Karen Federman Henry

Practice Group:
Local Government

J.D., University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law (1984)
B.A., University of Maryland, College Park (1980)

Bar Admissions:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court



Karen Federman Henry is of counsel to Funk & Bolton, P.A., resident in the firm’s Baltimore office.  A member of the Local Government Practice Group, Ms. Federman Henry has an extensive background in municipal law issues and appellate litigation.

After an appellate clerkship and two years in private practice as an associate with a small law firm in Kensington, Maryland, Ms. Federman Henry joined the Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland.  During almost three decades in that office, she handled an array of issues that face local governments, including personnel and civil rights litigation, land use and zoning, transactions, legislation (drafting and review), public information requests, fair housing analysis, code enforcement, finance, tax, procurement, technology issues, and appellate litigation. Ms. Federman Henry joined the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland in August 2016 as an Assistant Attorney General responsible for advising the Public Access Ombudsman and the Public Information Act Compliance Board. In January 2018, she brought her extensive experience to the firm.

Ms. Federman Henry has participated in the Maryland State Bar Association and other organizations that promote professionalism and civility in the practice of law.  She has been a member of the Committee on Laws of the Maryland State Bar Association since 2010, serving as Chair during the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions.  She also served two terms on the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Alumni Board, from 2012 to 2018.