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Leonard Karp

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Mr. Karp practices in the area of domestic relations law. Mr. Karp focuses his practice on representing high net-worth individuals involved in complex marriage dissolution actions. Many of Mr. Karp's cases involve the division of valuable businesses and real estate that are owned by the marital community and must be divided between spouses. Mr. Karp has extensive experience working with accountants, business lawyers, and experts in both valuing and dividing assets.

Mr. Karp also is a highly respected mediator for those spouses who seek to resolve issues without litigation at all or to end pending litigation.

Practice Areas:
Divorce and Family Law; Child Support; Child Custody

Education:
The University of Arizona, J.D.

Admissions:
Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships:
Pima County (Member, Medical-Legal Panel) and American (Chairman, Family Law Section, Marital Tort Committee; Faculty, Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute) Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona (Member, Section on Family Law and Litigation; Fellow); Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (Past Member); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Past Member); Arizona College of Trial Advocacy (Member); Practicing Law Institute; American Judicature Society; North American Municipal Judges Association; North American Judges Association. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Member; Board of Governors); American College of Family Trial Lawyers (Diplomate).

Biography:
Blue Key. Member, Editorial Board, Arizona Law Review. Listed in Best Lawyers in America under Family Law. Author: "Domestic Torts: Family Violence, Conflict, and Sexual Abuse," West Publishing Co., 1989 (Supp. 2000); "Liability of the Community for Alimony from a Prior Marriage," 7 Az. Law Review 87, 1965; "Torts-Motorist's Duty as to Cross Traffic," (Davis V. Weber, 1963), 6 Ariz. Law Review 170, 1964; "Sexual Domestic Torts, Transmission of Contagious Diseases," American Law Journal, Winter 1987; "Spousal Tort Litigation," Divorce Litigation, Vol. 1, No. 12, March 1990; "Domestic Torts," Fairshare, Vol. 10, No. 4, April 1990; "Adult Incest Survivors & Statute Of Limitations," Violence Update, 1992; "Beyond the Normal Ebb and Flow...Using Tort of Infliction of Emotional Distress As a Remedy for Domestic Violence," The Family Law Quarterly, Spring 1995; "Civil Relief for Victims of Uncivilized Behavior," The Family Advocate, Feb. 1995; "Spousal Infliction of Emotional Distress...Beyond the Normal Ebb and Flow of Married Life," Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fall 1995; "Practical Pointers Litigating Domestic Emotional Distress Claims," Fairshare, 1997; "The Violence Against Women Act and Its Impact on Domestic Torts," Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Spring 2000. Member, Editorial Board for Divorce Litigation. Consultant, The Family Law Reporter (BNA). Magistrate, Town of South Tucson. Acting Federal Commissioner. Judge Pro Tempore, Pima County Superior Court. Vice Chairman, Pima County Air Pollution Board. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Naifeh & Smith. Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association.

Press Release :
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Leonard Karp as the “Tucson Best Lawyers Family Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2012.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one's peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Leonard Karp on being selected as the ‘Tucson Best Lawyers Family Law Lawyer of the Year' for 2012.”

With warm regards,

Steve Naifeh
President
Best Lawyers

Who We Are

Karp & Weiss (KW) is a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated law firm, the highest possible rating. The named partners (Leonard Karp and Stephen M. Weiss) have been chosen by their peers to be listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, TUCSON'S BEST LAWYERS and SOUTHWEST SUPER LAWYERS.

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