A Little Bit About Me
April 6th, 2022
I was born and raised here in Seminole County, Florida. I have lived in Central Florida since, except between the years of 1985 and 1999 when I served as a missionary in Venezuela with New Tribes Mission. Upon moving back to the United States, I quickly developed a new vision for myself, and in 2003 I enrolled in Seminole Community College (now Seminole State College) where I would graduate with Honors and Distinction. In 2004 I began working for the Law Offices of Harvey M. Alper as a paralegal and continued to balance my career, school, and family life throughout the course of my education. After graduating from SSC I went on to receive my Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. From there I attended Florida A & M University and graduated Cum Laude. When I passed the Bar Exam in 2011, I became an associate attorney at the firm I had been a paralegal at since 2004. In 2014 I became a partner and the firm’s name was changed to “Law Offices of Alper and Estry.” In 2017 I became the primary owner and practicing attorney. With the unfortunate and difficult passing of Harvey Alper in 2019, I have since changed the name of the firm simply to “Karen Estry, P.A.”
I am the proud mother of five children, with two sons who served a total of 16 years in the military, a daughter who is a great mother to two of the cutest kids you could see, another daughter in Switzerland studying complex Quantum Physics theories that I definitely can not explain, and my youngest, an up-and-comer in the Criminal Justice field. From all of my children I have a total of five grandchildren, whom my heart beats for just as much as my own children. While being a missionary is vastly different from being an attorney, my goal and desire in each is the same: to help people. I simply changed the medium by which I do so. I choose to work with families because I witnessed firsthand the pain that can accumulate following a divorce or untimely death, and because it brings me peace to know that I can help prevent some of that heartache with the work I do for my clients. I am especially drawn to help veterans because of my pride for my own two sons who served their family and their country proudly. In a very small way, I feel as though I am giving back to those who helped me and my sons in the past by doing so.