Bill Karns specializes in litigating major personal injury cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, wrongful death, premises accidents, slip and fall accidents, unsafe products, unsafe medical devices, bad drugs, construction site accidents, pedestrian accidents, boat accidents, insurance bad faith, and traumatic brain injury. He has also litigated cases involving breach of contract, fraud, and other business torts.
Bill is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). He was selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Bill has been selected as a SuperLawyer every year since 2014. Bill received the Presidential Award of Merit and the New Lawyers Division Chair Award of Merit in 2012 from CAOC.
Bill is a member of the CAALA Board of Governors and has served on the Board of Directors for CAOC. Bill has been a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Irish American Lawyers Association, and the Italian American Lawyers Association.
Bill is actively involved in all his professional memberships. He serves on CAALA’s Education Committee. He was the CAALA Government Relations Chair, responsible for electing pro-consumer candidates to public office. He served on the Board of Directors for the Italian American Lawyers Association. He has also served on the Barristers Executive Committee, and as the liaison to the LACBA Litigation Section. In 2010, Bill was appointed to LACBA’s Judicial Election Evaluation Committee responsible for rating Superior Court Judges running for office.
Bill is a zealous champion for the legal profession, and dedicates his time to educating his fellow pro-consumer trial lawyers to better serve their communities. He has had several of his scholarly articles published in CAALA’s Advocate magazine, and is frequently asked to lecture other lawyers on personal injury trial practice and strategy.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bill graduated from the University of Southern California and received his law degree from Loyola University School of Law.