Selecting the right attorney is important and often must be done when you’re at a stressful point in your life. We have decades of experience helping people like you get the legal representation they need and the justice they deserve. We do not charge for initial consultations and we only take a fee if you receive a settlement or jury verdict in your favor. Our fee is then based upon a percentage of your recovery. Karen Kingsley practices in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury (including automobile accidents), wrongful death and alternative dispute resolution. Karen handles each of her cases personally so you are not passed off to an associate or paralegal. Karen will give you an honest opinion about the strength of your claim and what pursuing that claim would involve.
In addition to handling personal injury claims, Karen has handled medical malpractice (also called medical negligence) claims for over 25 years in Minnesota. If you are considering pursuing a medical malpractice claim, it is important to have an experienced attorney because there are very specific requirements that must be met. Karen is familiar with these requirements and can explain them to you.
Karen Kingsley has been practicing law since 1986. She received a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1983 in journalism and English. She received her law degree from William Mitchell College of law in 1986. While at William Mitchell, she was a member of the law review staff and received the Burton Brief Award, given annually to the writers of the school’s top five appellate briefs. During law school, Karen was a law clerk for Travelers’ Insurance Company and was an intern for federal district court Judge Paul Magnuson.
For over 20 of her years of practice, Karen handled both plaintiff’s and defendant’s personal injury claims, giving her invaluable experience in and contacts with both sides of this litigation. Since 1989, Karen has also handled medical malpractice claims. That practice has grown over the years until it now comprises a major portion of her practice. Karen has signigicant trial and appellate experience and is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Karen has been named as a “super lawyer” by Mpls/St. Paul magazine since 1999. In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Karen was named as one of the top 50 women lawyers in Minnesota. In 2013, she was named as one of the top 100 lawyers in the state. Karen is honored to have served as the president of the Minnesota Association for Justice (formerly the Minnesota Trial Lawyers’ Association) in 2012-13. Pursuant to supreme court appointment, she served for 8 years on the Standing Committee on No-Fault Arbitration in Minnesota.
Karen grew up in Minneapolis Minnesota and attended Southwest High School where she was the president of the National Honor Society and an all-city volleyball player. While growing up, Karen spent wonderful at her summers at her parents’ cabin on Lake Vermilion. She has been married since 1985 and has two sons. Karen enjoys home improvements projects, gardening, reading, biking, walking and collecting antiques.
Julianne Fanum has worked with Karen since 1992. As a legal assistant, Julianne cannot dispense legal advice to clients, but she works with Karen on all of her files and is up to date on the status of each claim. Julie keeps the office running smoothly and is invaluable to the practice.
Julie grew up in St. Paul and Arden Hills and attended Moundsview High School. She worked for Knox Lumber Company but, when she accepted a job at a law firm, she found her niche. That was more than 25 years ago.
Julie is married and is the mother of two sons. In her down time, she enjoys traveling, reading and golf.