About Us

Karen Dexter, Attorney

Karen Dexter, Esq., LICSW is a licensed attorney with over 20 years of experience working within the Massachusetts child welfare and mental health system. She is an adjunct professor at the Boston College School of Social Work and her clinical background is with children and families. Karen received her master’s degree in social work from Boston University and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. She also assisted in the Development of the 2018 MA Olmstead Plan, which aims to enhance opportunities, accessible housing, community services, and support to people with disabilities in Massachusetts. Her particular areas of interest include domestic violence, child custody, and social welfare policy issues impacting children and families.

About Dexter Law Group

Dexter Law Group works to support families of all constellations and survivors of domestic violence. Founded by Karen Dexter, Esq., LICSW, her practice provides legal services and support, whether you are going through a divorce, need help with mediation, alimony, or child support. Dexter Law Group also works with diverse families, domestic violence, and child custody cases.

Dexter Law Group takes a holistic approach, providing legal consultations and services while being a compassionate, knowledgeable ally when you need it most.


  • Law Office of Karen M Dexter Franklin, MA
  • Massachusetts Trial Court: Norfolk County Probate and Family Court
  • The Honorable Isaac A. Borenstein (Ret.), Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Worcester Juvenile Court
  • Bentley Law Group, of Counsel


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
  • Boston University, School of Social Work, Boston, MA
    Master of Social Work
  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA
    B.S. in Criminal Justice, Minor: Sociology

We work with a full array of people and meet them where they are at in life.

“Karen's expertise and professionalism coupled with their calm demeanor kept me focused while we worked diligently to build my case to obtain the best possible result for me.”


“Karen's is incredibly attentive, pays attention to detail and communicates thoroughly every step of the process."


Attorney Karen Dexter guided me thru this complex legal and emotional process with results within a surprisingly short timeframe. I highly recommend Karen for her professionalism, attentiveness, and empathy for her clients. Also, her fees are very reasonable.



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P.O. Box 54, Franklin, MA 02038