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William Martin Karns

William Martin Karns

also known as Bill Karns

Practice areas:

Litigation

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About Me

Bill Karns specializes in litigating major personal injury cases involving defective products, automobile accidents, and premises liability. He has also litigated cases involving breach of contract, fraud, and other "Business Torts." 


 


He has been selected as a 2011 SuperLawyers Rising Star. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). Bill was elected to the CAALA Board of Governors as well as the Board of Directors for CAOC. Bill is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Irish American Lawyers Association, the Italian American Lawyers Association, and the Justice Carlos Moreno Inn of Court.


 


Bill is actively involved in all of his professional memberships. He serves on CAALA's Education Committee and was the 2011 vice chair of the New Lawyers Committee. He is the 2012 CAALA Government Relations Chair responsible for electing pro-consumer candidates to public office. He also served as the Barristers liaison to the LACBA Litigation Section. 


 


In 2010, Bill was appointed to LACBA's Judicial Election Evaluation Committee responsible for rating Superior Court Judges running for office. He is also on the Board of Governors for the Italian American Lawyers Association. Two of his articles have been published in CAALA's Advocate magazine.


 


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bill graduated from the University of Southern California and received his law degree from Loyola University School of Law.


 

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Korean

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Litigation: 100%
    9 years, 500 cases

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Ibiere Seck

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    Ibiere Seck Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Alan Ahdoot
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Karns & Karns, LLP

1150 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200508/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2011 Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Karns2012 - Present
AssociateCheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett2006 - 2011

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesGovernment Relations Chair2012 - 2012
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Justice Carlos Moreno Inn of CourtMember2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesEducation Committee2011 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesVice chair of the New Lawyers Committee2011 - 2011
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Election Evaluation Committee2010 - 2010
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Election Evaluation Committee2010 - Present
Italian American Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Italian American Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association Litigation SectionBarristers liaison2008 - Present
Italian American Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2008 - 2008
Irish American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Carlos Moreno Inn of CourtMember2006 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2006 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association BarristersExecutive Committee2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationEffective Use of Objections in Responding to Interrogatories2010
The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys AssociationEvidence of a Defendant's Financial Condition in the Punitive Damages Phase of Trial2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Southern CaliforniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CAALA, Annual ConventionAuto Cases and Expedited Jury Trial2011
CAALA, Annual ConventionLeins2011
Attorney Boot CampDiscovery2011
Loyola Law SchoolDo's and Don'ts of Networking2009