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Adam Phillip Karp

Animal law Attorney at Bellingham, WA

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  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 1 year
    Idaho - ID 11 years
    Oregon - OR 22 years
    Washington - WA 25 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State HI
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Animal law
    70%
    Inclusive of animal injury and death, veterinary malpractice, animal custody, animal cruelty, and law pertaining to specific species (e.g., canine, feline, avian, equine, etc.).

    25 years

  2. Animal and dog bites
    25%

    25 years

  3. Appeals
    1%

  4. Civil rights
    1%

  5. Constitutional
    1%

  6. Consumer protection
    1%

  7. Medical malpractice
    1%

AN EXPERIENCED ANIMAL LAWYER HANDLING CASES THROUGHOUT WASHINGTON, OREGON, IDAHO, AND HAWAI'I.

Mr. Karp is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated and AVVO 10.0 Superb-rated Superlawyer (2020-2023) who exclusively practices animal law throughout the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Hawai’i. Having graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.A. Honors (Majors in Political Science and Sociology, Minors in Spanish and Philosophy, Concentration in Women’s Studies) and University of Washington with a J.D. and M.S. in statistics, this is his twenty-sixth (26th) year actively practicing law. He estimates having evaluated and/or handled over 9000 animal law cases to date and has authored Understanding Animal Law, published by Carolina Academic Press in October 2016.

Mr. Karp founded and served as first chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Animal Law Section in 2002 and has held executive committee positions since its formation. He founded the Idaho State Bar Association’s Animal Law Practice Section in 2012 and continues to serve on its executive committee. He was also a vice chair of the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) Animal Law Committee since its creation in 2004 through 2022.

Mr. Karp served six years as a contributing editor of the Animal Legal Report, produced by Animal Legal Reports Services, regularly writes on the topic of animal law, and routinely speaks around the nation about animal law, including at Yale, Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Vermont Law School. He has taught animal law as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, and a lecturer at Edmonds Community College. He has been quoted in TIME, the National Law Journal, the ABA Journal, and other periodicals, including dedicated articles on his practice in the Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, Pacific NW Magazine, and Seattle Magazine.

The American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Animal Law Committee’s annual Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award recognizes exceptional work by an Animal Law Committee member who, through commitment and leadership, has advanced the humane treatment of animals through the law. Mr. Karp received this award in 2012. In 2019, Mr. Karp received a SEEDS Award from the International Society for Animal Rights (“ISAR”).

Mr. Karp has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation as part of the 2020 class of Fellows in Washington. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation, and is limited to one percent of lawyers in each jurisdiction.

Mr. Karp co-authored the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section’s Survey on Animal Tort and Insurance Law for over a decade, published three articles in Thomson West’s Causes of Action series (pertaining to injuries to animals by animals, intentional injuries to animals by humans, and Section 1983 claims involving injury to an animal); two annotations in American Legal Reports (pertaining to preconviction and postconviction forfeiture of animals and private prosecution of crimes); eight articles in the legal encyclopedia American Jurisprudence Trials (pertaining to veterinary malpractice litigation, use of force against and by animals, assistance animal access, litigating actions under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act, cadaver dog evidence, animal fighting contests, litigating the Lacey Act, improper or inaccurate food preparation by food server resulting in allergic or offended reaction); co-authored one article in the legal encyclopedia American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts related to defending dangerous dog classifications; and completed an annotation on custodial disputes pertaining to animals in American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts. Mr. Karp recently finished a treatise concerning litigation involving bans of retail pet stores and is working on another concerning litigating attorney misconduct by reference to animal imagery and other racist tropes.

He has chaired several animal law continuing legal education (“CLE”) conferences, spoken at over fifty CLEs around the nation, all on the subject of animal law, including in Hawai’i, New Mexico, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida. Mr. Karp also founded and chaired the first and second Animal Law Summit, an international, cross-jurisdictional, multi-day CLE.

With positive results, he argued before the federal district courts of Washington and Idaho, the Washington Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the subject of animal law, resulting in some decisions that many regard as seminal: Womack v. von Rardon, 133 . 254 (III, 2006); Mansour v. King Cy., 131 . 255 (I, 2006); Sherman v. Kissinger, 146 . 855 (I, 2008); Clarke v. Tri-Cities Animal Care & Control Shelter, 144 . 185 (III, 2008); In re Lababit, 2009 WL 7751426 (9th (Wash.)2009); Downey v. Pierce Cy., 165 . 152 (II, 2011); In re Rodrigues-Lababit, 415 . 839 (9th ); Twitchell v. Kerrigan,175 . 454 (I, 2013); Criscuolo v. Grant Cy., 540 . 562 (9th Cir.(Wash.)2013); Criscuolo v. Grant Cy., 2014 WL 527218 (E.D.Wa.Feb. 10, 2014); and Newman v. City of Payette, 2015 WL 6159471 (D.Id.Oct. 19, 2015).

