Karen Truszkowski

Karen Truszkowski

Associate Professor

B.S. Eastern Michigan University 1987
J.D., cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School 1999


Professor Truszkowski has served as a Visiting Professor at Cooley since 2007, first in the Research & Writing Department, and then with the Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic. She also served Cooley as an Adjunct Faculty member teaching Pretrial Skills and Advance Writing. She was promoted to the full-time faculty in 2009.

Professor Truszkowski currently serves as Magistrate for the 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Before that, she was legal counsel with UAW Legal Services in Dearborn and Saline, Michigan. Previously, she was in private practice as an associate attorney with Fletcher, Wolf, Pianto & Associates in Flint, Michigan where she handled cases in personal injury, probate, family law, municipal defense, and other civil litigation matters. She also served as a volunteer attorney with the Common Ground Sanctuary in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and taught Elder Law at Eastern Michigan University.

Professor Truszkowski serves as a faculty supervisor for Cooley’s Service to Soldiers Program, and for the Disaster Relief Legal Association’s New Orleans Project. She has also served as the faculty advisor for the 2009 Cooley Law Review Symposium. While a student at Cooley Professor Truszkowski served on the board of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review as the Comments Editor, as well as earning Certificates of Merit in Torts and Criminal Procedure. She was also on the Dean's List and the Honor Roll for all eight terms she attended Cooley and was an intern in the Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic.

She is currently a faculty supervisor in the Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic.



Karen Truszkowski, Contracts, Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Phen Cambodia, (2014) (forthcoming).


Karen Truszkowski, Spousal Support and Property Division Upon Divorce - A Comparison, 5 Cambodian Yearbook of Comparative Legal Studies (2014) (forthcoming).

Karen Truszkowski, Contracts in Cambodia: More Than Just a Handshake, 4 Cambodian Yearbook of Comparative Legal Studies 55 (2013).

Karen Truszkowski, Comparing the Marriage and Family Law of Cambodia to the United States: How Has the Law Changed in Cambodia and How Does It Differ From American Law, 3 Cambodian Yearbook of Comparative Legal Studies 129 (2012).


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Courses: Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic

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