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Karen M. Gallagher
Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C.
150 E Gilman St
Madison, WI 53703-1441
Phone: (608) 255-1388
Fax: (608) 255-8592
Karen started her legal career at the Coyne firm 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.
Current Employment Position(s):
Year Joined Organization:
1995-2001, 2006 - present
Areas Of Practice:
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Medical Malpractice Defense
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1995
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, 2013
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1995
University of Notre Dame, 1992
Past Employment Positions:
Capitol Insurance Companies, Counsel, 2001 - 2006
Coyne, Niess, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, Associate, 1995 - 2001
Wisconsin State Bar
American Inns of Court, James E. Doyle Inn
Dane County Bar Association
Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Involved in over 15 appellate matters, including:
Theresa C. Weborg, et al., v. Donald B. Jenny, M.D. et al., 2011 WI App 114; 336 Wis. 2d 473; 801 N.W.2d 348 (unpublished Court of Appeals decision, affirmed by Weborg v. Jenny, 2012 WI 67; 341 Wis. 2d 668; 816 N.W.2d 191).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.
OTHER INTERESTS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Notre Dame Club of South Central Wisconsin, Board Member, 2011 - present
Blessed Sacrament Parish,Parish Council Member 2008-2011
Secretary of Council 2009-2010
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Dane County, Volunteered with husband as “Big Couple” for Little Brother from 1999 to 2011