Karl Neumann


Karl’s practice involves counseling and representing clients in a wide range of litigation matters including contract disputes, business torts, product liability, real property, construction, property management, medical malpractice, medical device, liquor liability-dram shop, employment/independent contractor litigation, wrongful death, personal injury, premises liability, and maritime and admiralty.  He also regularly provides corporate guidance and counseling on issues regarding risk management, broker and independent contractor agreements, indemnification, fee disputes, and contract drafting, review, and negotiation.  Karl handles all phases of litigation in both state and federal court, from initial investigations to trial, and also advocates for clients at the appellate level.  

Karl has successfully represented business entities regarding alleged breaches of contract, tortious interference with contractual or prospective economic relations, consumer protection and unfair business practices, wrongful termination, commercial and residential lease disputes, wage and commission disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, intentional and negligent misrepresentation, fraud, civil conspiracy, conversion, statutory violations, and various land disputes.  His clients have included technology companies, transportation entities, property management companies and owners, medical providers, medical device manufacturers, general product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, landowners, insurance carriers, food and beverage establishments, utility companies, and governmental entities including the State of Washington. Karl’s experience representing a diverse set of clients and significant industry knowledge gives him the ability to efficiently address the particular needs attendant to each matter.

Karl received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law and his bachelor’s degree in law, societies and justice from the University of Washington. At Illinois Law, Karl made the National Team for the Frederick Green Moot Court Competition and was an editor for the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. He received the CALI Award for counseling, fact negotiation, and interviewing and honors in legal research.  Karl was a judicial intern during law school to former Chief United States District Judge Jose L. Linares of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.



Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 28 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2022

Cozen O'Connor promoted 28 attorneys to member in March.


Guest Post – Reverse Engineering Can Get You Only So Far. Florida Case Dismissed After Grant of Daubert Motions

June 12, 2020

Karl Neumann wrote a guest piece for the Drug & Device Law Blog discussing Ramkelewan v. Globus Medical Inc. No. 5:18-cv-100, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 229357 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 10, 2019).

Takeaways From FDA's Relaxed Rules For Making Face Masks

April 13, 2020

Denise Bense and Karl Neumann published an article to Law360 discussing the FDA's guidance policy for face masks and respirators during the coronavirus pandemic.

Guarding Against Conflict Over The Procuring Cause Doctrine

March 10, 2020

Karl Neumann contributed an article to Law360 discussing the procuring cause doctrine.

Guidance On Duty To Warn In Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

November 29, 2019

Karl Neumann published an article to The Physicians Report discussing how providers and scholars in recent years have advocated for the integration of behavioral and mental health care into the primary-care system.


  • University of Illinois College of Law , J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
  • University of Washington, B.A., 2010

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" 2024

  • Washington
  • Oregon

Washington Bar Association  

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association

Defense Research Institute  

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity