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.
Ms. Karatinos served as a fellow to the Honorable Lynn Tepper in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Dade City, Florida before joining Mander Law Group in 2015.
Ms. Karatinos speaks Spanish, Russian, and English. She uses her knowledge of language, culture, and the law, to defend her clients accused of a crime or who are otherwise facing the deprivation of their rights, privileges, or liberty. Ms. Karatinos has an deep-seated belief in treating everyone with dignity and compassion.
She focuses on criminal defense, driver license defense, post-conviction relief, and appellate practice.