Karen Sloat

Karen Sloat

Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Labor Law, Mediator
Law Office of Karen J. Sloat, APC

42-600 Caroline Ct., Suite 101
Palm Desert, California 92211
Phone: 760.779.1313
Fax: 760.340.4834



Karen Sloat has practiced law for over 34 years in California, Colorado and Hawaii and is known as a lawyer who strives for integrity and excellence. Ms. Sloat’s law practice is varied.  Her focus is on employment law, mainly representing employers and managers; transactions and contracts; and litigation in a number of areas and venues throughout Southern California.

We know that you have a choice of lawyers to perform services for you or your business.  Ms. Sloat’s goal matches her slogan, “Caring for clients while pursuing Justice.”

She is perceptive and practical about how disputes or transactions affect your business relationships and assets. When you bring Ms. Sloat your problems or desires, she will advise you of creative, practical options and solutions, as well as the expected future costs.

Ms. Sloat is known as a zealous and wise advocate with a reasonable approach to negotiations, but also as a formidable opponent in litigation.  Ms. Sloat advises clients pragmatically, from the perspective of her broad legal experience.  Transactions are documented clearly, to anticipate and avoid potential disputes.  She is also a certified and experienced mediator who has conducted mediations to resolve disputes on a variety of legal issues.

Among Ms. Sloat’s clients are businesses in the fields of construction and maintenance, private club ownership, real estate ownership and management, planning, technology, manufacturing, entertainment, gaming, restaurant ownership, and physician groups or senior care companies, as well as a number of non-profit or charitable organizations, private or religious schools, places of worship, and many individuals.


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

Juris Doctor

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

• Admitted, California Supreme Court/State Bar of California 1987
• Admitted, Colorado Supreme Court/State Bar of Colorado 1994
• Admitted, Hawaii Supreme Court/Hawaii State Bar 1989
• Admitted, U.S. District Court, C.D. California 1988
• President, Desert Bar Association 2016-2017
• Trustee, Desert Bar Association 2008-Present
• Member, Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer Inn of Court 2007-Present
• Member, Bench-Bar Coalition of the State Bar of California 2015-2016
• Co-Founder, Coachella Valley Women Lawyers
• Member, California State Bar/Labor and Employment Section
• Member, Desert Communities Employer Advisory Council
• Member, Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Palm Desert, CA Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Rancho Mirage, CA Chamber of Commerce