Karen L. Karavatos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
 | 19 Corporate Plaza, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-720-1288
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Suffering an injury in an auto accident or from some other event can have a devastating effect on people and their families. As an attorney at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Karen L. Karavatos is dedicated to serving those across the state of California who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Focusing her practice on personal injury, Ms. Karavatos generally handles cases involving issues such as auto and trucking accidents, dangerous premises, defective roadways, unsafe and defective products, and wrongful death.

Before earning a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, Ms. Karavatos attended the University of California, Santa Cruz. From there, she received a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. Ms. Karavatos graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts from Saddleback College.

Having more than 25 years of legal experience, Ms. Karavatos is driven by a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of those she represents. She works to help her clients obtain the maximum compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Whether going up against an individual person, an insurance company or a large corporation, Ms. Karavatos thoroughly investigates and prepares each case in order to prove liability and the extent of the resulting damages.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Ms. Karavatos. She regularly shares her knowledge with others, penning articles that have been published in several media outlets, including the Orange County Bar Association’s Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Condo Management Magazine and the Daily Pilot.

Practice Areas

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%)
Personal Injury - Products (30%)
Personal Injury - General (20%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%): Class Actions

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Class Actions

Personal Injury - Products: Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017

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About Karen Karavatos

Admitted 1987, California

Professional Webpage: http://robinsonfirm.com/our-attorneys/karen-karavatos/

Honors and Awards:

  • L.A. Daily Journal Litigator Success Profile, L.A. Daily Journal, 1996
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 1995
  • International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, 1993
  • Two Thousand Notable American Women, 1992
  • Who’s Who Among American Law Students, 1987
  • University of San Diego School of Law Merit Certificate for Outstanding Achievement: 1987, University of San Diego School, 1987
  • California Super Lawyers 2015
  • The World Who’s Who of Women
  • Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans 1992

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
  • Member, Pan Cretan Association of America
  • Member, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
  • Member, Thurgood Marshall Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Member, California Women Lawyers (CWL)
  • Member, Orange County Women Lawyers (OCWL)
  • Member, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • United States District Court Southern District of California
  • United States District Court Central District of California
  • Member, California Bar, 1987

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Periodic Author of Condo Hotline for the Daily Pilot in 1990
  • "Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution‚" published by Community Associations Institute California Southern Counties Chapter HOA Digest November/December 1993
  • "Funding Repairs and Experts During Construction Defect Litigation" published by Condo Management Magazine‚ December 1996
  • "Mitigation of Damages or Spoliation of Evidence: The Repair Dilemma" published by Community Associations Institute Orange County Regional Chapter Construction Defects Digest‚ 1995
  • Founding Editor of University of San Diego School of Law Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, 1986-87
  • Author of "Community Associations Dealing With Construction Defects", published by Orange County Lawyer Magazine, September 1996.

Educational Background:

  • University of California Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts degree, 1984

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
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    Office Location for Karen L. Karavatos

    19 Corporate Plaza
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Phone: 949-720-1288


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