Karen Karabinos has been litigating cases for more the 35 years, with the last 24 primarily focused on the complexities of property insurance law. She has successfully litigated more than 80 trials and hearings and annually conducts approximately 50 depositions and examinations under oath. She works to know her client’s business strategy and goals, which allows her to partner with her clients in efficiently investigating and adjusting property claims and in defending her clients in coverage, bad faith, arson, fraud, cyber and property damage cases. She represents clients in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. She also represents clients with family law issues, including divorce and child custody issues, and assists her individual clients to resolve the family issues with her domestic relations team, which consists of accountants, financial advisors, and therapists.
She is often a featured speaker at the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and the International Association of Special Investigation Units, Georgia and Alabama Chapters. She has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell for her high ethical standards and professionalism.
In 2019, she started the Women Litigator’s Section of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, and was the chair of that Section for the first two years. She is active in the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) and the International Association of Defense counsel (“IADC”), two leading national and international defense organizations, where she serves in various roles including the publication and marketing committees in DRI as well as the cyber and the insurance/reinsurance law committees in IADC. She is also a member of The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel where she is active in the Property Insurance section authoring legal updates every other month to its members. During the pandemic, she provided weekly legal updates to her clients regarding opinions issued by both state and federal court on whether business interruption claims relating to COVID-19 were covered under business commercial policies. She has been a panelist or moderator addressing the insurance coverage issues related to COVID-19 and authored several articles on that topic as well as maintained an interactive COVID-19 map documenting the opinions across the United States.