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 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.

With regard to her insurance practice, she has successfully handled 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 is often a featured speaker at meetings of The Metro Fire Investigators Association, Southern Loss Association, and the International Association of Special Investigation Units, Georgia and Alabama Chapters.

Karen is a faculty member for the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (formerly, Council on Litigation Management), instructing students on the basics of litigation management. She has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell for her high ethical standards and professionalism.

She is active in Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) and the International Association of Defense counsel (“IADC”), two leading defense organizations, where she serves in various roles including the publication and marketing committees in DRI as well as the cyber and substantive law committees in IADC. She will be speaking at DRI’s Women in the Law Seminar in January 2019 on “Cover Claims, Bad Faith Disputes and What’s in the Claim File.” 


Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 1986, with honors

Auburn University, B.A., 1983, with honors

Court Admissions

All Georgia State and Federal Courts

USDC Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia

All Texas State and Federal Courts


ALM CyberSecure Conference Advisory Board

2019 Board Member

Atlanta Bar Association

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Insurance Fraud Committee and Bad Faith Committee

Defense Research Institute 

Women in the Law Committee

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Chair of Women Litigators Section

Insurance Professionals of Atlanta

International Association of Defense Counsel

Vice Chair of Diversity to Vice-Chair of Property/First Party for the Insurance and Reinsurance Committee 

Metro Fire Investigator Association