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Adam Phillip Karp

Member
Animal Law Offices of Adam P. Karp
114 W. Magnolia St., Ste. 425
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Peer Rating
4.9 of 5.0
Client Rating
5.0 of 5.0
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Appellate; Constitutional; Animal Law
University
Gonzaga University, B.A., 1995
Law School
University of Washington, J.D., 1998
Admitted
1998, Washington
ISLN
914147075
Peer Reviews (35)
AV Rated
4.9/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Animal Law, Civil Litigation, False Claims Act, Consumer Protection, Constitutional Law, Animal Welfare, Animal Rights, Defense Litigation and Personal Injury
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.9/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
4.9/5
Communication Ability
4.9/5
Legal Experience
4.9/5
Peer Reviews (35)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Judge on 08/11/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/11/14
Mr. Karp is continually breaking new ground in the field of animal law, and expanding the reach and influence of this specialty. In addition to being thought-leader in the field, he is also an excellent nuts and bolts lawyer, with superior legal knowledge, judgment, and technical skills. I never hesitate to recommend Mr. Karp to any client or organization looking for guidance in this area.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Other Law Firm Position on 08/11/14
Mr. Karp is a visionary and leader in the practice of Animal Law. This is a relatively new area of law, and many of the legal theories used are unfamiliar to judges. He represents his clients thoroughly and is creative in his thinking. He is collegial and assists--and seeks assistance from--other attorneys in the field.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/08/14
Adam is a highly effective litigator who is able to fight the most contested battles without losing his cool and without compromising his natural inclination to treat everyone, even the most difficult or unreasonable people, with respect. This ability, together with his first rate professional skills and knowledge of the law, puts Adam in the ranks of the best in our profession.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/07/14
Adam is a highly effective litigator who is able to fight the most contested battles without losing his cool and without compromising his natural inclination to treat everyone, even the most difficult or unreasonable people, with respect. This ability, together with his first rate professional skills and knowledge of the law, puts Adam in the ranks of the best in our profession.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 08/05/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/05/14
Very Inspirational And Helpful To His Fellow Colleagues!
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/05/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Government Counsel on 08/04/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Government Counsel on 08/04/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/03/14
I've known Mr. Karp for years and admired his legal advocacy on behalf of animals and animal rights organizations. He is a pioneer in the area of law and smart. This is demonstrated by his work on Graham v. Notti, 147 Wn.App. 629, 196 P.3d 1070 (2008).
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/03/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/03/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/03/14
Adam is an excellent attorney with superior knowledge in the field of animal law. He would always be my first choice for counsel.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/03/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/03/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/01/14
Adam is a passionate and dedicated advocate for his clients and their companion animals. He has also been a renowned national authority on Animal Law issues for more than 10 years. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone seeking legal assistance with Animal Law issues.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/30/14
Karp is the pre-eminent attorney in WA on Animal Law. He is a great attorney and animal law clients are lucky to have him as their lawyer.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/30/14
Adam is willing to take cases supporting justice for animals even though these cases may be difficult. He has a passion for standing up for those who can not speak for themselves. Additionally, he is a great speaker and has presented many lectures for CLE seminars in Albuquerque on topics of Animal Law.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/29/14
Adam is a lawyer's lawyer. He sees the big picture easily, but is also very detail-oriented. Nothing gets by Adam. He maintains his professional integrity in adversarial settings, even when the other side resorts to bad behavior. Adam is a superb advocate for his clients and their animals. He is who I would hire if I had an animal law matter.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Government Counsel on 07/29/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 07/29/14
Adam is the preeminent authority on animal law in the State of Washington, and my understanding is his reputation reaches beyond the state. He has always upheld high ethical standards in practice.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/29/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/29/14
Adam is a terrific lawyer both as a practitioner and as a person. He is highly ethical and works hard for his clients and the ideals of justice.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Member on 07/28/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/28/14
Adam is an exceptional animal law attorney and is knowledgeable in many areas of law that intersect with animal law. He is an inspiration.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/28/14
Adam Karp is one of the premier animal lawyers in the United States. I have co-authored an article with him on Defending Dangerous Dogs, and have co-counseled with him on a number of cases. His knowledge in this area of law is unsurpassed by any other lawyer I know. I strongly recommend he be AV rated.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 07/28/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/27/14
Adam Karp has worked very hard to build the area of Animal Law in Washington State.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/26/14
Adam has contributed greatly to the advancement of law related to animals in Washington. He has taken on some interesting cases and made new caselaw with them. The caselaw he's made is of great help to other lawyers trying to secure justice for persons whose animals have been harmed.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 07/26/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/26/14
Adam is an excellent attorney and has been successful in pushing the boundaries of animal law.
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Staff Lawyer on 08/01/14
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
4.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/11/14
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/03/14
Legal Knowledge
4.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.0/5
Judgment
3.0/5
Communication Ability
3.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Appellate, Constitutional and Animal Law
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0
  • Data based on 2 reviews
  • Recommended by 2 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 08/09/13
Posted by a on 08/09/13
5.0 out of 5.0  
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Posted by a on 10/08/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Since I am a lawyer, I was probably a difficult client. Adam was very respectful and responsive. He also heavily discounted his fee because my wife and I are not wealthy. My wife and I rescue animals--sometimes these animals have been severely damaged by other humans. We are grateful for Adam, who shares our sense of responsibility towards these animals. We are also grateful for his frank yet respectful style, and his forceful yet fair representation.
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