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Karen J. Kingsley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Kingsley Law Office, P.A.
790 Cleveland Avenue South, Suite 214
St. Paul, MN 55116
Phone: 651-690-4200
Fax: 651-699-0616
Selected to Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2004, 2006 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 1999
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Alternative Dispute Resolution
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There are few things in this world as satisfying as seeing justice served. For over 30 years, I have represented  medical malpractice (medical negligence), wrongful death and personal injury clients. For more than 20 of those years, I represented clients on both sides of personal injury disputes (both plaintiffs and defendants). That gives me a unique perspective and serves me well in getting these matters resolved--either through settlement or trial. 

I also serve as mediator and arbitrator to help other attorneys and their clients resolve claims. I am a qualified ADR neutral. I am a past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice and have been voted as one of the top 100 attorneys in the state and one of the top 50 women attorneys in the state by my colleagues through Super Lawyers. My strengths are my passion for justice and my compassion for my clients.

Certificates and Credentials

About Karen J. Kingsley

First Admitted: 1986, Minnesota

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Karen is a member of the Womens' Section of the Minnesota Association for Justice. This group focuses on community outreach, including serving meals at the Jeremiah Project and providing needed items for Avenues for Homeless Youth and The Wayside House. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Karen sewed and delivered over 150 face masks to a homeless shelter and a hospital. Karen is a fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation. The foundation's purpose is to provide civic education, including the history and value of the right to trial by jury. Karen is also a member of the Ramsey Hill Association, a neighborhood organization that, in addition to organizing neighborhood activities, also raises money for local charities. 

Representative Clients

  • Karen represents individuals who have been injured by the negligence of others, this includes the negligence of medical professionals. She is also retained by other attorneys to serve as a mediator or arbitrator to help resolve their cases.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Karen is a frequent speaker at legal seminars. She has spoken at seminars for the Minnesota Association for Justice, the Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the North Dakota Trial Lawyers' Association, the American Arbitration Association and at West Publishing. 

Educational Background

  • Graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Journalism and English., 1983

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Admitted to practice before the United States District for the District of Minnesota, 1986
  • Admitted to practice before the the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals  , 2000
  • I am a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.
  • Admitted to practice in Wisconsin, 1993

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Past President of the Minnesota Association for Justice., 2012


  • Only 1% of the attorneys in the United States and Canada may be elected and become Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers., Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Selected to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
  • Recipient of the William Mitchell Burton Brief Award which is awarded to writers of the top five appellate briefs., 1984
  • Past President of the Minnesota Association for Justice.
  • Karen received the Excellence Award for outstanding servide to the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association 2000-20001.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • The American College of Trial Lawyers. , 2020
  • Selected to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
  • Past President of the Minnesota Association for Justice. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Member of Minnesota State Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Ramsey County Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin. Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Past member of the Minnesota Supreme Court No-Fault Standing Committee.
  • Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
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Office Location for Karen J. Kingsley

790 Cleveland Avenue South
Suite 214
St. Paul, MN 55116

Last Updated: 7/26/2022

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