Karen Clouse has counseled physicians, hospitals and attorneys throughout central and southeastern Ohio. In that role, she represents physicians and hospitals at all stages of a medical negligence claim, from investigation, through depositions, and trial, with almost four decades of experience of the courtroom, defending her clients in jury trials. In addition, Karen is an experienced appellate attorney, having argued cases before appellate courts throughout the state of Ohio as well as the Ohio Supreme Court and West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. She also provides a variety of other litigation support services to hospitals and physicians throughout the state, with her goal always to meet the personal and professional needs of her clients while providing excellent legal representation.

Industries & Practices


The Ohio State University, J.D., summa cum laude (1986); Order of the Coif

Capital University, B.A., summa cum laude (1983)


Multiple Sclerosis Society Hope Award (2022)

Professional Activities

Member, Community Engagement Committee, Buckeye Chapter of the MS Society

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Trustee, Livingston United Methodist Church

Member, Ohio State Bar Association

Member, West Virginia State Bar Association

Volunteer, Columbus Legal Aid Society, pro bono (2016–2017)



Presentations & Publications

Karen Clouse, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Karen L. Clouse

Of Counsel
  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • State of Ohio (1986)
  • State of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
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