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Karen Landinger

Senior Trial Counsel


Phone: 210.640.1650

Location: San Antonio Office

Overview

Karen Landinger is a highly experienced appellate attorney who has spent 30 years successfully representing public and private clients in state and federal courts. She began her career as the Deputy Appellate Chief for the El Paso District Attorney’s Office, where she represented the State in high profile cases and helped secure the passage of key legislation. Karen transitioned into private practice in 2000, expanding her experience to constitutional law, construction, insurance, contract, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, business, international law administrative law and medical malpractice. Karen joined Germer in its San Antonio Office in 2022 where she focuses her practice on appellate work and the defense of corporate and individual business.

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Bar Admission(s)

  • State Bar of Texas 1993
  • Admitted to Practice before the following Courts:
    • The United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Southern, and Western Districts of Texas

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    • Juris Doctor – 1993
    • Board of Barristers
    • Delta Theta Phi, Secretary and Tribune
  • Undergrad, e.g., University of Texas at Tyler
    • Bachelor of Science Dual Major in Economics and Political Science with Honors 1989
    • Alpha Chi

Recognitions and Honors

  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell peer review ratings, the highest rating possible
  • Named by her peers as one of San Antonio’s Best Appellate Lawyers every year since 2012, San Antonio Scene Magazine, San Antonio Magazine
  • Named as one of San Antonio’s Best Construction Lawyers in 2020, 2021, San Antonio Scene Magazine
  • Named as one of San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law in 2021, San Antonio Magazine

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Appellate Section State Bar of Texas
  • Appellate Section
  • Construction Law Section
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • South Texas MENSA List
  • Women in Construction

Representative Experience

  • Reversed $1.3 Million jury verdict in Highway Construction Dispute.
  • Obtained two favorable key appellate Court rulings regarding the interpretation of the Texas Citizen Participation Act.
  • Secured mandamus relief to enforce dominant jurisdiction of claims.
  • Obtained Fifth Circuit ruling establishing that an insured’s notice to a broker did not constitute sufficient notice to excess insurer.
  • Secured ruling that an insurer seeking subrogation was bound by arbitration agreement of insured.
  • Obtained ruling from the Fifth Circuit precluding liability based on application of policy exclusions.

Publications

  • (2021, August). Design Defects: A New Law and an Old Rule.
  • (2015, February). Don’t Spoil Your Claim. Construction News Publication, Legal Column.
  • (2014, October). Architect has no Liability to General Contractor Absent Contract. AGC’s Cornerstone Magazine.
  • (2014, June). Supreme Court Revitalizes Strength of Forum-Selection Clauses. ABC’s Construction Executive Magazine.

Civic Involvement

  • Lay Minister of Youth Development, Messiah Lutheran Boerne

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Tyler, TX 75702
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