Karen K. Karabinos

Partner

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(470) 660-8737
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(850) 668-7972
5051 Peachtree Corners Circle
Unit 200
Norcross
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GA
30092

PRACTICE AREAS

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

First-Party Property Claims Defense

Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation

Admissions

Georgia

Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Education

Mercer Law School

J.D., cum laude, 1986

Auburn University

B.A., cum laude, 1983

Karen K. Karabinos is an accomplished insurance defense attorney with over 35 years of experience representing domestic and international insurance carriers, businesses and third-party associations. With an emphasis on first-party property claims defense, Karen also handles litigation involving various insurance coverage disputes including cyber breaches and loss of electronic data, bad faith, arson and fraud.

Karen vigorously investigates her cases and maintains continuous communication with her clients as she works toward successful resolution while maintaining their business strategy and goals.

Prior to joining the firm, Karen was a partner with an Atlanta firm where she handled insurance coverage and litigation matters.

Professional Associations

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Committee Member for Insurance Fraud and Bad Faith Committees

Defense Research Institute, Women in the Law Committee

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Chair of Women Litigators Section

International Association of Defense Counsel, Vice Chair of Diversity and Vice Chair of Property/First Party for the Insurance and Reinsurance Committee

Metro Fire Investigator Association

Articles

“Your Time Limit Has Expired—Or Has It?” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, April 13, 2021

“A Review of Property Insurance Law in Canada and the United States,” Defense Counsel Journal, April 2021

“Avoiding Waiver: Can the Insured Successfully Claim You Waived the Suit Limitation Provision?” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, January 2021

“How to Avoid Bad Faith Damages in COVID First-Party Property Lawsuits,” Carrier Management, December 2020

“The Debate Involving Depreciation of Labor Costs Continues,” DRI Covered Events, Issue 8, Volume 30, 2019

“Detecting Contents Fraud,”  Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, April 6, 2018

“The Past, Current, and Future: Landscape of COVID-19-Related Business Interruption Claims and Litigation,” DRI, In House Defense Quarterly, June 2014

“Is There Fraud Hidden in Your Insured’s Receipts?” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, November 19, 2013

“Gaming the System,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, November 16, 2012

Presentations

Webinar: How SIU Can Assist with Wind/Hail Damage Claims and Appraisal Demands, IASIU – Georgia Chapter, April 13, 2022

Wednesday Webinar: The Anatomy of An Arson Trial, FDCC, July 2021

Bad Webinar: What’s an Insurer to Do? Addressing Bad Faith and Underwriting Issues Raised in COVID-19 Business Interruption Litigation, DRI, June 2021

Webinar: Trends and Developments in Insurance for Covid-19 Pandemic Losses, IADC, May 2021

Defeating Reptilian Tactics in First-Party Insurance Cases, Strafford, December 17, 2019

A.M. Best Podcast: The Application of Judicial Estoppel in Insurance Claims, 2018

Karen K. Karabinos is an accomplished insurance defense attorney with over 35 years of experience representing domestic and international insurance carriers, businesses and third-party associations. With an emphasis on first-party property claims defense, Karen also handles litigation involving various insurance coverage disputes including cyber breaches and loss of electronic data, bad faith, arson and fraud.

Karen vigorously investigates her cases and maintains continuous communication with her clients as she works toward successful resolution while maintaining their business strategy and goals.

Prior to joining the firm, Karen was a partner with an Atlanta firm where she handled insurance coverage and litigation matters.

Professional Associations

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Committee Member for Insurance Fraud and Bad Faith Committees

Defense Research Institute, Women in the Law Committee

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Chair of Women Litigators Section

International Association of Defense Counsel, Vice Chair of Diversity and Vice Chair of Property/First Party for the Insurance and Reinsurance Committee

Metro Fire Investigator Association

Articles

“Your Time Limit Has Expired—Or Has It?” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, April 13, 2021

“A Review of Property Insurance Law in Canada and the United States,” Defense Counsel Journal, April 2021

“Avoiding Waiver: Can the Insured Successfully Claim You Waived the Suit Limitation Provision?” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, January 2021

“How to Avoid Bad Faith Damages in COVID First-Party Property Lawsuits,” Carrier Management, December 2020

“The Debate Involving Depreciation of Labor Costs Continues,” DRI Covered Events, Issue 8, Volume 30, 2019

“Detecting Contents Fraud,”  Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, April 6, 2018

“The Past, Current, and Future: Landscape of COVID-19-Related Business Interruption Claims and Litigation,” DRI, In House Defense Quarterly, June 2014

“Is There Fraud Hidden in Your Insured’s Receipts?” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, November 19, 2013

“Gaming the System,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, November 16, 2012

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