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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.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Korean
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2011 Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Partner||Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Karns||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett||2006 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Government Relations Chair||2012 - 2012|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Justice Carlos Moreno Inn of Court||Member||2011 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Education Committee||2011 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Vice chair of the New Lawyers Committee||2011 - 2011|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Judicial Election Evaluation Committee||2010 - 2010|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Board of Governors||2010 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Judicial Election Evaluation Committee||2010 - Present|
|Italian American Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Italian American Lawyers Association||Board of Governors||2008 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association Litigation Section||Barristers liaison||2008 - Present|
|Italian American Lawyers Association||Board of Governors||2008 - 2008|
|Irish American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Carlos Moreno Inn of Court||Member||2006 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2006 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2006 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers||Executive Committee||2005 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys Association||Effective Use of Objections in Responding to Interrogatories||2010|
|The Advocate-Journal of Consumers Attorneys Association||Evidence of a Defendant's Financial Condition in the Punitive Damages Phase of Trial||2009|
|Loyola University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Southern California||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|CAALA, Annual Convention||Auto Cases and Expedited Jury Trial||2011|
|CAALA, Annual Convention||Leins||2011|
|Attorney Boot Camp||Discovery||2011|
|Loyola Law School||Do's and Don'ts of Networking||2009|