Karen E. Evans, a
partner with The Cochran Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, has represented
clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Throughout her 23-year career as trial
attorney, she has successfully prosecuting a wide variety of high-stakes
litigation matters. From 1995 to 2000,
she successfully defended and won in excess of 92% of all serious medical
malpractice cases tried to jury verdict.
Since 2000, she has used the combination of her experience as a
registered nurse and zealous trial advocacy skills to pursue claims on behalf
of her clients. Karen has successfully
tried and settled numerous cases in the seven and eight-figure ranges.
Karen is an active member of the Trial Lawyers Association
of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and is the Immediate Past President and
continues to serves on its Executive Committee.
She is also an active member of the Washington Bar Association and is
currently 1st Vice President. She also serves as President of the Washington
Bar Association Educational Foundation.
With an AV Preeminent rating, she has been awarded the highest level of
professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. She has been selected for inclusion in The
Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, The Bar Register of Preeminent Women
Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers and the Washington Post,
Baltimore and Washington D.C.’s Top Lawyers, among other honors.
Before law school, Karen was a Captain in the United States
Air Force Nurse Corp and practiced medical/surgical and intensive care nursing
for ten years. She began her legal
education at Texas Tech University School of Law where she was selected for Law
Review. After her first year of study, she transferred to The University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Law and earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
Karen is also a member of the American Association of Nurse
Attorneys and has been profiled and featured in its members’ recognition
section. She has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer at the request of
various legal associations and groups, including the D.C. Bar, The George
Washington University Law Center, the Virginia Nurses Association, the D. C.
Superior Court Judicial Training session committee, the DC Trial Lawyers Association,
the Ohio Association for Justice and the Maryland Association for Justice. Ms.
Evans is a member of the state and federal Bars in the District of Columbia,
Maryland, and Virginia. She was an
Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A.
Clarke School of Law from 2005-2012 and she currently serves as a mediator for
the D.C. Superior Court.