Karina Shreefer is a nationally and internationally recognized attorney specializing in transnational litigation procedures with a particular emphasis on service of process and evidence-taking abroad. Ms. Shreefer has been advising US attorneys and law firms since 2004 on the intricacies of international civil procedure and has overseen successful service on over a thousand defendants.

Ms. Shreefer has successfully served thousands of defendants abroad pursuant to the Hague Service Convention, Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol, and other statutes and rules.

The US Department of State invited Ms. Shreefer to act as its Private Sector Advisor to the US Delegation to the Hague Conference in the Netherlands in May 2014. During a week at the Peace Palace in the Hague, delegates and State representatives from around the world formed a Special Commission to discuss and improve the operation of the Hague Evidence, Service, and Apostille Conventions.

In 2014 Ms. Shreefer co-authored a chapter on service of process in Mexico for inclusion in the multi-volume treatise “Litigating Truck Accident Cases” published by West. She testified before the New York Supreme Court regarding service of process in Taiwan in June 2015 and before a Marathon County, Wisconsin Court in Fall 2009.

Ms. Shreefer is a frequent presenter and moderator at CLE programs and other professional conferences.

Professional Memberships and Volunteer Activities

  • Co-Chair, International Practice Section, American Association for Justice, July 2016 – July 2018.
  • Member of Kansas Bar Association, American Association for Justice, National Association of Professional Process Servers. Member of Board of Directors, American Stroke Foundation.
  • Graduate of University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!), BA in French, JD. CALI Award for highest grade in Contracts. Earned Diplôme d’Études Françaises from l’Université d’Orléans in Orléans, France.