Karen Tang Milligan


  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Karen Tang Milligan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability and General Liability Practices. Her practice includes the representation of real estate and insurance brokers and agents. Ms. Milligan also handles surety bond matters.

Ms. Milligan also has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of cases including general liability, premises liability, motorcycle/vehicle accidents, indemnity claims, habitability, and legal malpractice matters. Ms. Milligan has also defended many high damage exposure cases, obtained dismissals on matters she defended through summary judgment motions, and have successfully represented her clients in both mediation and arbitration. Her practice includes both California State and Federal Court matters.


  • Los Angeles County Superior Court: Clerk/Research Attorney to Hon. David Minning, William Highberger, Judith Chirlin and Paul Gutman, 2000-2002
  • United States District Court, Northern District, Magistrate Judge Phyllis Hamilton, Fall 1999 Intern


  • Author of SLAPPBACK Statute: A Distant Relative of the Malicious Prosecution Action, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Professional Liability Update, Summer 2006
  • Co-Author of Tug of War: Mediation Privileged v. Subsequent Legal Malpractice Action, Los Angeles County Bar Update Magazine, December 2004


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California



United States District Court, Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Surety Claims Association of Los Angeles
    • Member, 2008-present
    • Secretary, 2013


University of California, Hastings College of Law

Juris Doctor, 1999

  • Notes Editor, Women’s Law Journal, 1997-1998

University of California at Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in English, 1996

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