Ms. Karen M. PattersonAttorney at Law Karen M. Patterson, P.C.
I am an sole practitioner specializing in residential real estate transactions for the last twenty-five years. I graduated Glenbrook South High School, attended Indiana University in Bloomington for my undergraduate degree in a double major of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and received my Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. I serve on the Glenview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, am a member of the Glenview Optimists Club and the Working Committee of Character Counts in Glenview, and serve on various boards and committees at Glenview Community Church. I live in Glenview, am married and have two teenagers at Glenbrook South High School.
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