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Kenneth Paul Carp

Administrative law Attorney at Bridgeton, MO

3.0   6 reviews

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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    40%
    Representation at Unemployment Compensation Appeal Hearings is something I am well respected for by judges, referees and clients. These hearings which determine whether unemployment benefits are paid impact an employer's tax rate, an employee's ability to receive benefits and can be a resource of information for those pursuing or defending employment based claims. Referrals are accepted from other attorneys.

    33 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    I have been representing individuals and families since 1991 and am very good at determining whether a bankruptcy is the right course of action. Many times, as in the cases of student loans, there are viable alternatives, and I make sure the client has the best opportunity to succeed. I understand the Chapter 7 Means Test amd have been successful with filings of higher wage earners.

    33 years, 500 cases

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate planning is more than planning on how to distribute you assets when you pass. It involves making sure that minor children are planned if their parents pass, that individuals due to age or disability are cared of during their life, and family businesses or family farms can continue to operate when someone passes. Over 24 years I have learned how to “hear” what clients are saying and then help them put plans into place that take care of family needs, taxes, and the distribution of assets.

    33 years, 400 cases

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Law are areas that I try to stand apart from other lawyers. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, PC we research and understand injuries and how they impact our clients. We are not afraid of filing suit and we are proud of our reputation of client satisfaction.

    33 years, 300 cases

As an attorney for 24 years and retired Lt. Colonel from the US Air Force I bring passion and commitment to my clients.  I have been referred to as the "Attorney For Life" because my clients can count on me to either personally meet their needs or recommend the right attorney who can.  At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, P.C., we believe in personal attention, solid representation and value.

 

Unemployment Appeal Hearings are an area of particular enjoyment for me.  I have represented clients throughout the United States and have been contacted by the newspaper the "Oregonian" for commentary as well as attorneys who need insight or support in the area of unemployment compensation law.  I probably average five hearings a weeks and my high success rate at the appeal level has contributed to my success with Appeals before the State Appellate Court.

 

Bankruptcy Law has been a focal point of my practice since 1991.  I am different than many of the attorneys who practice bankruptcy law. I do not advise the filing of a bankruptcy unless it is the best option for my client.  When it comes to the Chapter 7 Means Test we understand the intricacies of the test and have successful filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcies for higher income clients.  We successfully file chapter 13 plans for clients that get confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court.  Our goal is to provide clients the best opportunity to succeed.

 

Traffic, DWI and CDL Law is something we do well.  We know that not all lawyers are the same.  We do not just ask for a recommendation and move on.  We find the best defense and pursue that defense for our clients.  Not every arrest for a DWI warrants a client pleading guilty and we remain very aware of that.  CDL drivers and trucking companies have been a part of my law practice as well as my service as an Operations Manager for Frito-Lay where I managed a fleet of 125 trucks.  Livelihoods are maintained by a clean CDL and we represent CDL holders vigorously.

 

Estate Planning means more than writing a Last Will and Testament or Living Trust.  I pride myself of being able to understand what is emotionally important to a client before helping them making important decisions about their estate planning.  I have helped families with making sure children are taken care of as well as farm and business owners in their planning.  With me, you will experience compassion and knowledge.

 

Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Law are areas that I try to stand apart from other lawyers.  At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, PC we research and understand injuries and how they impact our clients.  We are not afraid of filing suit and we are proud of our reputation of client satisfaction. 

 

Recently the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the state lawyer licensing office asked the Presiding Judge to appoint as Trustee to close down the law office of an attorney who lost his license.  I look forward to offering a free consultation to prospective clients and earning the honor of being their "Lawyer For Life".

 

Licensed for 32 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 01/01/2023
State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 1991
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kenneth

Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, PC
12800 Boenker Ln
Bridgeton, MO, 63044

