Elisa R. Karnis

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Elisa R. Karnis

Of Counsel


New York

Tel (212) 643-0200

Fax (212) 643-0222


Elisa R. Karnis is Of Counsel to the Firm in the Midtown Manhattan and New Haven offices of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She has over 10 years of litigation experience in the areas of dental and medical malpractice, architect and engineering malpractice and personal injury litigation. She began her career as a claims trainee at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. She worked for several major insurance carriers before, during and after law school, as a senior claims representative and claims manager. Elisa has extensive claims handling and claims management experience in the areas of general liability, automobile liability and construction law.

Elisa earned her J.D., cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law and her B.S. in Biology from Cornell University.

She is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

She provides pro bono legal services to individuals seeking assistance in matters involving matrimonial law and consumer credit issues.

Prior to joining Rawle & Henderson LLP, Elisa was an attorney for a New York City-based firm focusing on medical and dental liability.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut


St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Cornell University, B.S., Biology

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association