Law Offices of Karen L. Lawrence – Garden City,
Represent Allstate Insurance Company in No-Fault litigation in Court.Develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.Present evidence to defend clients in civil litigation.Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.Examine legal data to determine advisability of defending a lawsuit.Advise clients concerning claim liability, advisability of defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.Negotiate settlements of civil disputes and No-Fault matters.Prepare and draft legal documents, such as pleadings, affidavits, affirmations, memorandums of law and motions.
Trial Attorney, 10/1993
McDonald and O\'Connor – Melville,
Represented Insured person\'s of General Accident Insurance Company at trial in civil litigation involving automobile accidents.Researched and analyzed strategies and arguments in preparation for trials in Supreme Court.Met with Plaintiff\'s counsels and Claim Examiners from General Accident Insurance Company to negotiate and resolve matters prior to trial.Prepared for and conducted numerous depositions to be used in defense at trials.Researched and reviewed the rules of Evidence for trial matters and depositions.
Assistant Corporation Counsel, 08/1990
Corporation Counsel\'s Office, New York City Law Department – New York, NY and Queens,
Represented the City Of New York in all phases of civil litigation including claims for: Medical Malpractice, Police Officers (false arrest/imprisonment), property damage, automobile accidents, Department of Education. Prepared and developed strategies for numerous trials in all areas listed.Researched and analyzed statutes, administrative codes and laws applicable to all areas listed in preparation for defending The City of New York at trial and at depositions.Tried numerous cases to verdict, prepared witnesses for deposition and trial.Conducted thorough accident investigations.