Karey Hampton, Esq.


Karey's Bio

Karey Hampton is an attorney with Tovella Dowling, PC, and is a member of the California Bar. Her clients include public charities, private foundations, philanthropists, and for-profit entities. Ms. Hampton has experience in litigating various types of business and contract disputes, as well as other tort actions. Her extensive litigation background equips her with invaluable resources for her business clients while serving in the capacity of outside general counsel to mitigate exposure to unintended liability. In her practice, Ms. Hampton is well-versed in general corporate matters such as entity formations, contract drafting, and negotiation, intellectual property, including trademark and copyright registration and prosecution, corporate compliance, and governance.

She received her J.D. from California Western School of Law in 2020, graduating Cum Laude. In law school, she was awarded Academic Excellence Awards in Trial Practice, Contracts, and Torts and was the recipient of the Lloyd Ellis Griffin Scholarship, as well as Academic Merit Scholarships. Prior to law school, Ms. Hampton graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Political Science from Oregon State University and received her Paralegal Certification from the University of San Diego.

Outside the office, Ms. Hampton enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and pug, as well as hiking, yoga, and cooking new recipes she finds on Pinterest.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Recognition and Awards

  • Cum Laude, California Western School of Law
  • Trial Practice Academic Excellence Award
  • Recipient of the Lloyd Ellis Griffin Scholarship

Affiliations, Memberships and Community Involvements

  • San Diego County Bar Association

Purpose Drivers

As a self-proclaimed creature of habit, I have always found comfort in routine and have been know to be a master executor of meticulously charted plans carefully crafted to solidify predictability in both process and outcome. As I gained greater life experience, inevitably confronting both opportunity and challenge, my perspective in taking the path most frequently traveled began to shift. I started leaning in to opportunities for change and taking calculated risks in various aspects of my personal and professional life. This shift in perspective has often led to many of my greatest life accomplishments. I have learned that one’s own fear of failure is oftentimes illusory and the only obstacle to achieving greatness. Wandering into uncharted territory can be uncomfortable and extraordinarily fulfilling all at the same time, and most importantly almost always pays dividends of invaluable self-reflection, individual growth, and character building. At Tovella Dowling I am able to challenge our changemaker clients to take that leap, even if uncomfortable, to effect greater change. I contribute to their initiative by identifying their potential risks and assuming the role of charting their plan to advance their purpose so they can focus on being the most effective champion of their cause.