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Don Karotkin

Don Karotkin

Principal
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-581-8406
888-627-9213
Fax:
713-963-0544
Email:

A malpractice lawsuit is a serious challenge to your professional standing and livelihood.  Such a challenge calls for dedicated and determined representation that produces results.

In Houston, Texas, and statewide, Don is known for effective ideas and favorable outcomes.  He is a professional defending professionals with over 36 years’ experience in defending professional liability claims and lawsuits.

Attorney Don Karotkin has successfully represented a broad range of clients in disputes related to professional malpractice and insurance. He offers attentive, personal service in high-impact legal matters affecting your career and future.  He focuses on resolving every matter he handles efficiently, timely and economically.

Don Karotkin is an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator whose aggressive advocacy protects your right to practice your profession.

Areas of Practice

  • 65% Medical Malpractice Defense
  • 15% Dental Malpractice Defense
  • 10% Ethics / Professional Responsibility
  • 5% Insurance Law
  • 5% Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Aviation Accidents -- Defense
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Defense
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety
  • Insurance Malpractice
  • Life & Health
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • Other Professionals Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Premises Liability -- Defense
  • Property & Casualty
  • Property Damage -- Defense
  • Slip and Fall -- Defense
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Trucking
  • US Supreme Court
  • Wrongful Death -- Defense
  • Assault & Battery -- Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1994

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1973
  • University of Texas at Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1970

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Health System
  • The Medical Protective Company
  • Texas Medical Liability Trust
  • Fortress Insurance Company
  • Attorney Protective Company

References

  • Ms. Teresa Canant
  • Ms. Amy Opelt
  • Mr. Rick Bolin
  • Mr. Jim Cartier
  • Mr. Keith Prince

Classes/Seminars

  • Disruptive Behavior and the Law, The Medical Protective Company, 2011
  • Risk Management and Loss Prevention, The Medical Protective Company, 2009
  • Legal Ethics, Insurance Coverage Litigation, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Personal and Advertising Injury Liability Insurance Coverage, Insurance Law Update, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Legal Ethics, Insurance Law Update, National Business Institute, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers (Texas Monthly Magazine), 2008 - 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate, 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice and Fidelity & Surety Law Sections
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas, District 4-C Grievance Committee, Chairman, 1987 - 1990
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1973 - Present
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc., Board of Directors, 1992 - 1995
  • Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, Board of Directors, 1993 - 1994
  • State Bar of Texas Committee on Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters, Member, 1997 - 1998
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Past Employment Positions

  • Karotkin, Chase, & Erwin, L.L.P., Managing Partner, 2002 - 2005
  • Karotkin & Engvall, L.L.P., Managing Partner, 1998 - 2001
  • Karotkin & Associates, 1995 - 1997
  • Funderburk & Funderburk, L.L.P., Partner, 1981 - 1995
  • Funderburk & Funderburk, L.L.P., Associate, 1976 - 1981
  • Wyckoff, Eikenburg, Dunn & Frazier, Associate, 1973 - 1976

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, 1992 - 1995
  • Board of Directors, Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, 1993 - 1994
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Don Karotkin, Attorney at Law
675 Bering Drive, Suite 660
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713-581-8406
Toll Free: 888-627-9213
Fax: 713-963-0544
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