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Karman J. Reed

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Karman J. Reed


Karman Reed has dedicated her career to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and complex civil litigation cases at both the trial and appellate levels. She has extensive experience handling cases at all stages of litigation, making her a perfect fit for Denver Trial Lawyers. She understands that many key issues in a case are determined long before it reaches the jury. Through discovery and motions practice, Karman strategically develops her cases from the outset to limit the claims and defenses available to the opposition, frequently resulting in pre-trial resolution of the litigation. In trial, Karman uses the strategic foundation she laid throughout the case to obtain favorable results for her clients.

Karman began her legal practice in Oklahoma, following in her father’s footsteps by representing severely injured patients in medical malpractice actions. In 2016, she moved to Colorado and spent five years defending medical negligence actions before returning to the plaintiff’s side. As a result of her experience, Karman has a thorough understanding of both sides of medical malpractice cases, enabling her to craft winning strategies that catch the opposition off-guard.

Karman’s areas of focus in medical litigation include:

  • OB/GYN and birth injuries
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • General surgery
  • Critical care medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Emergency medicine
  • Orthopedic surgery

Karman graduated with distinction from the University of Tulsa College of Law. She received her undergraduate degree in business from the University of Oklahoma, graduating in three years and with distinction. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the Oklahoma Bar Association.

In her free time, Karman and her husband stay busy keeping up with their young son. She and her husband love skiing and hiking (nine 14ers and counting) and enjoy introducing their son to all the beauty Colorado has to offer, even when he thinks he needs to add rocks to hiking backpacks.

Practice Areas


  • JD – University of Tulsa College of Law (2011)
  • BA – University of Oklahoma (2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

  • BA University of Oklahoma - University 2008
  • JD University of Tulsa College of Law - University Tulsa 2011
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • Oklahoma Bar Association


Hundred of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • University of Michigan/Dr. Robert Anderson Sexual Abuse $490 Million

    $490 million settlement on behalf of more than 1000 men sexually abused by Dr. Robert Anderson. The largest known sexual abuse settlement on behalf of male victims in the history of the United States. Parker Stinar was a member of both the Executive Committee and Negotiating Committee which secured this landmark settlement.

  • USA Gymnastics/USOPC Larry Nasser Sexual Abuse $380 Million

    We represented multiple survivors in the case against USA Gymnastics and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee for the sexual abuse by Larry Nassar resulting in a $380M settlement.

  • Birth Injury Involving Misuse of Drug to Induce Labor $70 Million

    $70 million arbitration award, the largest known medical malpractice arbitration award in U.S. history. David S Woodruff handled this birth injury case involving an HMO labor/delivery unit that misused Cytotec, a drug used to induce labor.

  • Settlement for Individuals Injured by a Defective Product $23 Million

    Settlement for group of individuals injured by a defective product. Dan was a member of a national team of lawyers who helped secure this settlement. The largest single settlement in the country was paid to Dan’s individual client.

  • Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in Colorado $22.3 Million

    $22.3 million medical malpractice settlement. In 2016 David Woodruff obtained the largest known medical malpractice settlement in Colorado.

  • Medical Malpractice Verdict for Victim of Paralysis $15 Million

    A jury handed down a $15 million verdict to a man who was paralyzed from the chest down just hours after a doctor at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs discharged him. It’s the largest sum ever awarded in a medical malpractice suit in Colorado.

  • Drunk Driving Accident Resulting in Rollover Collision $8.91 Million

    Rollover collision – Steve Wahlberg represented the driver of a vehicle struck by a drunk driver. The Court entered judgment of $4,455,000 including 1.5 million in physical impairment, $4,455,000 in punitive damages.

  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Resulting in Catastrophic Injury $8 Million

    An attorney from our firm served as lead counsel in a contested liability accident involving a commercial vehicle. Our client was catastrophically injured and he successfully negotiated a $8,000,000 settlement on her behalf.

  • Birth Injury Verdict Involving a Misplaced Device $7.2 Million

    $7 million medical malpractice jury verdict. David Woodruff handled this birth injury case, which culminated in a 2-week jury trial in Colorado Springs. The case involved a physician who misplaced a “vacuum extraction device” while delivering the infant.

  • The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in Colorado in 2016 $6 Million

    Steve Wahlberg received the largest personal injury verdict in Colorado in 2016. They represented a pedestrian who was run over by a bus. The jury awarded the fourth largest verdict in Colorado History for permanent physical impairment.

Client testimonials

Hear What Clients Have to Say About Attorney Karman J. Reed
  • Parker Stinar’s astonishing ability to place his clients first changed my family’s life.

    “Parker Stinar is astonishingly patient, thorough, and has the ability to communicate in laymen’s terms, putting things in terms I could understand. He always maintained a positive attitude, even in times I felt discouraged and lost.”

    - Brian M.
  • I put my TRUST in Dan Sloane.

    “Dan Sloane is very professional and impressed me during negotiations with his clever strategies. He sincerely cares and seeks justice. Dan knows what he's doing and won our case for us.”

    - Julie D.
  • David Woodruff and his team worked long and hard for my settlement.

    “David Woodruff and his team worked long and hard for my settlement. They were able to get more than I expected. I would highly recommend them.”

    - Heather N.
  • He was supportive, caring, and obviously legally astute.

    “Michael Nimmo took my case that a dozen other lawyers rejected. He was incredibly thorough backing up everything with my doctors. He was supportive, caring, and obviously legally astute. He won the case and the award helped me to transition to retirement b”

    - Patty M.
  • Went above and beyond in their empathetic approach.

    “Throughout the entire process, Stephen Wahlberg and his staff were professional, timely, and went above and beyond in their empathetic approach to the family and diligence and confidence in pursuing the case. I highly recommend him to anyone.”

    - Catrina A.
  • Dan Sloane of Denver Trial Lawyer was always there and helped guide me step by step through the process.

    “Dan Sloane of Denver Trial Lawyer was always there and helped guide me step by step through the process. He made the case easier for me to understand. I recommend him highly! Very trustworthy!”

    - Esther G.