Karen Barris Bragman, 64, of Atlanta, died May 31, 2019. Karen was born and raised in Detroit, where she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and then her law degree from Wayne State University Law School.
She moved to Atlanta in 1986, where she practiced law and became a partner with Arnall Golden Gregory. In her 33 years with AGG, she served as the litigation department chair, a member of the firm’s executive committee and as the firm’s general counsel – the first woman to serve in each position. Karen loved practicing law, as did her father and other family members, and was deeply respected and honored for her legal achievements.
Karen was a loving mother, a devoted wife and loyal friend. She battled and overcame breast cancer more than two decades ago and went on to serve as president of the Atlanta chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She received a new cancer diagnosis earlier this year, unrelated to her breast cancer, to which she ultimately succumbed.
Karen was an overachiever and competed fiercely in all of life’s endeavors. She was an active volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta as well as numerous other causes. Later in life, Karen became an accomplished bridge player.
Survivors include her husband Dr. Alan Bragman; sons Adam Bragman and David (Jaclyn) Bragman; sister Peggy (Harry) Ellman; and brother, Bill (Arlene) Barris.
A graveside services took place June 3 at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, www.komenatlanta.org.
Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta 770-451-4999. Sign online guestbook, www.edressler.com.