Karen E. Hagstrom has been part of the SDG litigation team since January of 2019 and brings over 27 years of trial experience to the firm. Similarly, Ian has been practicing law in the Hudson Valley since 2005 and joined SDG’s Litigation and Municipal Law Departments in 2014.
After 9 years as a prosecutor for Dutchess County, Karen has been in private practice for the past 18 years, focusing on tax certiorari, civil litigation, land use and municipal law. SDG notes some of Karen’s commendable accomplishments include obtaining favorable court decisions for municipalities, such as the dismissal of petitions for lack of standing and for failure to establish entitlement to a charitable exemption, obtaining an award of punitive damages in a defamation trial, prosecuting the first case in Dutchess County without the testimony of a domestic violence victim, and convicting multiple gang members after a lengthy jury trial.
Since joining SDG, Ian has pursued a focus in Municipal Law advising town boards in the exercise of their governmental responsibilities. On December 13, 2021, Ian was officially appointed as the Legislative Counsel to the Dutchess County Legislature. Ian has also developed a successful Real Estate Law practice and continues to represent clients in all aspects of litigation in both personal injury and commercial litigation matters. In addition, Ian has extensive experience in Landlord Tenant Law and has defended clients in various Criminal Law matters throughout the Hudson Valley.
Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP and their newest partners are eagerly waiting to assist clients in their legal matters. Karen E. Hagstrom and Ian C. Lindars pinpoint particulars and specific details of a client’s case and ensure a multi-faceted approach to client needs. Their vast knowledge of multiple areas of law complements the interdisciplinary team at SDG, ushering clients to new heights in their desired legal outcomes. A diversity of lawyers allows for optimal results. SDG wholeheartedly boasts, “We don’t practice law because we HAVE to, we practice law because we WANT to.”