Karen P. Agelson is a partner in WFBM's Orange County office, and her primary practice focuses on environmental litigation and toxic torts.  Karen's experience includes multiple-party litigation involving exposure to asbestos, chemicals and other environmental toxins.  She has also litigated a number of hazardous waste claims, and is experienced in dealing with state and federal environmental regulations.  Karen has been involved in numerous trials, binding arbitrations, and mediations involving these types of claims.  She boasts a stellar trial record, having won four defense verdicts.  

In addition to her litigation and arbitration experience, Karen has nine years of teaching experience.

Law school achievements:  Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review (1998-2000)

Samples of Representative Trials and ADR

Cox v. Asbestos Corporation, Ltd., LASC Case BC409474, 2010, Defense verdict 

Behshid v. Asbestos Defendants
; Personal Injury/Asbestos Litigation, Defense verdict

Dean v. Asbestos Defendants, Wrongful Death/Asbestos Litigation, Defense verdict

Harris v. Asbestos Defendants, Personal Injury/Asbestos Litigation, Defense verdict

Contact Information
Email: kagelson@wfbm.com
T: 714.634.2522
F: 714.634.0686
University of Southern California
(B.A. 1979)

Mount Saint Mary's College (M.A. 1991)

Loyola Law School (J.D. 2000)
State Bar of California

American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association
California (2000)

United States District Court,
Central District

Areas of Practice
Environmental Law

Toxic Tort Litigation