Karnes Kids Staff


Co-Founder and Child Advocate
Community Relations and Charity Projects Coordinator


CO-FOUNDER AND Children’s Lawyer

Lanis Karnes has handled many child abuse and dependency and neglect cases, represented innocent parents, conducted scores of terminations of parental rights when in the best interest of the children, and handled many adoptions. She continues to have an active practice of law representing children in part so she can assist Karnes Kids.

Child Advocate

Lanis strongly believes that our duty does not end when we secure justice for the child and family. Equally important is learning from the prevention lessons of the case and formulating a public awareness campaign to help prevent abuse and neglect and future injuries and deaths.  Lanis is involved in various committees to push for legislation and regulations.

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