Karen M. Shimonsky is the managing partner of the Denver, Colorado office at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Ms. Shimonsky primarily handles health care defense litigation including both long term care cases and medical malpractice cases. Ms. Shimonsky also assists health care companies with other issues that inevitably arise in the industry including navigating regulatory issues, developing and implementing proactive risk management protocols, and providing general legal guidance as technical legal issues arise. Outside of the health care industry, Ms. Shimonsky handles products liability cases, complex business disputes, general professional malpractice including representing clients in administrative board matters, and a variety of diverse issues depending on her clients' needs.
Ms. Shimonsky has experience in trying multiple cases to verdict both as trial counsel and as the retained appellate attorney. Ms. Shimonsky's trial and appellate experience includes handling cases in both state and federal jurisdictions around the country. Ms. Shimonsky has numerous appellate victories expressed in favorable written opinions. Ms. Shimonsky's appellate experience provides a unique skill set for clients because she is intimately aware of major legal trends and changes in the law, and she is able to address potential appellate issues as they arise throughout litigation to formulate overall winning strategies. Because of this, Ms. Shimonsky is often is the go-to attorney for high exposure and sensitive matters. Ms. Shimonsky also regularly handles cases through alternative dispute resolution methods including representing clients through mediation and defending cases in arbitration.
Ms. Shimonsky received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, in May 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida in 2008.
She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Florida and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Ms. Shimonsky's professional affiliations include the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Women's Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and The Florida Bar.
Outside of work, Ms. Shimonsky is passionate about volunteering her time to organizations that assist children in the foster care system.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- General Litigation
- Insurance and Insurers
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Nursing Homes
- Product Liability
- Professional Malpractice Defense
Stetson University College of Law, J.D. (2011)
University of Florida, B.S. (2008)