Karin A. Middleton


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Karin A. Middleton

With fourteen years of complex civil litigation experience in both State and Federal courts, Karin A. Middleton leads the Baudino Litigation Team.  Her practice includes successfully mediating cases for her clients, as well as trying numerous cases to verdict in both State and Federal courts across the state of Georgia.  In addition, Kari’s practice includes appellate work in both the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Georgia Court of Appeals where she has been responsible for both briefing the issues presented to the courts as well as oral argument.

Kari’s practice currently focuses on defending healthcare     clients in various types of litigation, including civil, employment law, government regulatory and Antitrust matters.  Additionally, her experience as a litigator is extended to our healthcare clients as she counsels on employment law matters, transactional matters encompassing strategic planning and regulatory compliance, as well as various corporate matters in an effort to minimize their litigation exposure.   

Kari believes in a professional, results-oriented, cost effective approach to serving her clients’ needs.  Based on her extensive experience in trial work involving various areas of law that affect the daily operations of healthcare organizations, Kari adds value to our healthcare clients’ businesses and litigation needs.

RECENT REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Led litigation team that successfully defended Antitrust case against a hospital client that was dismissed by the District Court, now vigorously defending on appeal against plaintiff’s claims.
  • Co-led litigation team that successfully defended Qui Tam case on behalf of a health system client in which the Office of Inspector General declined to intervene after a lengthy investigation and review of critical key evidence produced by the firm. 

CAREER EXPERIENCE

  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Healthcare Regulatory Compliance
  • Employment Law
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice

EDUCATION

  Georgia State University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia (J.D., 1995)

  Law Review (1993-1995)
          Co-Legislation Editor, 1994-1995 

  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (B.A., 1992)

MEMBERSHIPS

  American Bar Association
          Antitrust Law Section
          Health Law Section
          Litigation Section
          Tort & Insurance Practice Section

  American Health Lawyers Association
          Antitrust Law Section
          Fraud & Abuse Section
          Hospitals & Health Systems Section
          Health Information & Technology Section

  Dougherty County Bar Association

  Georgia State Bar Association

HONORS

Southwest Georgia’s 40 Under 40  Recognition, Albany Herald, 2009

COMMUNITY

Easter Seals of Southwest Georgia, Board Member, 2006-present

Willson Hospice House, Torch Society Committee Member 2006-2009

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
          Vestry, 2008-present
          Finance Committee, 2007-present
          Planned Giving Committee, 2007-present

Leadership Georgia
          Graduate, 2007
          Alumni Trustee Couple, 2008

Lily Pad SANE, Board Member, 2006-2007

ALL-GA, Board Member, 2006-2008