my divorce. My ex-husband left me with a ton of debt that after two years of trying to handle on my own I just couldn’t handle anymore. I had no idea where to go what to do, and with the way I was raised, I was extremely embarrassed. I went in for my consultation at which time I was made to feel like I was any other person and had no reason to be embarrassed. I was made to feel very comfortable and I left feeling extremely confident. I was very well taken care of. So I hired Karen. She had great client education she was there with me every step of the way. Phone calls, e-mails, any correspondence was usually gotten back to within 24 to 48 hours. Since then I have sent two other people to her and if anybody brings it up I actually would recommend her again.

- Jaime P.

Extremely client-focused.

When I get calls from people in Klamath Falls looking for a bankruptcy attorney, I always send them to Oakes Law Office. Karen has a national reputation but is never too busy to help other less-experienced bankruptcy attorneys with questions. She is extremely client-focused.

- Thomas M.

Knowledgeable in all of her proceedings.

Karen helped me through a divorce twelve years ago. She did exactly what I asked. When Karen could not gives me an immediate answer she did the research to find the correct wording etc. I found Karen pleasant to work with before and after the process was over. She was positive and knowledgeable in all of her proceedings.

- Jim H.

Maintained a high level of professionalism throughout the time.

Ms. Oakes was extremely helpful during my stressful legal process, explaining each step along the way. Articulate yet sympathetic, she maintained a high level of professionalism throughout the time we worked together. Ms. Oakes’ demeanor was courteous and competent, and I felt she advised me well and in my best interest. I found her to be honest and forthright. I have recommended her to several people and would definitely seek her services in future legal matters.

- Dee W.

Extremely professional, honest & helpful!

They allowed me to start over and gave me the knowledge to rebuild and helped me forgive myself for the mess I made from being irresponsible with my debt. I appreciate your professionalism and work!


- Martha G.

Keeps up on the law much to the benefit of her clients.

There are a lot of busy attorneys in the world, but the best attorneys stay current with the changes in the law and find time to serve their communities. I have worked with Karen to improve the state of knowledge of bankruptcy attorneys throughout the country. She “keeps up” on the law much to the benefit of her clients, while many attorneys don’t research the law until there is a problem (good lawyers avoid problems). Her service as a judge is impressive because it is a hard job where she must make decisions about important and difficult matters and disputes. Someone like this deserves respect and you are lucky if you become her client.

- Theodore A.

Always available & so kind!

I was so pleased with the entire experience. Tabitha was super kind and helpful. She was genuine!

- Jain S.

A delight to work with!

I can’t say enough good things about Karen Oakes and her team! A big thank you for all your help! Karen is very professional with a splash of personality and her staff is so helpful. All a delight to work with!! All my questions were answered and helpful during the long bankruptcy process. I highly recommend Karen Oakes!

- Becky H.

A Godsend!

Karen Oakes was a Godsend. She and her staff treated me with the utmost respect. At a time when my stress level was off the charts, she provided information that felt like a ton of bricks had been lifted from me. I would highly recommend her law firm to anyone.

- E H.

A fierce fighter for the rights of her clients.

I give Karen Oakes 5 stars because she is a wonderful advocate, prepared, on top of the law, and a fierce fighter for the rights of her clients.

- Theresa H.

Run like a well-oiled machine.

I met With Karen on October 31, 2014, and I came away from that meeting knowing I was dealing with a true professional. I was assigned a “homework packet” and Karen personally reviewed with me every page of the 60-page document. As a former paralegal, I could see her office is run like a well-oiled machine. Karen and her staff gave me personal attention and I came away with a clear idea of the bankruptcy process.

- Janet L.

Karen was able to help us solve the issue.

After dealing with an incompetent lawyer in a different state in chapter 13. Karen was able to help us solve the issue and she went after the other lawyer for his incompetence with excellent results. My wife and I felt she was very helpful in resolving our legal issue and kept us well informed in recovering from our past issue. We would use her services again and have mentioned her name and office to others looking for a qualified attorney. Thank you Karen for helping us.

- George F.

I appreciate what she did very much.

The first lawyer I went to made a mess of my chapter 7 paperwork and filed everything incorrectly. He spent a total of 20 minutes with me as consultation and then met me at the court for my hearing. After the hearing, the court wrote a letter to my lawyer saying that I needed to provide more documentation but he didn’t know what to do. That’s when I found Karen. She helped immensely! She dealt with the court for months trying to get them to understand my particular situation and in the end, I did end up filing Chapter 13. She was patient with me and helped me understand the severity of the situation and the amount of money it would cost to fight further. Two years later when I lost my job due to illness she helped me filed for Chapter 7. I’m so thankful to Karen and all the care and consideration she took with me. It was a very difficult and stressful time in my life and I appreciate what she did very much.

- Laura P.

Guided me through the whole process.

Due to Karen’s expertise and knowledge regarding bankruptcy, my Chapter 13 was handled promptly and smoothly. Payments to the trustee are manageable, I’m able to pay the remaining bills, buy groceries, fuel, etc., and still have a little leftover for emergencies, incidentals, etc. She and her staff answered all of my questions without hesitation and guided me through the whole process. If bankruptcy may be a possibility for you, I would highly recommend that you meet with Karen, explain your situation so she can advise accordingly, such as whether bankruptcy will really help in your situation, which type of bankruptcy is best, and then a thorough explanation of the complete process and what to expect during the process. Thanks, Karen!

- Julie C.

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