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Karen M. Shimonsky
PARTNER
Contact:
Tampa Office
1410 N. Westshore Boulevard, Suite 200
Tampa, Florida 3607
Telephone: (813) 286-8818
Facsimile: (813) 286-9998
E-mail: karen.shimonsky@qpwblaw.com

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Karen M. Shimonsky is a partner who handles cases in Florida and Colorado for Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Ms. Shimonsky practices as both an appellate attorney and litigator. In the appellate capacity, Ms. Shimonsky provides both traditional appellate services and trial support services, including assisting with complex motion practice in high exposure cases. Ms. Shimonsky also devotes time to handling the defense of personal injury, medical malpractice, professional liability, nursing home, products liability, bad faith claims and coverage disputes at the trial level. 

Prior to rejoining QPWB in 2016, Ms. Shimonsky practiced as an associate with a Tampa insurance defense law firm focusing on the defense of  long-term care, medical malpractice, and products liability cases and handling appellate matters. Ms. Shimonsky began private practice in 2011 as an associate at QPWB. 

Ms. Shimonsky received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Fla., in May 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida in 2008.  

Ms. Shimonsky is licensed to practice law in Florida and Colorado, and is an active member of both the Florida and Colorado Bars. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Ms. Shimonsky is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and its Section on Appellate Practice, the Hillsborough County Association of Women Lawyers, the Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Woman’s Bar Association. 

The following is a partial list of published appellate decisions Ms. Shimonsky has assisted with: 

Arbitration Agreements 

Florida Holdings III, LLC v. Duerst ex. rel. Duerst, 198 So. 3d 834 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016). 

Rockledge NH, LLC, v. Miley by and through Miley, 2019 So. 3d 246 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017). 

Premises Liability 

Arp. V. Waterway East Ass’n, 217 So. 3d 117 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017). 

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Thornton, 241 So. 3d 867 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018). 

 
Contact: Tampa Office
1410 N. Westshore Boulevard, Suite 200
Tampa, Florida 3607
Telephone: (813) 286-8818
Facsimile: (813) 286-9998
E-mail: karen.shimonsky@qpwblaw.com

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Areas of Practice:

  • General Litigation
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Nursing Homes
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice Defense
Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D. (2011)
  • University of Florida, B.S. (2008)
Bar Admissions Florida, Colorado








Karen M. Shimonsky is a partner who handles cases in Florida and Colorado for Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Ms. Shimonsky practices as both an appellate attorney and litigator. In the appellate capacity, Ms. Shimonsky provides both traditional appellate services and trial support services, including assisting with complex motion practice in high exposure cases. Ms. Shimonsky also devotes time to handling the defense of personal injury, medical malpractice, professional liability, nursing home, products liability, bad faith claims and coverage disputes at the trial level. 

Prior to rejoining QPWB in 2016, Ms. Shimonsky practiced as an associate with a Tampa insurance defense law firm focusing on the defense of  long-term care, medical malpractice, and products liability cases and handling appellate matters. Ms. Shimonsky began private practice in 2011 as an associate at QPWB. 

Ms. Shimonsky received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Fla., in May 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida in 2008.  

Ms. Shimonsky is licensed to practice law in Florida and Colorado, and is an active member of both the Florida and Colorado Bars. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Ms. Shimonsky is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and its Section on Appellate Practice, the Hillsborough County Association of Women Lawyers, the Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Woman’s Bar Association. 

The following is a partial list of published appellate decisions Ms. Shimonsky has assisted with: 

Arbitration Agreements 

Florida Holdings III, LLC v. Duerst ex. rel. Duerst, 198 So. 3d 834 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016). 

Rockledge NH, LLC, v. Miley by and through Miley, 2019 So. 3d 246 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017). 

Premises Liability 

Arp. V. Waterway East Ass’n, 217 So. 3d 117 (Fla. 4th DCA 2017). 

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Thornton, 241 So. 3d 867 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018).