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Kara Rahimi is an associate attorney with the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm. Kara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota in December 1998. Kara graduated Cum Laude from Hamline University School of Law in 2008 where she served as an associate editor on the law review.

Kara is licensed to practice law in Minnesota as well as the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association of Justice (formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), the American Association of Justice (AAJ, formerly known at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and is a member of AAJ’s Nursing Home Litigation Committee.

Kara published in Trial Magazine and has given numerous national presentations on using technology to conduct medical research proving damages through discovery.

Kara uses her thorough knowledge of the law and strong analytical skills to advocate on her clients’ behalf in the areas of personal injuries and professional malpractice. In recognition of her work, Kara has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.

Resume Highlights

Education

Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Juris Doctor, May 2008
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate
  • Honors: Cum Laude; Associate Editor Hamline Law Review 2006-07; CALI Award Recipient: Legal Research and Writing, Mediation, and Native American Law Seminar.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Bachelor of Arts, American Indian Studies, December 1998
Experience
  • Associate Attorney (October 2008 – present) Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
  • Law Clerk (June 2006 – present) Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
  • Forensic Administrator / Investigator (1998 – 2005) Dr. Janice Ophoven, MD
  • Office Manager / Junior Consultant (1997 – 2003) The Crackleberry Group
Publications and Presentations
  • Trial Magazine, Electronic Medical Research Primer, October 2013
  • Trial MagazineKeeping Discovery Civil, June 2008.  Co-author with Mark Kosieradzki.
  • Electronic Medical Research, AAJ National Nursing Home Litigation Group, October 18, 2009.
  • Electronic Medical Research, AAJ Small Business Group, Las Vegas, NV, April, 2010.
  • Driving Damages Through Discovery, AAJ Jazz Fest Seminar, New Orleans, LA, May, 2012.
  • “Nursing Home Failure of Care Litigation,” WEBINAR, National Business Institute (June 16, 2014)
  • Trial Magazine, Electronic Medical Research Primer, October 2013
  • Trial Magazine, Keeping Discovery Civil, June 2008. Co-author with Mark Kosieradzki
Activities
  • Hennepin County Citizens Review Panel, appointed member. October, 2009 – October 2010.
  • Minnesota Association of Justice, nursing home litigation committee
  • Electronic Records, Kentucky Association of Justice, Cincinnati, OH September 2014
  • Nursing Home Failure of Care Litigation, WEBINAR, National Business Institute, June 16, 2014
  • Electronic Medical Research, South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Rapid City, SD, August 2012
  • Leveraging Technology in Medical Research, AAJ Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, July 2012
  • Driving Damages Through Discovery, AAJ Jazz Fest Seminar, New Orleans, LA, May, 2012
  • Electronic Medical Research, AAJ Small Business Group, Las Vegas, NV, April, 2010
  • Electronic Medical Research, AAJ National Nursing Home Litigation Group, October 18, 2009