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Melissa Karp

Foreclosure Attorney at Venice, FL

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Melissa Karp Elsbree

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Melissa Karp Elsbree has lived in Sarasota since she was 7 years old. After graduating high school, she attended The American University in Washington, D.C., obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1983. Melissa subsequently earned her J.D. degree from Florida State University College of Law in December of 1990, immediately began her law practice in her hometown of Sarasota, and has practiced exclusively in Sarasota since that time.


Formerly a partner of Karp & Karp, P.A., Melissa has longstanding experience in handling complex civil litigation matters, concentrated primarily in the areas of mortgage foreclosure defense, breach of contract matters, consumer protection advocacy and personal injury litigation.


Melissa Karp Law
871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Suite 230
Venice, FL, 34285

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Posted by David | May 5, 2016
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Melissa Karp, Esq, Family Law
I reached out to Ms. Karp for assistance in a Marriage Dissolution (Divorce). Her initial assistance was pro bono where she pointed me in the right direction for things I could do myself. Later, when we found out it could take ~120 days for my case to get in front of a judge, she then provided excellent support to get on a court schedule within a couple of weeks. During that time she provided invaluable assistance identifying forms that were required. The entire hearing went as smooth as could be expected thru her highly professional leadership. Additionally, she provided leadership in executing a Quit Claim Deed, which also went quite smoothly. I found Ms. Karp by performing a Google search of Family Law attorney's. It was my good fortune that she was available to assist me in these regards.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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She ended my nightmare!
Melissa negotiated a settlement in my long running divorce battle in a matter of weeks. Something no one was able to do, I wish I would have had her from the beginning as this would have been resolved months ago. Melissa is very professional and accessible. I highly recommend her for any of your legal needs!
Posted by Kimberly | August 17, 2015
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Melissa Karp is personable and very dedicated to her clients
Attorney Melissa Karp is currently litigating a Foreclosure on my behalf. When my ex-husband abandoned me and our daughter, I was unable to manage the mountain of debt I was left with. Melissa came to my rescue. She helped me create a strategy to get me back on track and I am forever grateful for her expertise and guidance.
Posted by nora | August 14, 2015
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Melissa has helped greatly in keeping our stress levels way down during this whole proses . By keeping us informed on what will happen next and when it will happen . She makes you feel very comfortable in asking her anything and that she is there for you , working in your behalf . We're totally glad that we chose her for our attorney and she is just great .
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Posted by Curt | August 13, 2015
Glad we found Melissa Karp!
My wife and I needed help navigating a foreclosure mess. Even though our situation is complicated Melissa has navigated the issues with ease. Her experience is a plus and her communication has been outstanding. She always returns phone calls or emails, even with her busy schedule. Melissa quickly identified errors and held the bank accountable. We couldn't be more pleased with Melissa. Recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2009
Best ever!
Most helpful lawyer.Amazing skills,great talent.Helped me so much.My daughter and I had gotten in a car crash,thanks to Melissa things turned out alright.Hiring her is one of the best moves you can make.She even also does wills and documents for people.And is a foreclosure lawyer.She has just great skills I was awed by her technique and her knowledge for this category of lawyering.
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Posted by Tamara | September 7, 2017
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Took my $3,000 and will not reply to me
I was in the middle of a divorce and going through foreclosure on my home. I hired her via her rep Dena Tribbett, who was referred via a friend and paid the $3,000 fee. I informed them that I wanted a short sale (I guessed) and I was not made aware that I had the option to do a loan modification on the home. I have now completed the loan modification paperwork with my lender and the 3 trial payments. I have reached out to them to refund my money and they will not respond. I even told them to take out what fees they needed for the emails and 1 phone call that I was given. No answer.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Karp Law
  • 2015 - Present


  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1990


  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1991 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Venice Foreclosure Lawyer Melissa Karp
Melissa Karp
Foreclosure Attorney
Venice, FL
Licensed for 32 years