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Karen B. Schumer

Paralegal

Karen has over 20 years of experience as a defense litigation paralegal in various areas, including medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, toxic tort, environmental law and Superfund.  She is a member of Kerr Russell's medical malpractice team, focusing on all aspects of discovery including:  case management; medical research; ordering records; summarizing medical records and other relevant documents; drafting discovery pleadings including interrogatories and document requests; responding to discovery pleadings; drafting witness lists and discovery motions.  Karen also assists with trial preparation, which includes:  creating trial books; indexing deposition transcripts; organizing exhibits; and creating demonstrative aids. 

Karen earned a B.S. in Education from Wayne State University and a Paralegal Certificate from Oakland University.  She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and is a member of Wayne State University's Alumni Association.  Karen is a member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and served as Paralegal Section Chair from 2007 – 2010.  Additionally, she chaired the DMBA Paralegal Section's 5th and 6th Annual Paralegal Expo in 2008 and 2009.

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