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Karen Bzdyk

After obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Columbia University and working as a registered nurse, Karen discovered that being a patient advocate in the healthcare setting was an uphill battle. As a result, Karen decided to go to law school so that she could use her nursing background to become the patient advocate she envisioned. She went on to receive her law degree from Vanderbilt University.

​Karen began practicing law as an associate with Robert J. Dickman, P.A. and remained with the firm for more than a decade. While at the Dickman firm, Karen’s practice primarily consisted of handling complex medical malpractice cases. Given her nursing background, she excelled at analyzing medical records for areas of concern, researching medical issues, communicating with medical experts and deposing the health care providers whose care was at issue.

In 2004, Karen joined the law firm of Donna B. Michelson, P.A., where she handles all types of personal injury cases including those arising from medical negligence. Given Karen’s expertise on the medical side of personal injury claims, she is in tune with patient rights as they relate to insurance, governmental benefits, and access to health care. A certified mediator, Karen’s alternate perspective is invaluable during settlement negotiations.   She is proud to be part of a firm that focuses on educating and empowering clients to fully understand their rights and the legal issues in their cases in order to make sound, informed decisions.

Aside from her busy practice, Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is the proud mother of three adult children and surrogate mother to two energetic dogs. 



  • Supreme Court of the State of Florida

  • US District Court, Southern District of Florida



  • Law Office of Donna B. Michelson, P.A. 

  • Law Office of Robert J. Dickman, P.A. 


  • Juris Doctor, Vanderbilt University

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Columbia University


  • The Florida Bar

  • Dade County Black Lawyers Association

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator

  • Former Board of Directors, District II CHPA

  • Former Board of Directors/Lobbyist, AFTL & PTSA


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