Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Karen's Profile

Karen is a litigator with experience in insurance coverage disputes, bad faith liability actions, and other contractual disputes. She focuses her practice on ERISA and employee benefit and breach of fiduciary duty claims, including the representation of insurers in life, health, and disability litigation. Karen is an Associate in Maynard’s Insurance & Financial Services Litigation Practice and ERISA Practice.

Karen has substantial experience in all phases of civil litigation, including written and expert discovery, law and motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial preparation. Early in her career, Karen defended product liability and complex tort actions on behalf of automotive manufacturers and medical malpractice insurance providers in both state and federal courts.


State Bar: California

U.S. District Court: California (Eastern, Northern, Southern)

  • Loyola Law School
    • (2015, J.D.)

  • University of California at Los Angeles
    • (2009, B.A.)


Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jeffrey Winikow, Los Angeles Superior Court

Monday, March 28, 2022


Maynard & Gale (Maynard) continues to grow with the recent addition of experienced lawyers in several areas of practice across its footprint. The Firm is pleased to welcome Angela Playle to its Real Estate practice in Nashville, Christopher Lee and Jordan LaPorta to its Litigation practice in Huntsville and Birmingham...

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