Attorneys at Law | Madison, Wisconsin

Karen M. Gallagher



Karen M. Gallagher |

Karen started her legal career at Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C. in 1995 and then returned to the firm in 2006 after working for five years as in-house counsel for a local insurance company. While Karen’s practice includes personal injury and professional negligence cases, most of Karen’s work is on insurance coverage cases and medical malpractice cases, in which she handles briefing and other pretrial submissions. Karen has also represented a variety of clients in Wisconsin’s appellate courts.

Karen is a member of the American Inns of Court, James E. Doyle Chapter; the Dane County Bar Association; the Wisconsin Defense Counsel; and the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Karen lives in Madison with her husband and two children. She serves on the board of the Notre Dame Club of South Central Wisconsin and has previously served on the Parish Council of her church.


Year Joined Firm

Areas of Practice
•Civil Litigation
•Commercial Litigation
•Insurance Coverage Litigation
•Professional Malpractice
•Medical Malpractice
•Insurance regulatory/Compliance
•Personal Injury

•J.D., Marquette University Law School, 1995
•B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1992

Bar Admissions
•Wisconsin, 1997
•Western District of Wisconsin
•Eastern District of Wisconsin
•U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
•U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit

Professional Associations
•Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
•Member, Dane County Bar Association
•Member, Wisconsin Defense Counsel
•Member, American Inns of Court, James E. Doyle Chapter

•Board Member, Notre Dame Club of South Central Wisconsin, 2011-Present
•Council Member, Blessed Sacrament Parish, 2008-11
•Council Secretary, Blessed Sacrament Parish, 2009-10
•Volunteer, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Dane County, 1999-2011

Past Employment
•In-House Counsel, Capitol Insurance Companies, 2001-06

Appellate Experience
Theresa C. Weborg, et al., v. Donald B. Jenny, M.D. et al., 2011 WI App 114, 336 Wis. 2d 473, 801 N.W.2d 348 (unpublished) (aff’d by Weborg v. Jenny, 2012 WI 67, 341 Wis. 2d 668, 816 N.W.2d 191)
Amicus Curiae brief filed in Thomas W. Jandre v. Physicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin, 2012 WI 39, 340 Wis. 2d 31, 813 N.W.2d 627.
Industrial Risk Insurers v. American Engineering Testing, Inc., 2009 WI App 62, 318 Wis. 2d 148, 769 N.W.2d 82.

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