Caroline Herter


Caroline Herter is a litigation attorney at the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.  Caroline focuses her practice on consumer class actions, mass torts, and white-collar commercial litigation in state and federal courts nationwide.  She has gained valuable experience representing individuals and businesses to hold wrongdoers accountable through claims involving personal injury, wrongful death, consumer fraud, products liability, breach of fiduciary duty, civil theft/conversion, corporate veil-piercing, fraudulent transfer, tortious interference, False Claims Act violations, and the like.

Before joining KO, Caroline worked at a boutique law firm in Miami where she represented plaintiffs in matters involving creditor’s rights, insolvency, and asset recovery.  She now applies this experience throughout her practice at KO, often combining equitable remedies with legal claims to ensure the best chance of recovery for her clients.

Notable cases that Caroline has been involved in include In Re: Champlain Towers South Collapse Litigation, where she was a member of the team serving as lead counsel for the families of the 98 individuals who lost their lives in the tragic condominium collapse.  The case resulted in over $1 billion recovered for class members, the second-largest settlement in Florida history.  She also co-authored a successful petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in Olhausen v. Arriva Medical, LLC et al., a False Claims Act case involving the standard for determining a defendant’s scienter, which led the high Court to reverse the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal’s earlier ruling against her client.

Caroline earned her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, summa cum laude, where she received awards for the highest grade in multiple courses.  During law school Caroline was an editor of the University of Miami Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board.

Outside of her law practice, Caroline serves on the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization Americans for Immigrant Justice.