Mr. Karp serves as an advisory board member for the Center for Wildlife Ethics. He also volunteered his time to the Northwest Wildlife & Rehabilitation Center, now part of the Whatcom Humane Society. Further, he completed a life-changing 10-day and, later, 3-day, course at the Vipassana Northwest Center and meditates daily.

Mr. Karp and his wife have been vegan for twenty-two and thirty-three years, respectively, and care for one cat, age 15.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
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Location

Animal Law Offices, PLLC
114 W. Magnolia St., Ste. 400-104
Bellingham, WA, 98225
Animal Law Offices, PLLC
2355 State St., Ste. 101
Salem, OR, 97301
Animal Law Offices, PLLC
784 S. Clearwater Loop, Ste. R
Post Falls, ID, 83854
Animal Law Offices, PLLC
1001 Bishop St
Ste. 2685A
Honolulu, HI, 96813
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jann Propp-Estimo | January 28, 2018
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Adam Karp
Adam is an amazing attorney. I found him to be fair and honest from start to finish. Adam did something quite special for the vast numbers of people that came to know the case on social media -- he created a Facebook group page with filings, pleadings, and hearing results from both sides to provide open discussion. Nothing was hidden – the whole story was available for anyone to review and decide for themselves. Adam is a man of integrity and will work hard for what is right and fair and just. I thank Adam for his compassion and caring during the emotional low points – he was always calm and reassuring. He has a great command of the English language, and his oral arguments show his passion for the rights of animals and their owners. I highly recommend Adam Karp.
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Posted by Katrina | January 7, 2018
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Emma
Adam helped with the tragic loss of my 4 year old rat terrier she went in to be spayed and the vet techs didnot have the anesthesia on correctly and Emma died. I was devastated my son got Adams information from his attorney he filed against the hospital and insurance company it was all said and done very quickly, professionally.
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Posted by Sarah | November 30, 2020
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The BEST attorney ever.
I was referred to Mr. Karp by a local attorney. I sought advice after my sweet little 11 yr. old Kai was attacked and severely injured by a large unleashed dog. Kai died the next day. Mr.Karp guided me through the legal process and obtained not only coverage of the Veterinary Hospital fee of $8176. but a total of $45.000.
Posted by Teresa | February 11, 2023
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100% recommendation
Wow!!! Mr. Karp was referred to me by a family friend and I’m so happy I hired him to represent me. His communication and professionalism exceeded my expectations. Thank you Mr. Karp for seeking the justice we deserved
Posted by James | January 13, 2023
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Outstanding attorney!
Adam, helped us with the devastating loss of our dog Bentley who was killed by another dog while in a kennel. He was recommended to me by another successful attorney in a different specialty. He is a compassionate professional attorney who achieved results better than we could have ever imagined. I highly recommend Adam!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2024
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AWESOME!!!
Adam is the best! He took the time and listened to my concerns attentively; he was empathetic and kept me informed of the process the whole time. YES! I can highly recommend him as your best choice ever!
Posted by Silvia | November 11, 2023
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Thank for all you do!
I am so thankful to have hired Adam. He is one of the most sincere people I have met. His ethic towards his clients and the animals involved speaks volumes. My family is complete because of Adam and I will forever be greatful. Thank you from Gunner, Perl, Pilot and Silvia
Posted by Lisa | September 4, 2023
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If You Need An An Attorney to Protect and Defend Your Beloved Animal, You Found Him
I cannot begin to say enough about Adam Karp's knowledge of Animal Law and his ability to make a case for his clients. We hired Adam after one of our dogs unintentionally hurt a guest in our home when jumping off the couch. We knew the injury was an accident caused by a long nail on our dog's paw. Our guest believed the injury resulted from an intentional attack and a bite. Our guest called Animal Control, which ordered us to move our dog out of our home to another jurisdiction. Adam was able to defend us before the County Hearing Examiner who overturned the County's order to remove our dog. As part of his defense, Adam brought in an expert witness who has a very impressive history in the field of Veterinary Forensic Science. The expert unequivocally stated that the injury was not caused by a bite and that our dog didn't attack -- it was an accident. The Hearing Examiner ultimately agreed. Over the course of the many months this went on, Adam provided us with sound advice and words of comfort that we were in a strong position and would not lose our dog. I believe that Adam's obvious love of animals and strong ethics, coupled with his extensive knowledge of animal law, undoubtedly make him the best attorney you will ever find to protect and defend an animal you love.
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Posted by Zoila | June 3, 2023
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Highly Recommend
