Our Team

Have you or a loved one been injured? Let the experts at Karns & Karns recover what you deserve.

Karns & Karns is dedicated to helping victims receive just compensation for their traumatic injuries. Professional, trustworthy, and aggressive, the lawyers at Karns & Karns believe that when the wrongful conduct of others harms the community, there must be compensation for the victims. Just compensation for injured victims never comes without a fight. Simply put, Karns & Karns specializes in that fight. We help clients throughout California with personal injury cases related to:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Uber/Lyft Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

With more than 65 years of combined legal experience, the personal injury lawyers at Karns & Karns know how to manage personal injury claims. We understand how devastating accidents and injuries are to your entire family. Our goal is to protect your legal rights and get you the compensation you and your family deserves.

Meet Our Attorneys

Bill Karns

Bill Karns specializes in litigating major personal injury cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, wrongful death, premises accidents, slip and fall accidents, unsafe products, unsafe medical devices, bad drugs, construction site accidents, pedestrian accidents, boat accidents, insurance bad faith, and traumatic brain injury. He has also litigated cases involving breach of contract, fraud, and other business torts.

Bill is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). He was selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Bill has been selected as a SuperLawyer every year since 2014. Bill received the Presidential Award of Merit and the New Lawyers Division Chair Award of Merit in 2012 from CAOC.

Bill is a member of the CAALA Board of Governors and has served on the Board of Directors for CAOC. Bill has been a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Irish American Lawyers Association, and the Italian American Lawyers Association.

Bill is actively involved in all his professional memberships. He serves on CAALA’s Education Committee. He was the CAALA Government Relations Chair, responsible for electing pro-consumer candidates to public office. He served on the Board of Directors for the Italian American Lawyers Association. He has also served on the Barristers Executive Committee, and as the liaison to the LACBA Litigation Section. In 2010, Bill was appointed to LACBA’s Judicial Election Evaluation Committee responsible for rating Superior Court Judges running for office.

Bill is a zealous champion for the legal profession, and dedicates his time to educating his fellow pro-consumer trial lawyers to better serve their communities. He has had several of his scholarly articles published in CAALA’s Advocate magazine, and is frequently asked to lecture other lawyers on personal injury trial practice and strategy.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bill graduated from the University of Southern California and received his law degree from Loyola University School of Law.

Michael Karns

Mike brings a unique background to Karns & Karns. He spent more than a decade advising successful rapid-growth companies in both Silicon Valley and Los Angeles in matters including human resources law, licensing law, copyright and trademark law, workers compensation, real estate law, and international business and tax law.

Mike was a Deputy City Attorney in San Francisco and a member of the Code Enforcement team, where he specialized in coordinating the efforts of the Building, Health, Planning, Public Works, Fire, and Police Departments to identify and respond effectively to health and safety threats and other public nuisance issues in San Francisco’s neighborhoods. He also pursued and won additional remedies against violators through litigation.

Mike has represented numerous clients in recovering monetary compensation for personal injuries involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, unsafe products, construction site accidents, and pedestrian accidents, as well as business cases involving breach of contract and fraud.

Mike was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received his Bachelors of Arts in philosophy from Stanford University, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California Law School. He is admitted and qualified to practice law before the Courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Dartren McBratney

Darren is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice in California and Texas. Darren has extensive knowledge and experience in defending and prosecuting all types of civil cases, including catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, premises liability, burn cases and unsafe medical devices. He has also litigated cases involving intellectual property, landlord tenant and other real estate related disputes. He has a genuine desire to help his injured clients and achieve justice wherever he can. Darren’s clients and experience has allowed him to obtain over $20,000,000 in verdicts and settlements.

Darren knows how the defense lawyers and their insurance companies work, and he uses that knowledge to the benefit of his clients. His hard work, communication and thirst to win has made him a relentless warrior. Darren has proven himself in the battles of litigation and prides himself on working with the injured and their families.

Darren was born in Indiana and raised in Indiana and Texas. Admitted to practice law in California and Texas. He is a member of the California and Texas Bar Associations.

Mia Hong

Mia brings a unique perspective to the Karns & Karns litigation team, having started her career as an insurance defense attorney. Mia represented some of the nation’s largest insurance carriers and understands how they value and litigate claims.  Today, Mia brings the fight to those same insurance companies on behalf of her clients, Plaintiffs who have been injured or damaged as the result of someone else’s negligence.

During law school, Mia had the opportunity to study abroad and work at the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea, where she worked with District Court Judges to prepare Korean cases for submission to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). While living in Korea, Mia attended Sungkyunkwan University Law School, focusing her studies on international business transactions.

Mia was born in South Korea and is fluent in Korean. She received her Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law in 2013 and is admitted to practice law in both California and Florida. Mia is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Korean American Bar Association.

