KAREN LIBERTINY LUDDEN is a shareholder who concentrates her practice on commercial insurance coverage and liability defense for national insurers and private clients. She specializes in negotiating global resolutions in complex cases involving product liability, general contractors and subcontractors, class actions, construction defects, premises liability, employer liability, municipal defense, torts and commercial automobile accidents. Ms. Ludden also represents banks in trust disputes and sits as a commercial case evaluator in Oakland County and as a tort case evaluator in Wayne County. She is available to sit as a facilitator in commercial liability cases where insurance coverage is at issue.
Ms. Ludden graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and published in its Journal of International Law in 1993. She is AV Preeminent rated; the highest peer rating available from Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Ludden has served as a moot court judge for the University of Michigan Law School and has received commendation for her pro bono work. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and Oakland County Bar Association. Ms. Ludden is a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance and sits on the Executive Board for the Michigan Chapter of the Federalist Society.
She has been recognized among Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2016 “Women in the Law," an awards program honoring women lawyers in Michigan who have a commitment to excellence in the practice of law, are inspiring and accomplished leaders in the legal profession, serve as mentors to other women, and who contribute significant time and effort to volunteerism and/or pro bono work.
Ms. Ludden is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and all Michigan state courts.
What clients are saying about Karen Ludden:
"I’ve used Karen on a variety of occasions. Her legal work is exceptional. As importantly, her recognition that legal matters more often than not involve individuals, each of whom has a particular motivation, makes her a deft dealmaker.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Juris Doctor, 1993
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A. magna cum laude, 1990
STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION
OAKLAND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
CLAIMS & LITIGATION MANAGEMENT ALLIANCE