When we hired Adam Karp we were expecting a long and painful process. But Adam didn't give up. He trusted our word and gave us his point of views. When the other side made up lie after lie Adam would send us every email exchange with them and would not back down. Thanks to that we were able to disprove every single one and corner them into agreeing to a settlement or go to court. Adam was able to reach a good settlement and help us close this part of the chapter so that we can start healing. The prices were very reasonable and detailed invoices were always sent. Adam worked very hard and was very diligent. He never lost trust in us or patience when sending him messages after messages. I highly recommend Adam for your case. I am very happy with his work :) :) Thank you for bringing justice to our King I wish you a healthy and long life. And I hope that you continue to help many other owners get justice.
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Posted by Asa | April 8, 2023
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Professional, Courteous, and Compassionate
Hiring Adam was the best decision I made. He listened to me, validated my feelings, and then patiently and logically explained how the law applied to my situation. Throughout my legal issue, he provided immediate updates, kept me informed about what to expect next, and quickly responded to questions and concerns. He made my sad and unfortunate set of circumstances bearable. He's professional, courteous, and compassionate--to his clients and to the opposing side. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2023
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Highly recommend trustworthy Atty for justice for Animals!
Under such unfortunate circumstances, I lost my dear Romi (Maltese-Shitzhu) to a vet's neglect and Adam stepped in and took care of helping me seek justice. He was efficient, approachable, patient, compassionate, and understanding. He was always open in communication throughout the process and transparent and realistic about what to expect. He helped me through this journey and exceeded my expectations helping me understand how limited animal law is these days. But it eased my pain to know we did the best for my Romi! I highly recommend Adam to anyone who wants peace and justice for any illegal or unjust treatment of their loving pet.
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Posted by John C | March 27, 2023
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great to work with
Adam was kind and understanding with our case and pursued it with vigor. He communicated promptly and clearly through the entire process. And ultimately, we ended up with the best result we could have ever hoped for. I wholeheartedly recommend him for your animal law needs.
Posted by Patty | March 24, 2023
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Guidance with Dog bite.
I contacted Adam in August 2022 for guidance on a dog bite. Adam took our case in August. He has been a stress relief for me. Giving us advice and contacting Animal control. Keeping us updated. I would recommend Adam, and would reach out if we needed him again.
Posted by James & Brad | March 23, 2023
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BEST ANIMAL ATTORNEY
We found Adam when we were being harassed by 1 neighbor in our entire neighborhood. This neighbor had made threats about getting rid of our dogs. Adam worked fiercely with us and on our case to fight for our rights against these false allegations, and stand up to all of the fabricated complaints made that had no merit. Adam guided us through this process and prevailed for us in the end. If You need an Animal Lawyer, Adam is the person you should call for sure. Thank You Adam!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Sandra | February 14, 2023
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Knowledgeable and compassionate
Adam Karp is an exceptionally knowledgeable and compassionate animal law attorney. He gave our family peace of mind from the moment he took over our case. He went above and beyond for our beloved dog, and we'll always be extremely grateful.
Posted by Diana | October 18, 2022
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The best lawyer around
I have been a client of Adam Karp since he first open his practice so many years ago . Being in Animal Rescue there is always a need for a lawyer . Adam is hands down one of the best lawyers iI have ever had . He has never lost my cases and he is always Profesional caring and quick to get the work done . I am grateful for him so are my rescue animals .
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Posted by Sarita | October 13, 2022
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Professional, compassionate and honest
We had a traumatic event that required the expertise of an animal lawyer. Adam was very thoughtful, honest and clear about our options. He diligently followed up with all the parties involved and did his best to bring the matter to resolution in a timely manner. If you are looking for a compassionate, honest and diligent animal lawyer, Adam is the person you want on your side. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Matthew | August 27, 2022
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Excellent
Handled our case great, got the outcome we were hoping for and fought very hard for us
Posted by Breanne | August 27, 2022
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Great experience, great outcome
Very happy with our experience. Adam stuck with us and fought for us. He was quick to reply and follow up with us. He worked with us for 8 months total. Very pleased with the service he provided.
Posted by Yvonne | August 7, 2022
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Excellent Advisor
I was in a nerve racking situation regarding ownership of a dog. Adam came highly recommended by Oregon Humane Society. Adam gave me piece of mind and salient advice. These things are so emotional it was very helpful to get his perspective and be able to move forward. He is a great listener which really helped me process what was going on.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lecturer
  • Edmonds Community College
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor of Animal Law
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • 2004 - 2019
  • Adjunct Professor of Animal Law
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2003 - 2019

