Originally from Togo in West Africa, Karine Sokpoh earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Lomé before receiving her Bachelor’s of General Studies in Communications with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004.
In 2008, she received her Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in International Law. While at Creighton, Karine served as a member of the Moot Court Board and received the Cali Award for Excellence in Business Associations. She was admitted to practice in Iowa and Nebraska in 2008 and 2009. She began her legal career at Koley Jessen and in 2010, the Nebraska State Bar Association awarded her the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for her exemplary contributions to the state bar and community.
In 2011, Karine opened her firm, Sokpoh Law Group, in Omaha. She represents individuals and businesses in various immigration, family law, and corporate matters and also represents children and families involved in the juvenile court system.
In 2016, Karine received the University of Nebraska at Omaha CPACS Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service. She is very active in the community and is the vice president of African Love International, a non-profit that provides scholarships to African students in the United States and promotes education in Africa. She is also a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Girls Inc. Girlfriends Board and was a past president of the Midlands Bar Association.