Reviews

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Posted by Alex | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, gets results!
When I had a hearing for my unemployment, I was stressed out knowing my former employer would be attending the hearing. After reading great reviews about him, I contacted Mr. Carp and he took control of everything. He let me know what to expect. I felt very prepared going in and we ended up winning! Mr. Carp is professional, great with communication and I'm proud to call him my attorney.
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Posted by Sheri | January 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unemployment Claim
If I ever need an attorney in the future I will continue to go to and refer to Mr. Kenneth Carp. He did an outstanding job for me when my former employer of over 12 years denied my unemployment claim. Mr. Carp is very knowledgable and provided me with great support and representation.
Posted by Chris | February 24, 2015
He goes above and beyond what I would normally expect when it comes to good customer service.
I hired Mr. Kenneth Carp to do some work for myself and my business. He is extremely knowledgeable on many facets of the law. He goes above and beyond what I would normally expect when it comes to good customer service. He's personable, caring and trustworthy. I feel confident that he is in my corner for any legal fight I may get into. I hold him in very high regard. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Foul Mouthed & Rude
I called this office for a free phone consultation regarding unemployment, as per his website and only made it a couple minutes into the conversation before being yelled at at cussed at (f's were flying). I hung up on him. Very ridiculous and unprofessional.
Response from Kenneth Carp August 22, 2019
This person was angry that she was fired for what the employer called misconduct. Although she was receiving benefits she was upset over what the employer did. I tried to understand what she was asking me and when I asked her to "slow down" as I could not understand what she was asking me, she barked that she was not going too fast. When I tried to tell her that I could not follow the story, she made it an argument about how she was not talking too fast. My inability to understand what her question was became her focus of attention. She accused the employer of jerking her around on her benefits hen in fact it was the state who identified the issues and ruled in her favor. She was getting her benefits and my only possible role is in securing benefits. Therefore there was nothing that could be done. She needed to vent, however there is no result better than her getting benefits. I am supposed to be empathetic but can not alter her termination and am not a sounding board for someone who does not have a legal issue nor is willing to explain her situation in a manner I can understand.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
His way or no way...
Any case that has something to do with death is an emotional one. When hired, it was believed that Mr. Carp would fight for our side. After the first court appearance, he dropped the case. Filed his removal the day after (with the courts) but didn't communicate that for some time to the actual client. He does not communicate well and will only continue your case if you make his life easier by saying "yes" to everything. Not wanting to say "yes" to everything was the very reason he was hired. The money spent to retain his services was a waste. Look for a better attorney!
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Response from Kenneth Carp July 23, 2018
It is very difficult to lose someone and it takes more a great effort and commitment to accept tragedy. Unfortunately the statutes are pretty clear and unforgiving. After four plus months, it was obvious that the desired results could not be obtained and that I would be taking this client’s money without the ability to achieve the desired results.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2013
Aggressive
I called on Mr. Carp for a ticket I needed to take care of. He made it nearly impossible to explain my situation because he cut me off in the middle of every sentence. He then gave me sixty seconds to explain my position to him and cut me off before the time was up. He raised his voice and chastised me and said some rather off-color remarks. His demeanor is very aggressive (even for a lawyer), which is as asset when he argues for a client; however, it is a detriment when he alienates his own clients.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, P.C.
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Central Missouri State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1981
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Associations

  • United States Tax Court
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • US Court of Military Appeals
  • N/A
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Judge
  • Constitution State Finals
  • 2011
  • Judge
  • Constitution State Finals
  • 2010
  • Judge
  • Constitution State Finals
  • 2009
  • Special Public Defender
  • The Missouri Bar
  • N/A
  • Hearing Officer (Judge)
  • City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office
  • N/A
  • Hearing Officer (Judge)
  • City of St. Louis Director of Personnel
  • N/A
  • Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
  • St. Charles Probate Court
  • N/A
  • Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
  • St. Charles Family Court
  • N/A
  • Court Appointed Trustee
  • Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel (OCDC)
  • N/A
  • Lt. Col., USAF (ret)
  • United States Air Force
  • N/A
  • Judge Advocate General (JAG)
  • United States Air Force
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Precedent
  • 2010
  • Missouri Bar Family Law CLE Deskbook
  • Cited Reviewer of the section on Taxation and the IRS
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Divorce Settlements From Start To Finish
  • Bankruptcy in Divorce
  • N/A
  • Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by-step Workshop
  • How bankruptcy Changes The Landscape
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  • Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices
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  • Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment
  • Collection Litigation and Motion Practice
  • N/A
  • Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment
  • Identifying Fraudulent Conveyances
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  • Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment
  • Asset Search and The Judgment Debtor Exam
  • N/A
  • Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment
  • Post Judgment Collection Strategies
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  • Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment
  • Collections Of Out-Of-State Debt
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  • Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment
  • Creditor Remedies Available In Bankruptcy
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  • Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment
  • Averting Potential Ethical Problems In Collections
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  • 11th Annual Family Law Conference
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosures & Divorce
  • N/A
  • Protesting and Appeal Of Real Property Assessments
  • Protesting and Appeal Of Real Property Assessments
  • N/A
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce
  • Divorce and Bankruptcy Domestic Support Obligations
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  • Lien Stripping Junior Mortgages
  • Lien Stripping Junior Mortgages
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
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"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is a very knowledgeable attorney in many areas of law, including bankruptcy. Ken is an excellent attorney."
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Bridgeton Administrative law Lawyer Kenneth Paul Carp
Kenneth Paul Carp
Administrative law Attorney
Bridgeton, MO
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation