Karen Speiser Sanner, J.D.
Legal Research & Writing I and II, Electronic Discovery, Evidence & Advocacy, Moot Court I, Pre-Trial Civil Litigation Drafting, Insurance Law in Litigation Practice, Trial Advocacy
Karen Speiser Sanner is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law where she was the lead articles editor of the Journal of Dispute Resolution. While in law school, Sanner completed internships with Judge John C. Holstein of the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office under former Attorney General and current Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon.
- Appellate Practice
- Electronic Discovery/Legal Technology
- Insurance Law
- Legal Research & Writing
- Trial Practice
- Workers Compensation Law
Community Work and Service
Following her graduation in 1994, Sanner worked as an assistant attorney general for
the State of Missouri representing the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Second
Injury Fund, and the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund. In 1997, she joined Brinker
& Doyen, L.L.P. in St. Louis where she practiced civil litigation and workers’ compensation
defense. Her practice included representing insurers, third party administrators,
and health care providers in Missouri state, federal, and administrative courts as
well as the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Since joining SLU Law in 2010, Professor Sanner's teaching focuses on legal skills courses including legal research and writing, trial practice, and appellate practice. She also focuses on the intersection between litigation practice and advancing legal technologies.