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General Info

Email: kdougherty@wickersmith.com
Direct: (602)648-2243
Languages: English, French
Offices: Phoenix


Karen Dougherty is an associate in the Phoenix office of Wicker Smith where she focuses her practice on civil litigation, commercial litigation, contracts, copyright & trademark, corporate, healthcare, nursing home, medical malpractice and administrative law matters.

Ms. Dougherty graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona where she obtained her bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Entrepreneurship along with a minor in Pre-Law in 2012. She continued her studies at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where she earned a joint Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration in 2015. While in law school, Ms. Dougherty served as the Fundraising Chair for the Women Law Students’ Association and an editor on the Law Journal for Social Justice. Prior to joining Wicker Smith, she handled contracts for an international manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics based in Phoenix. Ms. Dougherty then practiced at a local civil litigation firm where she focused on medical malpractice matters.

Ms. Dougherty is admitted to practice in the State of Arizona and is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona. She is fluent in French and enjoys cycling, hiking and traveling.


  • Arizona State University, J.D., 2015
  • Arizona State University, M.B.A, 2015
  • University of Arizona, B.S., summa cum laude, 2012


  • 2018, U.S District Court of Arizona
  • 2015, State Bar of Arizona

Professional Affiliations


  • Summa Cum Laude, B.S.
  • Dean’s List (2008-2012)