Karen Grundy

Karen Grundy

Assistant Professor of Legal WritingJohn Rogers Hall room 2458
karen-grundy@utulsa.eduCurriculum Vitae

Karen Grundy teaches courses in legal writing and appellate advocacy. She has also practiced in the areas of civil and criminal litigation. She has extensive experience before the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and is frequently asked to speak on the topic of appellate advocacy. Grundy graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School where she served as Executive Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law Ethics and Public Policy. She has served as the Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section and as the Chair of the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section's Appellate Advocacy Committee. Her practice areas include torts, medical malpractice, employment law, product liability litigation, civil rights defense and complex civil litigation. She is the author of numerous articles on appellate advocacy, and was a contributing author to the treatise The Amicus Brief. She has taught in the Legal Writing Program for 8 years. She has also taught Business Law in the Collins College of Business for 2 years.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Juris Doctor, University of Notre Dame College of Law, 1990
  • B.A., Austin College, 1987

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Appellate Practice and Procedure
  • Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Criminal Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • Legal Research and Writing

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney, Tulsa County District Attorney's Office, 2006
  • Associate, Nichols, Wolfe, Stamper, Nally, Fallis & Robertson, Inc., 2002-2006
  • Associate, Best and Sharp, 1990-2002

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Appellate Advocacy Committee, CLE Chair, 1997-1999
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Secretary, 2013-2014, Chair, 2000-2001
  • Admitted to the Oklahoma Bar, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals