Mr. Karp exclusively practices animal law statewide from Bellingham, Washington. Having graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.A.Honors, and University of Washington with a J.D. and M.S. in statistics, this is Mr. Karp’s seventh year actively practicing law. He founded and served as first chair of the new Washington State Bar Association’s Animal Law Section for 2002-2003, and is currently chair for 2005-2006. He is also a vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee. In addition to serving his third year as editor of the Animal Welfare and Law Enforcement report, produced by Animal Legal Reports Services, he is a long term member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Further, he was graduated from the Washington Level One Animal Control Academy. He is also a member of the Washington Animal Control Association and National Animal Control Association.

He regularly writes for bar association bulletins on the topic of animal law and routinely speaks around the nation about animal law, including at Yale, Vanderbilt, and Vermont Law School. Occasionally he appears on television, radio, and most notably in TIME magazine. Mr. Karp is adjunct professor of animal law at the University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law.