Kara Rosenthal defends healthcare providers, institutions, executives, and vendors in high-stakes professional liability and related lawsuits. As appropriate, Kara uses aggressive motions practice to win dismissal of her clients from litigation or negotiates favorable early settlements without the expense of mediation or other litigation measures.

Kara’s experience ranges from defending hospitals and individual physicians and nurses in medical malpractice trials to building litigation strategy to handle nationwide mass torts defense for medical device and pharmaceutical makers. She also defends mental and behavioral health providers and long-term care facilities. Kara’s practice also involves representation of healthcare providers in board and professional review inquiries, including obtaining dismissals and notifications of no action taken.

In 2015, Kara earned accreditation as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management. 

Other Experience

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP (nka Sedgwick, LLP)
Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, 2015

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars
    Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, 2010-2015
Benchmark Litigation
    Future Star - Colorado, 2015-2016
Consultant, CEB California Civil Discovery, Chapter 7: Interrogatories
    (2006 California Board of Regents)
American Health Lawyers Association
American Society of Health Risk Managers
Defense Research Institute

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

University of Colorado School of Medicine Office of Admissions
    Admissions Committee, 2013-Present

Personal Interests

Cooking, cookbooks & blogging recipes; yoga; time with family


Kara Rosenthal defends healthcare industry clients in high-stakes professional liability matters. She also has significant experience in the nationwide defense of product liability lawsuits for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Kara is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management. 

Representative Cases
Bar and Court Admissions
  • California
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Other Experience

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP (nka Sedgwick, LLP)
Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, 2015

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars
    Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, 2010-2015
Benchmark Litigation
    Future Star - Colorado, 2015-2016
Consultant, CEB California Civil Discovery, Chapter 7: Interrogatories
    (2006 California Board of Regents)
American Health Lawyers Association
American Society of Health Risk Managers
Defense Research Institute

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

University of Colorado School of Medicine Office of Admissions
    Admissions Committee, 2013-Present

Personal Interests

Cooking, cookbooks & blogging recipes; yoga; time with family

Articles/Presentations
Education
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2004, cum laude
    Dean's Scholar; G. Tauro Scholar; Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Civil Litigation Clinical
  • Arizona State University, B.A., 2000, Major in Economics and Political Science; Minor in Philosophy, summa cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa
Bar and Court Admissions
  • California
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit