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Joseph Stuart Karp

Joseph Stuart Karp

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate

About Me

My goal is to help clients achieve peace of mind. With offices in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Port St. Lucie, I  assist South Florida residents and families in the areas of Elder Law; Securing Medicaid benefits and Veterans benefits to help cover nursing home, assisted living, and home care expenses; Estate Planning;  Probate; Trusts and Wills; Asset Preservation, Trust Administration; Powers of Attorney; Disability Planning; and Tax Planning. Clients rely on The Karp Law Firm for help with some of life's most important decisions. It is an honor to be entrusted with this responsibility, and we treat every client with the same compassion and respect we want for ourselves and our own families. Please call us for a consultation.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Elder Law: 40%
    22 years
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    22 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    22 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Brian Matthew Moskowitz

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Brian Moskowitz Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald G. Greening

    I have been fortunate to know Joseph for many years through the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys. He has unfailingly been an excellent resource to me and our group, and I encourage anyone in the South Florida with an interest in estate planning to visit Mr. Karp (or his very informative blog!).


    Ronald Greening Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Karp Law Firm, P.A.

2875 PGA. Blvd
Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410-2910

2500 Quantum Lakes Drive
Suite 203
Boynton Beach, FL, 33426

1100 SW St Lucie West Blvd.
Suite 102
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34986



FLMember in Good Standing197705/07/2015
NYCurrently registered 197503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale Hubbell2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Lifetime Legacy FellowAmerican Red Cross2008
Certified Elder Law AttorneyFlorida Bar1998
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation1997
Award for Meritorious Service to the PublicFlorida Bar1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderThe Karp Law Firm, P.A.1989 - Present
PartnerBernstein, Narkier, Monchick & Karp1982 - 1989

Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Florida BarAlternative Dispute Resolution Section2012 - Present
Florida Supreme CourtFlorida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator2012 - Present
U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsV.A. Accredited Attorney2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law SectionChairman, Financial Products Committee2009 - 2010
Florida Bar, Grievance Committe E Palm Beach CountyMember2008 - 2010
American Association Trust, Estate Planning & Elder Law AttorneysPast President, Charter Member2004 - Present
Florida BarMember1977 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMemberN/A
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Martin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Alzheimer's Association, Southeast Florida ChapterBoard Member, Former Vice-ChairN/A
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Florida chapter)MemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalPoor on Paper: An Overview of the Ethics and Morality of Medicaid Planning2005

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolN/Alaw1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
US Submarine Veterans meetingV.A. Benefits2012
Retired Public Employees Association of New YorkChanges in FL Law 2012 and 20132012
Jewish War VeteransV.A. Benefits2012
FL Association of Women LawyersLegal Updates2012
Alzheimer's Assoc. Support GroupLegal Issues relating to early stage Alzheimer's Disease2012
Rotary Club Royal Palm BeachMedicaid Reform2011
Alzheimer's Alliance Educational ConferenceV.A. Benefits for Long-Term Care2011
Natl Assoc. of Retired Federal EmployeesEstate Planning & Elder Law2010
Florida Bar Elder Law SectionFinancial Products for the Elderly2010
Florida Bar - Family Law Certification CourseElder Law2010
St Marys Hospital Memory Disorder Center Caregiver Appreciation EventPanelist2009