August 28, 2013

The Washington, D.C. office of The Cochran Firm is pleased to announce that Karen E. Evans has joined the firm as a Partner and Trial Attorney in its medical malpractice section.  She will also serve as Co-Director of The Cochran Firm’s National Medical Malpractice Group.

Karen Evans - DC, Maryland, Virginia medical malpractice lawyer

“We are honored that Ms. Evans, who is a preeminent and very talented medical malpractice lawyer, is joining our firm.  She has a depth of knowledge regarding medical malpractice matters that will serve our clients well,” said David Haynes, The Cochran Firm, D.C.’s managing attorney.  “Her 10 years of experience practicing surgical and intensive care nursing and 23 years of medical malpractice experience make her an invaluable addition to our team of attorneys.”

Ms. Evans uses her rare experience as both a Registered Nurse (R.N.) and former insurance defense attorney to provide top-notch legal representation to victims of medical malpractice. Evans has established a successful record of securing multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements, in seven and eight figures, on behalf of victims injured by medical negligence.  Evans’ nursing experience and zealous trial advocacy skills have resulted in the successful pursuit of medical malpractice claims on behalf of those who have been catastrophically injured.

Ms. Evans is AV® Preeminent™ rated and is profiled in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ and the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers–the definitive guides to the most distinguished lawyers in the U.S. and Canada. Since 2009, she has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® and is listed in Super Lawyers®.

Ms. Evans is the 1st Vice President of the Washington Bar Association (WBA). The WBA was formed in 1925, and is one of the first and oldest African American Bar associations in the country. She is also the immediate Past President of The Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC and currently serves as a member of its executive committee.

Ms. Evans also serves as President of the Washington Bar Association Educational Foundation, Inc. Ms. Evans is also active in the community at large and is an advisory board member for S.M.A.R.T., a community organization dedicated to improving academics through sports. She is also a volunteer mediator with the D.C. Superior Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs.  From 2007 until 2012, she was an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, where she taught legal writing and research.

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