Keeley Karatinos was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She attended the University of Florida, receiving Bachelors in Russian Language and Political Science. Upon graduating, Ms. Karatinos managed residential and commercial properties in Gainesville before attending law school.
While in law school, Ms. Karatinos interned for the Honorable Angela Cowden, the Honorable Olin Shinholser, and the Honorable Peter Estrada in the Tenth Judicial Circuit. She then conducted legal research and drafted orders for the Sixth Judicial Circuit-Appellate Division, under the supervision of the Honorable Amy Williams. Next, Ms. Karatinos gained invaluable experience while interning in the Tenth Judicial Circuit’s State Attorney’s Office in Sebring, Florida.
Ms. Karatinos served as the National Liaison for the White Collar Crime Committee in the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. She received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Award, and the Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award. She graduated cum laude with a Concentration in Advocacy from Stetson University College of Law in 2014. Ms. Karatinos is licensed to practice law in Florida and West Virginia.
In between studying for the Florida and West Virginia bars, Ms. Karatinos served as a fellow to the Honorable Lynn Tepper in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Dade City, Florida. It was during this fellowship that Ms. Karatinos fell in love with Dade City and Pasco County’s legal community.
Ms. Karatinos joined Mander Law Group in 2015. She focuses on criminal defense, post-conviction relief, and appellate practice.