Education

  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • MS - Masters
  • 2000
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Gonzaga University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Honors
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anderson v. Hayles
  • Double victory
  • Police Shooting of Dog in Coeur d'Alene
  • Settlement at $80,000
  • Police Shoot Newfoundland Four Times
  • Offer of Judgment totaling $101,162.78.
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Associations

  • Idaho State Bar Animal Law Practice Section
  • Founder
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Animal Law Section
  • Founder
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington Animal Control Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Animal Control Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Animal Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Oregon Animal Control Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association's Animal Law Committee
  • Vice-chair
  • 2004 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012

Publications

  • American Jurisprudence Trials
  • Litigation of Criminal Prosecutions of Animal Fighting Contests, 156 Am.Jur.Trials 363
  • 2018
  • American Jurisprudence Trials
  • Litigating Actions under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, 154 Am.Jur.Trials 1
  • 2018
  • American Jurisprudence Trials
  • Litigation of Admissibility of Cadaver Dog Evidence, 150 Am.Jur.Trials 587
  • 2017
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal
  • Recent Developments in Animal Tort and Insurance Law
  • 2016
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Litigation of Assistance Animal Access Cases, 147 Am.Jur. Trials 181
  • 2016
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal
  • Recent Developments in Animal Tort and Insurance Law
  • 2015
  • American Jurisprudence Trials
  • Use of Force Against and By Animals
  • 2015
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Proof in Animal Custody Disputes, 141 Am.Jur.3d 349 (2014)
  • 2014
  • American Legal Reports, 90 ALR 6th 385
  • Power of Private Citizen to Institute Criminal Proceedings without Authorization or Approval by Prosecuting Authority
  • 2013
  • 123 Am.Jur. Trials 305
  • Litigation Concerning Veterinary Malpractice
  • 2012
  • American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts
  • Defending Against Dangerous Dog Classifications
  • 2012
  • Causes of Action
  • Section 1983 Cause of Action for Injury or Loss to Animal
  • 2011
  • Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal
  • Recent Developments in Animal Tort and Insurance Law
  • 2011
  • 70 A.L.R.6th 329
  • Challenges to Pre- and Post-Conviction Forfeitures and to Postconviction Restitution Under Animal Cruelty Statutes
  • 2011
  • Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal
  • Recent Developments in Animal Tort and Insurance Law
  • 2010
  • Causes of Action
  • Cause of Action in Intentional Tort for Injury or Loss to Animal
  • 2010
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal (ABA)
  • Recent Developments in Animal Tort and Insurance Law
  • 2009
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal (ABA)
  • Recent Developments in Animal Tort and Insurance Law
  • 2008
  • Causes of Action (Thomson West)
  • Causes of Action for Loss of or Injury to an Animal by an Animal
  • 2008
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal (ABA)
  • Recent Developments in Animal Tort and Insurance Law
  • 2007
  • Animal Welfare & Law Enforcement Report
  • Animal Legal Reports Services
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Animal Law Conference 2018
  • Companion Animal Litigation
  • 2018
  • Self-titled
  • Animal Law Ethics in the Social Media Era
  • 2017
  • Practicing Animal Law in Oregon
  • National Animal Law Update
  • 2017
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Judicially Ordered Devocalization and Other Nuisance Law Anomalies
  • 2017
  • 3rd Annual International Animal Law Summit
  • Washington Hot Animal Law Topics
  • 2017
  • 3rd Annual International Animal Law Summit
  • Animal Law Ethics
  • 2017
  • Solo/Small Firm Section Meeting
  • Introduction to Animal Law: A Legal Safari
  • 2016
  • Shelter Law Symposium
  • Dangerous Dog Classifications
  • 2016
  • Bull in a China Shop: Animals in the Workplace
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Workplace Discrimination
  • 2016
  • Bull in a China Shop: Animals in the Workplace
  • Assumption of Risk: Evolution of Firefighter's Rule
  • 2016
  • Animals, Property, and the Law
  • Breed Discriminatory Litigation
  • 2016
  • 2015 Colorado Animal Welfare Conference
  • Legal Issues Relevant to All Animal Control Officers
  • 2015
  • 12th Annual Animal Law Conference
  • Developing Strands in Charlotte's Web: The Animal Law Caselaw update 2014-2015
  • 2015
  • 11th Annual WSBA Animal Law Section CLE
