karen.geibel@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-5463
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AREAS OF PRACTICE
General & Automotive Liability
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EDUCATION
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. 2001)
Michigan State University (B.A. 1994)
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ADMISSIONS
State Bar of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS
Appointed in 2017  by Congressman Dave Trott to serve on the Military Academy Nomination Panel to evaluate West Point applicants for nomination by the Congressman

Karen R. Geibel

Karen’s practice focuses on the defense of general and automobile litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a Judicial Staff Attorney to the Honorable Rudy Nichols (retired) and the Honorable Dennis Drury (retired) in the Oakland County Circuit Court for over a decade. Her main job responsibilities involved researching legal issues, writing opinions, conducting settlement conferences and managing litigation in a general jurisdiction court. Karen also previously practiced insurance defense at a private firm and served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Oakland County Circuit Court while attending law school.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Fellow, State Bar of Michigan Foundation
Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
Member, Oakland County Bar Association
—––  Circuit Court Committee
—––  Business Court Committee
—––  Membership Committee
—––  Sustaining Member
Member, Association of Defense Trial Council
Member, Michigan Defense Trial Council
Member, Michigan Center for Civic Education
Member, Women Officials’ Network

PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Obtained no-cause jury verdict in Lapeer County Circuit Court for a bar in a Dram Shop Act claim arising out of a fight between patrons in a parking lot. (September 2017)

Obtained multiple summary disposition rulings in favor of national insurance company in 3rd Circuit Court and 46th District Court. Numerous health care providers sued for services rendered to several patients arising out of an alleged auto accident in the insured’s vehicle. The patients’ claims were fraudulent as the insurer nor her vehicle was never in an auto accident. The providers’ claims were denied and ultimately each case dismissed as a matter of law. (August 2017)


PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Republican Federation of Women’s Club Rule of Law Tour – Panel Speaker (September 2016)


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Rochester Junior Women’s Club (GFWC)
—–– Fundraiser Chair (September 2016, March 2017)
Romeo Girls Softball Board of Directors
—–– Chairwoman, Treasurer
St. Kieran Catholic Church
—–– Catechist
Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament (Eastern Division)
—–– Volunteer Scoring/Presiding Judge
Constitution Day – 6th Circuit Court
—–– Volunteer
Bloomfield Republican Woman’s Club
—–– Directory Chair
Greater Oakland G.O.P.