Attorney Profile

Karen Y. Vicks, Esquire


Karen Y. Vicks earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University’s James Beasley School of Law.  Prior to earning her law degree, Karen Y. Vicks attended Howard University graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.  Karen Y. Vicks is licensed to practice in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.


Attorney Vicks is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR).  She has lectured for the Organization on Social Security Disability Law at national conferences.  She is also a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA), the Delaware Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  Attorney Vicks is also a volunteer Attorney Guardian Ad Litem for the Office of the Child Advocate.


Attorney Vicks has developed a specialized practice that caters specifically to Delaware’s disabled population.  She has successfully represented hundreds of claimants before the Social Security Administration who have been unjustly denied their right to Social Security disability benefits.  She prides herself on representing her clients and serving her community with expertise, compassion, and commitment.


Karen Y. Vicks worked as an auditor for the New York City Comptroller’s Office and the Delaware Department of Transportation after completing her undergraduate studies at Howard University.  Upon completion of her law degree, she clerked for Judge Walrath of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware after which, she joined a local law firm where she worked for an extensive number of years as the senior associate for the downstate Social Security practice.  Karen Y. Vicks has since opened her own practice with a team of paralegals serving clients who have been unjustly denied their rights to government disability benefits.  She has lectured at local and national conferences educating individuals and groups on matters pertaining to disability law.  She has served as an adjunct professor at Delaware State University lecturing on constitutional law and criminal justice.