  • Developing Strands in Charlotte's Web: 2012-2013 Animal Law Update
  • 2014
  • Animal Law Seminar
  • The Law of Euthanasia
  • 2013
  • Animal Issues in Tax, Estate Planning & Probate Law
  • Leaving the Estate "For the Animals"
  • 2013
  • ABA-CLE (Animal Law Committee)
  • Adoption Contract Disputes, A Forever Home for Fido: Animal Custody Issues in Adoptions, Divorces, and Disasters
  • 2012
  • Animal Law: Legislation, Litigation, Ethics, and Professionalism
  • Dog Bites in Four-Dimenstional Legal Space
  • 2010
  • Animal Law Symposium
  • Developing an Animal Law Practice & Veterinary Malpractice Litigation Approaches
  • 2010
  • 14th Annual Animal Law Conference
  • Defensive and Precedential Animal Lawyering & Animal Lawyering Panel
  • 2006
  • unknown
  • Tort Law is Raining Cats and Dogs!, Hot Topics in Tort
  • 2006
  • NALS of Washington
  • Animal Law
  • 2006
  • Vermont Law School
  • The Law's Curious Treatment of Nonhuman Animals
  • 2006
  • 4th Annual Animal Law Section CLE
  • Developing Strands in Charlotte's Web, the 2005-2006 Caselaw Update
  • 2006
  • 5th Annual Animal Law Institute
  • Custody Disputes
  • 2005
  • Meeting Standards of Care
  • Implied Causes of Action and Civil Animal Cruelty
  • 2005
  • TIPS Animal Law Committee Annual Meeting
  • "DWI" Doggies Without Insurance: The Law's Curious Treatment of Uninsured Nonhuman Animals
  • 2005
  • 3rd Annual Animal Law Conference
  • Developing Strands in Charlotte's Web - 2004-05 Animal Law Caselaw Update
  • 2005
  • Steve Karp, WCOJ 1420 AM, Chester Cy
  • Legal Talk
  • 2004
  • ALDF and Yale Law School
  • Discussing Noneconomic Damages
  • 2004
  • AM 1150 CNN
  • Solutions with Mark Kimball
  • 2004
  • Second Animal Animal Law Conference
  • Animal Law Ethics & Police Shooting Dogs
  • 2004
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • Animal Law 101
  • 2004
  • Vegan Ethics, Seattle
  • Emerald Education, The Ethics of Aspiration
  • 2003
  • Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound
  • Service Animal Access and Valuation
  • 2003
  • Q13 KCPQ
  • Tony Ventrella Tonight, 10:35 p.m.
  • 2003
  • Family Dog Training Center
  • Dog Bite Dog; Dog Bite Human
  • 2003
  • Washington Women Lawyer's Capitol Chapter, November Membership Meeting
  • Puppy Mills, Companion Geese, and Other Animal Oddities
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (20)
Endorse Adam
Animal law Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Other
"Adam is knowledgeable and responsive. I would recommend to anyone for their animal law cases."
Animal and dog bites Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have always had an admiration and respect for what Mr. Karp has done for animals and animal owners. He is one person I think about when reminiscing about why we go to law school, why we become lawyers. It is to use the law to help people. Mr Karp has worked very hard to advance the law in favor of animals and animal owners. He helps people. He is also a formidable opponent. I have had cases in litigation against Mr. Karp as a defense attorney. When I did, I knew I had to buckle up and really work hard because I knew he was going to advocate strongly for his clients. Once I had a case where he was also on the defense side representing a co-defendant who had a lot to lose. He crafted an outstanding defense for her and obtained a very good outcome. Even though I was much his senior I learned a lot from him on that case. I have tremendous respect for this man and strongly endorse this lawyer."
Animal and dog bites Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Adam when he was representing a dog owner in a claim against the City of Seattle. Adam was passionate, diligent, tenacious, clearly an expert and though leader in the relevant law, and, most important, rationale and reasonable. After the case ended, I have observed that Adam has continued to evolve and grow the rights of animals and animal owners. It is no small feat for an attorney to single handedly grow a body of law, yet Adam has made a career of it. I cannot recommend Adam enough. He is simply the best in his field, and I know his clients are in excellent hands."
Animal law Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is a great person and a great lawyer. I have known him for years. I highly recommend him."
Animal law Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and admire this lawyer for the work he does on behalf of animals!"
Animal law Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Adam P. Karp on a negligent animal death action involving several state and local entities here in Montana. His years of tactical experience and broad knowledge of animal law greatly aided our case, and resulted in our client receiving an outstanding settlement. I highly recommend Adam P. Karp as an outstanding Animal Law Attorney."
