Karenin D. Hache, Esquire, is the founding attorney at The Hache Law Firm. Karenin takes pride in her non-traditional route to becoming an attorney. First attaining extensive hands-on experience in Complex Family Law Matters, Domestic Violence, and Alternative Dispute Resolution in her capacity as a paralegal and later attending Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree.
Karenin interned for professor and attorney David E. Steckler while pursuing her BS in Legal and Justice Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. She was an integral part of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence Clinic providing aid through research, community education, and paralegal services to local attorneys and families in need. Her intern group under Stecklers’ guidance was honored by the Florida Supreme Court and Bar Association for their work assisting low-income families in the twentieth judicial circuit.
During her time in law school, Karenin served and President of the Ave Maria Elder Law & Estate Planning Association (AMELEA). She further served her community through this leadership position, joining forces with members of the organization to provide free legal assistance to local attorneys and the veterans they served. She has received the Pro-Bono Service Award – Certificate of Recognition for her service to her community.
These experiences cemented Karenin’s legal philosophy of child-centered advocacy and remains the basis of her belief in the importance of a holistic approach to family law matters. Today, she practices family law, estate planning, and collaborative law with the intention of putting children first and advocating for them during all legal matters. Her broad experience provides her with the skills and knowledge to assist clients with a wide variety of legal matters effectively and compassionately.