Sedgwick LLP

Karen Woodward

Los Angeles, California
tel: 213.426.6900
fax: 213.426.6921


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Karen Woodward is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on the defense of complex products liability and business litigation matters.  Ms. Woodward is a mass torts specialist and has extensive experience coordinating national and statewide litigation against medical device, food, pharmaceutical, and tobacco product manufacturers, as well as defending these entities and other product manufacturers in individual products liability actions involving catastrophic injuries. She co-chairs Sedgwick’s Drug & Medical Device Practice Group and is active in Sedgwick’s Class Action Task Force. She also co-chairs the firm’s Food & Nutritional Supplement Task Force.

Areas of Concentration

Complex Litigation and Mass Torts; General Liability Litigation; Premises and Products Liability Litigation; Professional Liability; Life Sciences Litigation


California; Texas; 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals


J.D. (1996) Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
B.A. (1992) Centre College, cum laude