Karen Volkman

Partner

  • location icon St. Louis, MO
    100 S. 4th Street
    Suite 500
    St. Louis, MO 63102

Karen Volkman is a partner in the St. Louis office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation and Asbestos Litigation Practices. She litigates toxic tort, transportation, product liability, and business litigation matters in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States. Karen participates in all phases of litigation including pre-suit investigation, written discovery, depositions, expert retention and development, vigorous motion practice, trial, and appeals. She also manages mass tort, product liability, and business litigation matters throughout the United States for corporate defendants.

In addition, Karen has significant experience representing banks, brokerage firms, partnerships, and the manufacturers of commercial and consumer products in business and commercial disputes in federal and state courts. Her experience includes the representation of banks in business disputes brought by customers, manufacturers in actions brought against vendors, partnerships in dissolution proceedings, and corporations in actions brought by their distributors. Among other matters, Karen defended a leading Canadian investment banking company in a suit brought under the Kansas Securities Act for the sale of unregistered securities, a car dealership in litigation brought against the authorized importer for breach of certain dealership agreements, and a motors and generators company in actions following the termination of its distributors.

Publications

  • Donna Lee and Jerry Lee Harrison v. Volkswagen Grp. of Am., Inc., 541 S.W.3d 33 (Mo. App., 2018)
  • Roger Klein v. Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., 130 P.3d 569, 281 Kan. 330 (Kan., 2006)

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Arkansas
    • Illinois
    • Missouri
    • Wisconsin
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
    • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Admissions

Missouri

Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Education

Saint Louis University

Juris Doctor

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Arts, History, Political Science

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