Karen L.
Hallock

Litigation



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Karen L. Hallock

Litigation

Karen L. Hallock

Litigation

Biography

Karen Hallock is an associate in Liner’s Litigation Department.  Her practice covers a broad range of business and real estate litigation matters, including contract disputes, real property disputes, business torts, wrongful foreclosure, judicial foreclosure, receiverships, commercial landlord-tenant litigation, and various other complex commercial litigation issues in state and federal court. 

Karen graduated magna cum laude from Southwestern Law School where she served as an Associate Editor of the Southwestern Law Review and Chair of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program.  She was a recipient of the Schumacher Scholarship and Dean’s Merit Award.  Currently, Karen serves as a coach to Southwestern Law School’s Trial Advocacy Honors Program.

Education

Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)

American Conservatory Theater (M.A.)

University of California at Los Angeles (B.A.)

Community
  • Japanese American Bar Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women - Los Angeles
Representations
  • Assisted in the defense of one of California's largest supermarket chains against a claim by its landlord for millions in additional rent, resulting in a defense verdict and a million dollar recovery by the supermarket.
  • Served as lead trial counsel and successfully obtained judgment in favor of client and an award of attorneys’ fees against a mortgage brokerage firm in a case involving a violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
  • Served as second chair of an arbitration, defeating breach of contract claims involving a $200 million development project, which resulted in a complete judgment in favor of the client and an award of attorneys’ fees.
  • Successfully obtained complete dismissal on demurrer on behalf of a lender in a wrongful foreclosure case.
  • Successfully obtained complete dismissal on demurrer on behalf of a lender, defeating claims to cancel title to fourteen properties.