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Karin M Zaner
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas School of LawAdmitted to the State Bar of Texas in:
Health Care and Medical Peer Review
Large Loss Subrogation
Ms. Zaner, a director of the Firm, practices in the Litigation Section of the Dallas office. Her experience includes litigation before both state and federal trial courts, as well as other matters before appellate courts and administrative tribunals.
Ms. Zaner handles general business and commercial disputes, including those that arise in real estate, banking, employment law, insurance coverage, and a variety of other settings. In the area of real estate, she advises her clients on a wide variety of real estate matters, including tenant/landlord issues, contract disputes, title matters, and other issues to help them determine business solutions early on that may avoid or resolve litigation.
Ms. Zaner has also developed an extensive health law practice. Her experience in medical peer review began in 1999, when KRCL represented Dr. Lawrence Poliner in his federal court lawsuit against Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and obtained a $366 million verdict, which was the ninth largest jury verdict in the country in 2004. She advises her clients on a wide variety of health law matters such as state and federal immunity laws, state privilege issues, the enforceability of physician recruitment agreements, compliance with HIPAA, and other state and federal healthcare regulations that apply to physicians and other health care providers. She practices extensively in Texas but also helps out-of-state physicians with the association of local counsel in that state.
Scope of Practice:
General business and commercial litigation; real estate; banking; employment; health care law; insurance coverage.
Selected by her peers as among the Best Under 40 by D Magazine (2006). Named by Law & Politics as an outstanding young lawyer Texas Rising Stars Magazine (2004, 2006 & 2008).
College of the State Bar of Texas. Dallas Bar Association. Commercial Real Estate Women of Dallas. American College of Legal Medicine. American Bar Association.
State Bar of Texas. United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits. United States Supreme Court.
- Author, "Commonsense Guide to Resolving Conflicts," "Physician's Guide to Peer Review," "Physician's Guide to Credentialing," "Physician's Guide to Proper Boundaries," "Malpractice Attorney Guide to Peer Review," "Commonsense Guide to Conflicts in Family Business.”
- Speaker, Physician Peer Review and Credentialing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, 2013 North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Dallas (February 2013), ethics CME given.
- Speaker, Physician Peer Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys Annual Conference, San Diego (June 2012), CLE credit pending.
- Speaker, The Lawyer's Commonsense Guide to Resolving Conflicts, Tower Club, Dallas (December 2011), ethics CLE, MCE credit by Texas Real Estate Commission, and HRCI/SPHR credit given.
- Speaker, Physicians and Boundaries: Legal and Ethical Issues, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Fort Worth (November 2011), ethics CME given.
- Speaker. Physicians and Boundaries: Legal and Ethical Issues, Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section (September 2011), ethics CLE given.
- Speaker, The Lawyer's Commonsense Guide to Resolving Conflicts, The Park City Club, Dallas (September 2011), ethics CLE, MCE credit by Texas Real Estate Commission, and HRCI/SPHR credit given.
- Speaker, Physician Boundaries: Legal and Ethical Issues, Baylor Medical Center Irving (December 2010), ethics CME given.
- Speaker, Doing Peer Review Right, Harris County Neurological Society, Houston, TX (October 2010).
- Speaker, HIPAA and the New HITECH Amendments: What is Required and How Can Physicians Comply, Union of American Physicians and Dentists, San Diego (October 2010).
- Speaker, Advanced Peer Review--The Hot Topics in Detail, American Bar Association Teleconference (July 2010), CLE credit given.
- Speaker, Physician Boundaries: Legal and Ethical Issues, the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (July 2010), ethics CME given.
- Speaker, HIPAA and the New HiTech Amendments: What is Required and How Can We Hope to Comply, Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section (March 2010), CLE credit given.
- Speaker, Medical Peer Review: Practical Advice for Your Physician Clients on Both Sides of the Fence, Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section (October 2009), CLE credit given.
- Speaker, Update on Poliner, American College of Legal Medicine Annual Conference, Las Vegas (February 2009), CLE credit given.
University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1994). University of Texas at Austin (B.A. with special honors in the Plan II Honors Program 1991); Dean’s Distinguished Graduate for the School of Liberal Arts (1991); active member of the Friar Society, the University’s oldest honorary society, established in 1911 (1989-1994).