Animal law Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Adam for several years. We met while serving on the board of the WSBA Animal Law Small Section. Since then I have had the pleasure of working with Adam on animal law cases, speaking engagements, and volunteer projects. Adam has an enormous knowledge base on animal issues. He is a skilled and zealous advocate for what are inevitably challenging cases. He is also incredibly generous with his time; I am always able to talk with him if I have a question about an animal case. I wholeheartedly recommend Adam. He is THE animal law attorney in Washington State. His work has created major forward change for animals and the people who love them. I am proud to have him as a colleague and as a mentor."
Animal law Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"No one has done more to build the practice of Animal Law in Washington State than Adam Karp. Adam is an incredibly hard working lawyer who genuinely cares about his clients and the outcome of their cases."
Animal law Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is a tremendous asset to the Washington bar and to his clients. He is a phenomenal advocate, working tirelessly to promote justice for animals and their humans. I have had the sincere pleasure of working with Adam in various capacities and it is my pleasure to endorse him. I highly recommend Adam."
Animal law Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is the foremost expert on the intersection of animal law and criminal law. He understands the unique issues in these type of cases. He is passionate advocate for animal rights. I highly recommend him if you are dealing with an animal law and criminal law matter."
Animal law Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I really like Adam. He is one of the most zealous attorneys who loves animals. Adam knows no bounds when it comes to hounds. Okay maybe a bit humorous but Adam has a sense of humor too. Adam is very well-known as The Animal Attorney in WA state. I continually refer clients to him for all types of animals with legal issues!"
Animal law Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is a zealous advocate and a nationally recognized authority in animal rights. He is compassionate and committed, and an excellent trial attorney. David Roth"
Animal law Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is a thoughtful and passionate advocate for his clients and their animals. People don't come any more empathic than Adam, particularly among lawyers. I strongly recommend him without reservation."
Animal law Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam Karp is a national leader in the field of animal law. I had the pleasure of co-counseling with him on an Oregon case and witnessed first-hand his impeccable integrity and professionalism -- not to mention his superb legal writing skills. I highly recommend Adam Karp."
Animal law Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a leading light in the practice of animal law. He is a an expert attorney and a zealous advocate dedicated to his clients and the rights and welfare of all animals. I am proud to practice in the same field as Adam and to strongly endorse him."
Animal law Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was able to co-counsel with Adam on a matter not long ago. From this experience I highly recommend him. He was professional and prepared and put his client's concerns first. He is a great lawyer and is passionate about his field of law."
Animal law Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam Karp is a friend, but that is not why I am endorsing him. I am endorsing Adam because he is a great lawyer. Adam established the Animal Law section with the Washington State Bar Association. He is the preeminent authority on animal law in Washington State. Whenever someone calls my office to ask about a dog bite or issues concerning other animals (big or small) I always send them to see Adam Karp. Everybody I've sent to see Adam raves about how wonderful he is as a lawyer and as a person. His application of the law & efforts to forge new law are unprecedented. He is a great litigator and he is a mensch too. If you have an animal law issue, then hire Adam Karp!"
Animal law Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've represented a number of animal welfare organizations and know Adam to be the expert on animal law. He is on the cutting edge of this important area of law and has the tenacity and persistence to see difficult cases to successful completion. If you're looking for a real "bulldog" for all animals, look no further than Adam Karp."
Animal law Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and refer my clients with animal cases to Mr. Karp with confidence that he knows this developing area of the law like no one else."
Animal law Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Adam has singlehandedly done more to develop this area of the law than anyone else I know. He thinks clearly and works tirelessly."
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