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Karin Dougan Vogel

Special Counsel
San Diego (Downtown)
T: 619.338.6532
F: 619.234.3815

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1986, cum laude
  • B.A., Union College, 1981, highest honors
  • Law Clerk for Justice William A. Holohan, Arizona Supreme Court, from 1986 to 1987
  • California (all appellate and trial courts)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Overview
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Karin Dougan Vogel is Special Counsel in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's San Diego office. She is the Team Leader for the Appellate Practice Team firm wide.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Vogel is a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law. She has extensive experience in appeals and writs on matters involving a broad range of complex business litigation, including business related torts and contract actions, land use disputes, partnership disputes, labor law matters, bankruptcy matters, financial institutions related actions, environmental issues, arbitration issues, class action issues, federal statutory and constitutional issues, and other complex commercial disputes. Ms. Vogel practices both in state and federal appellate courts, in all aspects of the appellate process.

  • Super Lawyers, 2007-2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2017
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyer, 2010-2011
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego Community Service Award, 2006
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program's Distinguished Service Award for contributing more than 150 hours of legal services to the indigent community, 2002-2003
  • Finalist, San Diego Chargers Community Quarterback Award in recognition for her volunteer services, 2004
  • State Bar of California Wiley W. Manuel Award, 2002-2005

Reported Appellate Decisions

  • Ammerman v. Callender (2016) ___ Cal.App.4th ___
  • Lexin v. City of San Diego (2013) 222 Cal.App.4th 662
  • Choate v. Celite Corporation (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 1460
  • Ragland v. U.S. Bank N.A. (2012) 209 Cal.App.4th 147
  • Bell v. H.F. Cox, Inc. (2012) 209 Cal.App.4th 62
  • M&F Fishing, Inc. v. Sea-Pac Insurance Managers, Inc. (2012) 202 Cal.App.4th 1509
  • Harris v. Superior Court (Liberty Mutual Insurance Company) (2011) 53 Cal.4th 170
  • Boschma v. Home Loan Center, Inc. (2011) 198 Cal.App.4th 230
  • Citizens for Responsible Equitable Environmental Dev. v. City of San Diego (2011) 196 Cal.App.4th 515
  • Stockton Citizens for Sensible Planning v. City of Stockton (2010) 48 Cal.4th 481
  • Puentes v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. (2008) 160 Cal.App.4th 638
  • Ambriz v. Kelegian (2007) 146 Cal.App.4th 1519
  • Blum v. Superior Court (Copley Press, Inc.) (2006) 141 Cal.App.4th 418
  • NetBank, FSB v. Kipperman (In re Commercial Money Center, Inc.) (9th Cir. BAP Aug. 25, 2006) 350 B.R. 465
  • Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust v. City Council of City of San Marcos (2005) 132 Cal.App.4th 614
  • Fitz v. NCR Corporation (2004) 118 Cal.App.4th 702
  • D-Beam Ltd. Partnership v. Roller Derby Skates, Inc. (9th Cir. 2004) 366 F.3d 972
  • Buckhorn v. St. Jude Heritage Medical Group (2004) 121 Cal.App.4th 1401
  • Sneed v. Saenz (2004) 120 Cal.App.4th 1220
  • Padres L.P. v. Henderson (2003) 114 Cal.App.4th 495
  • Vallely Investments, L.P. v. BancAmerica Commercial Corporation (2001) 88 Cal.App.4th 816
  • Cooper v. Westbrook Torrey Hills (2000) 81 Cal.App.4th 1294
  • Goehring v. Superior Court (Bernier) (1998) 62 Cal.App.4th 894
  • Naftzger v. American Numismatic Society (1996) 42 Cal.App.4th 421
  • Parker v. Bain (9th Cir. 1995) 68 F.3d 1131
  • Dilley v. Gunn (9th Cir. 1995) 64 F.3d 1365

Articles

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Panelist, MCLE presentation on Standards of Review, presented to the San Diego Bar
  • Speaker, MCLE course on Basic Appellate Practice, presented to the Eighth Annual Pacific Union Adventist Attorneys Conference
  • Co-Panelist, MCLE presentation in-house on Preserving the Record for Appeal: Top Ten Mistakes
  • Member, Litigation Section, California Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation Section, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Appellate Courts Committee, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Founding Co-editor, San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report
  • Co-Chair, Women's Resource Fair Task Force, 2001 to 2004, and also from 2005 to 2006
  • Christ Church Day School, School Board President, 2007 - 2010
  • Team Coach for The Bishop's School, San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition, 2008 - present