Karen O’Kasey Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who


    PORTLAND, OR, January 16, 2018 — Karen O'Kasey has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With more than 30 years of experience in law, Ms. O'Kasey has been a partner with Hart Wagner, LLP, since 2002. As a trial lawyer, her expertise lies in defending clients in cases involving medical malpractice and labor and employment disputes. Prior to her employment with Hart Wagner, she was a partner with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt from 1993 to 2002, having served as an associate with the firm from 1987 to 1993. She has represented employers and medical professionals in both state and federal court, gaining recognition for her multifaceted expertise and abilities as a litigator.

Ms. O'Kasey began her career at San Francisco State University, obtaining a BA, magna cum laude, in 1983. She earned a JD from Santa Clara University Law School in 1986. She has been admitted to practice in the states of Oregon and Washington, the U.S. District Courts for the District of Oregon and the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, the District of Columbia Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

As an expert in her field, Ms. O'Kasey is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Oregon State Bar. She has also written more than 20 articles appearing in professional journals and contributed chapters to books about various legal topics. She was named a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation for three consecutive years and has been named an Oregon Super Lawyer from 2011 to 2017. She has been included in Best Lawyers in America for her work in medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and for ethics and professional responsibility.

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