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Karen M. Shimonsky


(303) 200-6865
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555 Seventeenth St.
Suite 3400
Denver, CO 80202


J.D. Stetson University College of Law, 2011

B.S. Journalism, University of Florida 2008

Karen Shimonsky is a partner in the Denver office and is a member of the Health Care, Professional Liability Defense, and Appellate practice groups. Ms. Shimonsky primarily handles health care defense litigation including both long term care cases and medical malpractice cases. Ms. Shimonsky also assists health care companies with other issues that inevitably arise in the industry including navigating regulatory issues, developing and implementing proactive risk management protocols, and providing general legal guidance as technical legal issues arise. Outside of the health care industry, Ms. Shimonsky handles products liability cases, complex business disputes, general professional malpractice including representing clients in administrative board matters, and a variety of diverse issues depending on her clients’ needs. 

Ms. Shimonsky has experience in trying multiple cases to verdict both as trial counsel and as the retained appellate attorney. Ms. Shimonsky’s trial and appellate experience includes handling cases in both state and federal jurisdictions around the country. Ms. Shimonsky has numerous appellate victories expressed in favorable written opinions. Ms. Shimonsky’s appellate experience provides a unique skill set for clients because she is intimately aware of major legal trends and changes in the law, and she is able to address potential appellate issues as they arise throughout litigation to formulate overall winning strategies. Because of this, Ms. Shimonsky is often is the go-to attorney for high exposure and sensitive matters. Ms. Shimonsky also regularly handles cases through alternative dispute resolution methods including representing clients through mediation and defending cases in arbitration. 

Outside of work, Ms. Shimonsky is passionate about volunteering her time to organizations that assist children in the foster care system. Ms. Shimonsky is licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Florida.


U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado 
U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida


Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Florida Bar Association