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Karla Cottis Baer

Karla Cottis Baer

San Diego
402 West Broadway
Suite 1850
San Diego, CA 92101
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Karla Cottis Baer is a member of the firm’s Transportation Law, Fire Litigation and Product Liability Practice Groups. Karla defends cases related to catastrophic personal injury, trucking & transportation and product liability matters.

Her clients include national and regional trucking companies, Fortune 500 companies, product manufacturers, retailers and hospitality companies, as well as businesses and individuals.

Karla provides legal services through all phases of litigation in California state and federal courts including drafting pleadings and discovery, taking and defending depositions, negotiating settlements and trial preparation.  She enjoys collaborating with her clients through the life of a case to devise the most successful, efficient and effective case strategies possible.

Prior to joining Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP, and in addition to her legal work, Karla spent a number of years working in philanthropy with two major Los Angeles Foundations. While working in that capacity, she assessed the viability and operations of numerous nonprofits in a number of program areas, such as homelessness, education /charter schools, and the Child Welfare system.

When she is not working, Karla can be found at the beach with her husband and daughter, and their poodle, “Cottonball.”


University of San Diego School of Law (JD, 2000)

University of Southern California (BA)

California State Courts
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL)