Karen L. Hawes is a litigation paralegal primarily in the areas of medical malpractice defense, products liability and premises liability. Prior to joining Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, Mrs. Hawes worked at Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen handling asbestos related litigation matters. She also managed the Medicare Lien Resolution piece as it pertained to these cases. Mrs. Hawes also worked at Lynch, Traub, Keefe and Errante as a litigation paralegal. Currently she focuses on the defense of hospitals, physicians, mid-level practitioners and nursing staff against claims of medical negligence.
Mrs. Hawes is a highly efficient paralegal professional who is client focused with an ability to build strong relationships with internal and external clients. She has proven success managing complex legal issues and conducting comprehensive research. Karen has a keen eye for detail with an understanding of legal terminology, general law and legal proceedings. She consistently delivers high standards in both quality and professionalism, cultivating solid business relationships with clients, teammates and management. Additionally, she is a proactive and detailed contributor committed to influencing positive change and achieving goals.
Mrs. Hawes' case work includes legal research, interpreting legal documents and preparation for lawsuits, pleadings, subpoenas and other legal documents. Her work also includes conferring with opposing counsel and insurance adjusters. Case management includes filing and serving various legal documents with the courts and opposing counsel. She is involved with discovery and record reviews, including the breakdown of medical records and billing records, as well as preparation and scheduling of depositions, hearings and trials. Mrs. Hawes maintains complex dockets and files and time keeping records for billing.
Karen Hawes attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs and graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. She holds a Paralegal Certificate from Albertus Magnus College. Mrs. Hawes is an active fundraiser and volunteer with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and enjoys playing tennis with her USTA women's team.
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Fundraiser, Volunteer
- United States Tennis Association, Team Member
- Southern Connecticut State University, B.S., Business Administration
- Albertus Magnus College, Paralegal Certificate