Timothy Mitchell

Timothy Mitchell is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in Sylmar, California.  Since a young age, Timothy planned on becoming a trial attorney.  Even in high school, Timothy volunteered to work in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office as a clerk.  While his uncle studied for the bar, Timothy would evaluate the caselaw in the books.  As a kid, Timothy used to go watch his uncle work as a District Attorney in San Fernando.

Timothy received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California with his major in history, specializing in antiquities and the civil war.  Timothy received his Juris Doctorate from La Verne College of Law in 2004.  Timothy passed the bar exam on his first attempt, and immediately began his career as a litigation attorney.  Timothy became the managing attorney at a large Downtown Los Angeles litigation firm before joining the litigation team at Karns & Karns. 

Timothy has personally handled hundreds of litigation matters and supervised thousands more, across dozens of areas of law including medical malpractice, psychologist malpractice, premises liability, car collisions, motorcycle collisions, pedestrian collisions, boat collisions, train accidents, and bus collisions.  He has taken matters to trial and negotiated and settled cases with multi-million dollar values.

Timothy has represented clients with complaints against private citizens, corporations, and government entities, including police brutality matters, in both state and federal court.

Timothy is a zealous advocate for his clients and is admitted and qualified to practice in the State of California, the California Central District Court, the California Eastern District Court, and the California Court of Appeals.

Edgar Vera

Edgar Vera was born in Ensenada Mexico and emigrated to the United States in 1996 when he was 7 years old. He graduated California State University of Long Beach in 2011. Edgar put himself through college by working Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays as a manager of a McDonald’s in Long Beach. He also volunteered Friday mornings at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Edgar graduated with a 3.7 GPA with honors with a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Criminal Justice.

Edgar’s hard work paid off when he was accepted to Loyola Law School of Los Angeles on a full academic scholarship. While at Loyola Law School, Edgar excelled in trial advocacy, joining Loyola Law School’s prestigious Mock Trial Team, which ranked #4 among all the nation’s law schools at the time. Edgar graduated from Loyola Law School in 2015 and passed the July 2015 California Bar Exam.

Edgar entered the personal injury field when he was sworn in as an attorney on December 1, 2015. He has personally handled hundreds of cases involving: auto accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, medical malpractice, and dog bites. Edgar is both passionate and pragmatic when it comes to fighting for justice.

He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Edgar is a proud member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Mexican American Bar Association, and the Christian Legal Society.

Andre Lee

Andre was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and spent the first part of his life being raised by a single mother who worked hard to support him and his older sister. From that, he learned the value of hard work and what it means to push through adversity.

After high school, Andre joined the United States Air Force at 17 where he trained and served as a civil engineer. By working multiple jobs and saving money, Andre was able to get an undergraduate degree and attend law school. While attending law school, Andre obtained experience and training while working at one of the top personal injury law firms in Southern California where he gained tremendous experience in trial preparation. He is relentless when it comes to getting the job done and truly cares about getting justice for his clients.

Andre now works as an attorney at Karns & Karns, is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Langston Black Lawyers Association where he hopes to participate in community outreach programs to give back to a city that he was raised in.

Jesse Fruman

Jesse received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.  He is admitted and qualified to practice law in both California and Nevada.

Attorney Awards

Hear what others have said about us

Thank you so much for all the work everyone contributed to bringing my case to a successful conclusion. I am truly grateful to everyone.

Stephanie C.

Very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and always kept me up-to-date on what was going on with my case. Thank you Karns & Karns!
Jean B.

Most knowledgeable and helpful personal injury firm in town. The best.
James T.

I have used the lawyers at Karns & Karns on a number of legal matters over the years. Their skill and expertise is unmatched in my opinion. When my family was the victim of fraud, I turned to the lawyers at Karns & Karns. After a long litigation battle which eventually went to arbitration, I was awarded over $1,500,000.00. The lawyers at Karns & Karns were extremely prepared and I would recommend them to anyone.
John B.

I was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Bill Karns was with me every step of the way. Even though the other driver said the accident was my fault, I recovered over $1,300,000.00. Mr. Karns was professional, courteous, and skilled. I would recommend him and Karns & Karns to anyone involved in a major personal injury case.
Hank E.

After a horrible incident and life-changing event, Mike and Bill brought hope back into my life.
Mona L.

I was traumatically injured on the job by a negligent forklift driver. I reached out to Karns & Karns when I began to suspect that my other attorneys didn’t have the expertise to resolve a complicated case where the defendant, a massive organization, said I was at fault. I’m certainly glad I did. Bill and Mike treated me with respect, knew the law, and did exactly what was necessary to make the defendant accept responsibility for their bad acts. I recovered $1,000,000.00, and I have Karns & Karns to thank for that.

Ed B.

I can personally attest to the fact that Karns & Karns are perhaps the most responsive attorneys in California. To receive the sort of attention that I got from Mike and Bill is noteworthy.
Nelson A.

My experience with Karns & Karns is that they truly care. As a disabled veteran, I can’t ask for any better than two top gun lawyers whose main job is to get the best for me and my well-being.
Reginald R.