Karen  Oakman

Karen Oakman

Adjunct Professor

Karen Oakman graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Lutheran University, receiving her Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science.  She then graduated from California Western School of Law in 2010, receiving her Juris Doctorate degree.

In 2014, Ms. Oakman moved back to Ventura County from San Diego where she was an attorney with the prestigious criminal defense firm of Grimes & Warwick. Since moving to Ventura County, Ms. Oakman has experienced the practice of family law.

During law school, Ms. Oakman interned at the San Diego Public Defender’s Office, the Alternate Public Defender’s Office, and the Law Office of Timothy Scott.  She also participated in the post-bar program offered at the San Diego Public Defender’s Office.  Throughout law school, Ms. Oakman worked as a volunteer for the non-profit California Western Community Law Project.

Ms. Oakman is on the Board of the Conejo Free Clinic and member of the Thousand Oaks Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time she volunteers at the Conejo Free Legal Clinic.

In Fall 2015, Ms. Oakman started teaching as an Adjunct Professor at California Lutheran University. Ms. Oakman teaches Criminal Law and Procedure for the Criminal Justice Department. Starting 2017, Ms. Oakman is the pre-law coordinator at California Lutheran University. 


Ms. Oakman represents clients in criminal matters; including infractions, misdemeanors, investigations, and serious felonies. Ms. Oakman also represents clients in family law matters, restraining order hearings, and guardianship proceedings.

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