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Karman Guadagni - San Francisco, CA

870 Market StreetSuite 1285 San Francisco, CA 94102

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Updated: 12/15/2023

San Francisco Elder Law Lawyer


Karman Guadagni is the Managing Partner at Stebner Gertler Guadagni & Kawamoto. Her practice primarily focuses on institutional elder abuse litigation, with an emphasis on litigating cases involving pressure ulcers, falls, sexual abuse and other serious injury and death cases against residential care facilities for the elderly and nursing homes throughout California...

About Karman Guadagni

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Women's Caucus (Member)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyer's Division (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Member)
  • Queen's Bench (Member)
  • Work/Life Balance and Employment Committee at Queen's Bench (Co-Chair)
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, 2023 - Present (Lawyer Referral Service Advisory Committee)

Classes and Seminars

  • Stanford Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop on Depositions - 2015, 2016

Past Positions

  • Levy, Ram & Olson, San Francisco, California, Law Clerk, 2008
  • First Amendment Project, Oakland, California, Intern, 2007
  • Women's Initiative, San Francisco, California, Volunteer Writer, 2005
  • Eugene Weekly, Eugene, Oregon, Freelance Writer, 2004
  • Eugene Weekly, Eugene, Oregon, Editorial Intern, 2003 - 2004


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 2009
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2003
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    Honors: Golden Key Society
    Honors: Kappa Tau Alpha
    Honors: National Society of Collegiate Honors
    Honors: Dean's Scholar
    Major: Journalism
    Minor: Spanish


Published Works

  • "Understanding Residential Care Facilities", Chapter Four, California Elder Law Litigation: An Advocate's Guide (Co-Author), Continuing Education of the Bar, California 2023
  • "Understanding Residential Care Facilities", Chapter Four, California Elder Law Litigation: An Advocate's Guide (Co-Author) Continuing Education of the Bar, California 2022
  • Behind the curtain in California’s six-bed residential care facilities for the elderly, Forum Magazine, May-June, 2022
  • The intersections of elder abuse and the Unruh Civil Rights Act, Forum Magazine, November-December, 2019
  • Elders in the Inferno, Forum Magazine, May-June, 2019
  • What's the Point, Forum Magazine, May-June, 2019
  • "Know the Score", Trial Magazine, December, 2017
  • Picking your battles – Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Homes, Forum Magazine, May-June, 2016
  • Follow the Money Trail - Holding Corporate Owners of RCFEs Directly Liable as Licensees, Legal Network News, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, Fall, 2013

Office Information


870 Market StreetSuite 1285 San Francisco, CA 94102


  • 415-362-9801


Other Sources of Feedback About Karman Guadagni

Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Karman Guadagni on Super Lawyers


  • Distinguished Female Attorney of the Year – SFTLA, 2019
  • Rising Star - Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2017
  • 2022 Super Lawyer

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