Karen E. Zimmermann

Karen E. Zimmermann


Attorney Karen E. Zimmermann is a recognized attorney with experience in practicing personal injury and workers’ compensation law. For Karen, being an attorney is grounded in her commitment to using her voice to achieve justice and compensation for those who have been injured or marginalized.

Karen joined Malman Law in 2023 following years of practice, where she specialized in workers’ compensation defense as well as personal injury and special education law. Throughout her career, Karen has obtained substantial settlements for her clients through both successful negotiations and trial victories.

Karen earned her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Chicago (UIC Law). While in law school, Karen was a committed and enthusiastic member of the legal community. She was active in the nationally ranked trial advocacy and moot court programs at John Marshall and held several positions on the Moot Court Executive Board, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Executive Board, and John Marshall Law Review. In keeping with her commitment to serve her law school community, Karen served as a teaching assistant and mentor through John Marshall’s Academic Achievement Program. Karen further served her local community as a pro bono advocate at the Chicago Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, where she utilized her 711 license to obtain orders of protection and other services for survivors of domestic violence. Karen also interned with Equip for Equality through the Public Interest Law Initiative program and as a law clerk to the Honorable United States District Judge Robert W. Gettleman. Prior to obtaining her Juris Doctor, Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and obtained her K-12 Special Education teaching licensure. Karen worked at various nonprofits throughout the Chicagoland area prior to attending law school.

Karen currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and running along the lakefront with her Australian Shepherd, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family. She actively participates in her community and volunteers with local nonprofits, including the Riverside Foundation and Rainbow Therapy.

Practice Areas

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury


  • Juris Doctor, The John Marshall Law School (University of Illinois Chicago), 2016
  • B.S. Special Education K-12, Educational Psychology, Miami University, 2012

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
Karen Zimmermann

Phone: (312) 629-0099

Fax: 312-629-1188

Location: 205 W. Randolph St.,Suite 1700
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Email: kzimmermann@malmanlaw.com