I primarily practice law on behalf of injured plaintiffs. The cases have included wrongful death, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability and cases arising out of the criminal conduct of others.
I started at Dolan Law, which has always been a plaintiff’s law firm, and learned everything I could about the practice and the law, culminating in my law degree from John Marshall in 2008.
How has your practice evolved in the last few years?
I definitely can attest to the transformation, not only of the way I practice, but of my perspective on how much lawyers can really make a difference in the lives of those who come to us.
If you could offer one piece of advice for young lawyers, what would it be?
Never lose your cool; always be civil and professional to everyone you encounter.
What is the one technological device you could not function without daily?
E-mail. It allows me to work no matter where I am.
How has civility made a difference in your practice of law?
Being civil goes a long way in this practice. I have had cases referred to our office by opposing counsel because they have respected the manner in which I interacted with them and their office.
What do you do for fun?
I love yoga. I try to practice every day and to take the peace that comes from the practice into my everyday interactions.
Karen Munoz is a trial attorney with the Dolan Law team in Chicago.