Karri is a former practicing immigration attorney who retired for a number of years to raise her family. In 2017 she was recruited by Mark Solano to re-enter the practice area as a paralegal to provide the specialized assistance required for his practice.
Karri was raised in Hereford, Texas and graduated with her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 1988. She graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1992 and immediately began her legal career in Dallas, Texas where she practiced until 1999. She then practiced in Tulsa, Oklahoma until 2004.