Karen Oakman

Top rated Family Law attorney in Thousand Oaks, California

Clunen and Oakman Law
Karen Oakman
Clunen and Oakman Law

Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in California since: 2010

Education: California Western School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

Clunen and Oakman Law

299 W Hillcrest Dr
Suite 210
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Visit website


Karen Oakman is a partner at the law firm of Clunen and Oakman Law LLP in Thousand Oaks, California. Practicing in Thousand Oaks and throughout Ventura County, she focuses on family law cases that involve restraining order hearings and guardianship proceedings, as well as criminal defense matters, including infractions, misdemeanors, investigations and serious felonies.

The legal skills Ms. Oakman brings to establishing peace and justice and guiding her clients through the process efficiently and diligently, are complemented by her ability to ease their anxieties. Frequently endorsed for her reliability by her peers and clients, she professionally and tirelessly advocates for her clients. An Avvo “Superb” honoree, she received the Women Lawyers of Ventura County’s Holly Spevak Award in 2019 and the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under Forty recognition in 2018.

From the California Lutheran University, she earned her B.A. in political science and B.S. in criminal justice in 2006, magna cum laude. She then went to California Western School of Law to obtain her Juris Doctor in 2010. While in law school, she not only interned with the San Diego County Public Defender Office, the Alternate Public Defender’s office and the Law Office of Timothy Scott, but also volunteered for the university’s nonprofit Community Law Project.

Ms. Oakman serves several prestigious organizations in various capacities, including as a vice-chairperson of the Women Lawyers of Ventura County, a board member of the Ventura County Family Law Bar Association and a board of director of Conejo Free Clinic. She is also a member of the Ventura County Bar Association. 

Practice areas

Family Law, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Assault & Battery, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Marital Property, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law, Theft

  • 50% Family Law
  • 50% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage: https://clunenandoakmanlaw.com/about-us

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pre-Law Coordinator at CLU from 2017-2019
  • Board of the Parent Teacher Association for Cypress Elementary, Parliamentarian
  • Board of Women Lawyers of Ventura County, president
  • Board of Conejo Free Clinic, legal director and vice chair
  • California Western Community Law Project, Volunteer
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor at CLU, Criminal Law and Procedure and Constitutional Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Family Law Board of Ventura County Bar Association member (current); previously served as vice president and treasurer
Educational Background:
  • California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, receiving her Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees in criminal justice and political science, Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • I am an award recipient of the 40 under 40 award for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. , 40 Under 40 , Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2018
  • I received the Holly Spevak Award in 2019 for my volunteer work in the community. , Holly Spevak Award, Women Lawyers of Ventura County, 2019

Office location for Karen Oakman

299 W Hillcrest Dr
Suite 210
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Phone: 805-273-4200


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

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