Paula M. Carstensen

Of Counsel

Paula is a post-trial and appellate attorney with extensive experience in litigating high exposure complex appeals in a variety of areas including: work site accidents, product liability, professional liability, municipal liability, and insurance coverage.  She prosecutes and defends appeals in federal and state courts nationwide.

Her practice includes trial monitoring, where she collaborates with trial counsel to prepare dispositive and other pretrial motions, motions in limine, motions for directed verdict, jury instructions, verdict forms, and post-trial motions.  Clients appreciate Paula’s perspective and ability to analyze complicated legal issues.  Her collaboration at all phases of significant cases allows her to evaluate potential liability and exposure for damages and to ensure that the most persuasive legal arguments are presented and preserved at every stage of the proceedings. 

“Oral argument is a unique opportunity to find out what the judge is focused on and persuade the court that your client’s position is correct.”