DC Medical malpractice attorney Karen E. Evans prosecutes serious plaintiffs’ medical malpractice actions in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Prior to becoming a trial attorney, Ms. Evans served in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corp and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain. A registered nurse, Ms. Evans began her legal career as an insurance defense attorney successfully representing doctors, nurses and hospitals. Ms. Evans successfully defended and won in excess of 92% of all serious medical malpractice cases tried to jury verdict.

In 2000, she began using her inside knowledge as a former insurance defense lawyer to represent injured persons as a trial lawyer. She has successfully tried and settled numerous cases in the seven and eight-figure ranges. Ms. Evans uses the combination of her nursing experience and zealous trial advocacy skills to pursue medical malpractice claims on behalf of those who have been catastrophically injured.

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Education & Background
  • East Carolina University, B.S.N., 1980
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1990
  • Registered Nurse
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, 1990
  • Maryland, 1997
  • Virginia, 1997
Bar & Professional Activity
  • President, The National Black Lawyers Top 100
  • Legal Writing and Research Adjunct Professor of Law, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington DC
    • President (2012)
    • President Elect (2011)
    • Vice President (2010)
    • Treasurer (2009)
    • Secretary (2008)
    • Board of Governors (2003-present)
  • Former Captain (1981-87), United States Air Force Nurse Corps
  • Sustaining Member, Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, D.C. Diverse Partners Network
  • Washington Bar Association
    • Immediate Past President
    • 1st Vice President (2012)
    • 2nd Vice President (2011)
    • Judicial Selection Committee Chair (2011-12)
  • Executive Committee, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Advisory board member, S.M.A.R.T. – community organization dedicated to improving academics through sports
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Volunteer Mediator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs of the D.C. Superior Court and U.S. District Court for
  • Speaker and guest lecturer: The George Washington University Law School, D. C. Superior Court Judicial Training session committee, Ohio Association for Justice
Awards & Recognition
  • Commendation Medal, United States Air Force
  • Achievement Medal, United States Air Force
  • Super Lawyers 2007, 2012 – 2017
  • Washington, D.C.’s Top Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America 2009 – 2018
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings (highest level of professional excellence)
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • National Women Trial Lawyers Top 25 – 2017