Karen Goldberg



Karen B. Goldberg is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois. With a concentration in products liability and toxic tort litigation, she represents a broad range of clients in product liability cases, including premise owners, as well as manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of a wide variety of products. She represents companies in the manufacturing, petrochemical, construction, distributing, maritime contracting and automotive industries. Karen builds strong defense strategies by getting to know the products she defends and the people and companies behind them. By immersing herself in an understanding of the individual, product and company, she is better able to understand the business impacts of the outcomes she seeks to achieve.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation


  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Awards & Honors

Ms. Goldberg has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Southern California.


Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles

Juris Doctor, 1995

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 1991

Representative Matters

Karen has experience in representing defendants in product liability cases where plaintiffs' alleged injuries were caused by exposure to asbestos, benzene, silica, mold, cosmetic talc and industrial talc, and other toxic substances. Her vast experience and understanding of the law and the science often rooted in these cases enable her to successfully defend companies, and provides her a unique ability to handle and represent her clients. She has co-chaired several trials over the years, and obtained numerous summary judgments, dismissals and favorable settlements in cases where plaintiffs are seeking multiple millions of dollars in damages.

She will engage in early communication with opposing counsel in order to have her clients dismissed at an early stage of the litigation. Karen will work tirelessly in order to get her clients dismissed from the case, either prior to the start of major discovery planning or in advance of the trial dates. She works closely with insured, claim representatives, national counsel, general counsel, and private clients. Karen's organizational skills, strategy and litigation and trial preparation with clients, and supervisory support to local counsel on product liability and toxic tort cases have resulted in serving her client’s goals and interests.

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

Volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles