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 benefits, including the representation of insurers in life, health, and disability litigation. Karen is an Associate in Maynard’s Insurance & Financial Services Litigation 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.

Prior to joining Maynard, Karen worked for a California-based law firm. While attending law school, she served as a judicial extern in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Karen received her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and her J.D. from Loyola Law School.


State Bar: California

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

  • Loyola Law School
    • (J.D.)

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


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

Monday, March 28, 2022


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