Stanley E. Karon


For 50 years, Stan has helped personal injury victims and their families in product liability and wrongful death litigation against consumer- and commercial-product manufacturers involving defectively designed and manufactured products, failure to warn, breach of warranty, negligent and intentional misrepresentation, and regulatory rule violations. His nationwide practice emphasizes gas explosions resulting from unsafe gas appliances and gas suppliers’ unsafe gas-delivery practices. His practice also involves commercial trucking accidents, including punitive damage claims resulting from violation of Department of Transportation hours-of-service regulations; auto accident litigation; and premises liability claims. He has been lead counsel in product liability and wrongful death cases in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. His appellate practice has created new claims for consumers, and he routinely lectures and writes on trial skills and trial technique.


J.D., 1961, University of Minnesota Law School (cum laude)

B.B.A. 1958, University of Minnesota


  • Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


Karon Trial Law, P.A.

  • Principal

Karon Jepsen & Daly

  • Senior Partner

Robins Kaplan LLP (f/k/a Robins Davis & Lyons)

  • Partner


Past President, Minnesota Association for Justice

Past Board of Governors Member, American Association for Justice

  • LP Gas Explosion Litigation Group
  • Product Liability Section

Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Minnesota State Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association


Use of Standards in Proving a Product Liability Case

How to Enhance Damage Awards in Personal Injury Cases by Emphasizing Mental and Emotional Anguish

Proof of Failure to Warn in Product Liability Actions: Application of the Consumer Product Safety Act

Effective Closing Arguments

How to Prove Lost Wages and Lost Earning Capacity

Developing Evidence of Damage in Personal Injury Actions

Expert Testimony: Rule of Admissibility

Dealing with Common Defense Strategies During Discovery in Product Liability Cases (or How Not to Get Buried)

Choice of Law in Product Liability Cases—Overcoming Archaic or Modern Tort Reform Obstacles to Justice

How to Investigate Gas Explosions

Innovative Methods of Establishing Retailer Liability for Defective Products

Product Liability: The Forgotten Defendant (Dealers’ Responsibility)

Gas Water Heater Safety: Investigation Techniques and Theories of Culpability for the Plaintiffs’ Attorney

Product Liability: Winning Strategies in Proving Fault

Anatomy of the Half-Million-Dollar Soft Tissue Award

Quantifying Pain and Suffering: An Innovative Technique for Expressing Pain in Personal Injury Cases

Liquid Propane Gas Odor—The Warning Agent That Doesn’t Work

Maximizing Personal Injury Settlements: The Role of the Professional Nurse/Legal Assistant

Exposing Your Defendant’s Past: Admissibility of Prior Claims in Products Litigation

Hot Water Heater Heartbreak: Gas Heater Explosions

The Changing Face of Product Liability—Current Investigation Techniques

Gas Explosions: Causes and Remedies

Product Liability: Is This an Appropriate Case to Sue?

Gas Explosions and Investigation—Whom Can You Trust?

Techniques for Proving Product Defect and Cause and Origin

700 W. St. Clair Ave. Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44113

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