Karen M. Venice


With a keen strategic eye, and vast experience in dealing with high net worth divorce, Karen is a seasoned and devoted advocate. Karen has practiced exclusively in the area of Matrimonial and Family Law involving divorce, custody, Prenuptial Agreements, domestic violence, and related issues, for the last 25 years. She has successfully handled many complex high asset divorce matters involving complicated business evaluation and financial issues. Karen's approach is to achieve the most favorable result for her clients in the most efficient and cost effective manner, while ensuring that her clients are protected at all times. She is always prepared to settle outside of the courtroom, but when it appears litigation is a necessity, Karen's advocacy is unparalleled.  

Karen is a cum laude graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. After completing law school, she served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Mark B. Epstein, the then presiding Judge in the Family Part in the Superior Court of Middlesex County. Karen was an associate with Robert T. Corcoran, P.C. since 1995, having recently joined Corcoran Family Law Group, LLC, which was formed by Mr. Corcoran's daughter, Sara J. Corcoran, Esq., the sole member of our Firm. 

In addition to Karen's reputation as a sought after litigator, she is also a certified divorce mediator, where she employs her vast experience to those matters appropriately positioned for prompt and amicable resolution.

Karen honed her skills by participating in the New Jersey Inns of Court and serves the legal community as a volunteer panelist in the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Program.

Karen has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in Bergen County in the area of Family Law for 2011, 2014, and 2015 in 201 Magazine. Karen has also been rated in Martindale Hubbell as Distinguished by peers, which rating indicates that she has been widely respected by her peers for high professional achievement and ethical standards.


  • 1990 – State of New Jersey
  • 1990 – U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


  • Fairleigh Dickinson University B.S., Cum Laude, 1985
  • Seton Hall University J.D., 1990
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Mark B. Epstein, Presiding Judge Family Part, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Middlesex County, 1990-1991


  • Certified Divorce Mediator, having completed the mediation program with the Institute of Dispute Resolution in Montclair, NJ


  • Bergen County (Family Law Committee) Bar Association
  • New Jersey State (Family Law Section) Bar Association
  • New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court (1997-1998)

Special Distinctions

  • Top Lawyers in Bergen County 2011, 2014, 2015, 201 Magazine



  • Karen is by far the best divorce attorney in Bergen County!

    Karen was exceptionally attentive to the needs of my family. I did not know where to turn for advice and Karen addressed all f my needs with empathy and professionalism. I would suggest any one who is contemplating a divorce to trust Karen's advice to get though the most difficult time in your li...
  • Divorce litigation

    Karen was very attentive and trustworthy. She kept me informed of new and confusing information very quickly. Responded to my questions or concerns immediately(no matter how many questions I had). I was in a highly emotional state, but I was able to relax somewhat(relinquish control) because ever...
  • Karen: smart and efficient family law attorney

    Karen is an excellent family law attorney with outstanding ability to simplify complicated issues. She is very gifted in negotiation and highly persuasive. She is a sympathetic and caring person. Best of all, she responds to clients' questions and concerns rapidly. Karen has a superb understandin...
  • Responsive and Knowledgeable

    My case involved an emergent issue against me, so my atty had to be responsive and knowledgeable. It was a sensitive case and a very involved, detailed case. Her adversary used misleading statements against me which caused this to be a difficult case. However, she was tenacious and regardless of ...
  • Frank, honest, knowledgeable

    Ms. Karen Venice represented me from 2009-2010. Ms.Venice handled my divorce in a very professional manner. She was frank, honest, knowledgeable and guided me through the entire process. She was accessible through e-mail/phone and returned my messages promptly. During court proceedings she was to...
  • Knowledgeable, hardworking and great to have on my side

    Karen took over my divorce when my first lawyer went on maternity leave. She made sure that everything went off without a hitch. Knowledgeable, hardworking and great to have on my side, she saw my case through to a good settlement. This is THE firm for divorce in Bergen County and you're in great...
  • Custody cases are very emotional

    My name is Lawrence G. and I have had the good fortune of having Ms. Venice be my custody atty these past couple of months. Custody cases are very emotional and you need someone to keep your emotions from getting the best of you. She was firm when she had to be, yet also used constant and common ...

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