Leonard Karp graduated from Law School at the University of Arizona in 1965. Mr. Karp is a senior partner in the law firm of Karp & Weiss, P.C. and practices in the area of family law. Mr. Karp received the 2014 State Bar of Arizona Award for outstanding contributions to the practice of family law in the State of Arizona and the Lifetime Achievement award from the Foundation for Family Justice in 2015. In 2012, he was selected as Tucson Best Lawyers Family Law Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Karp has achieved an AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubble which is the highest possible peer review rating for his legal ability and ethical standards since 1987. He has also been listed in the Naifeh and Smith Harvard Law School’s The Best Lawyers in America, Arizona’s Family Law Category, continuously since 1987.
Mr. Karp focuses his practice on representing high net-worth individuals involved in complex marriage dissolution actions. Many of Mr. Karp’s cases involve the division of valuable businesses, real estate and other financial assets that are owned by the marital community. Mr. Karp has extensive experience working with forensic accountants, business lawyers, and experts in both valuing and dividing assets.
Mr. Karp also is a highly respected mediator for those spouses who seek to resolve issues without litigation at all or to end pending litigation.
Mr. Karp is also considered one of the foremost legal authorities concerning civil litigation regarding domestic violence, spousal abuse and child molestation.
- Mr. Karp co-authored “The Epidemic of Gray Divorces” with Amanda Monteagudo for the July 2016 CLE by the SEA Arizona State Bar Seminar.
- Family Advocate authored by Leonard Karp and Jennifer Manzi for Fall 2016 issue entitled “Civil Relief for Uncivil Behavior.”
- January 2016 Family Law Institute, For Better or Worse Seminar (pp 188-362) cosponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the AAML and the State Bar of Arizona authored by Leonard Karp entitled “Estate Planning & Other Family Arrangements in Light of Austin.”
- November 2013 Advanced Family Law Seminar authored by Leonard Karp and Tom Piccioli entitled “When Commingling May Not Transmute Sole and Separate Property.”
- 2011 CLE by the Sea Arizona State Bar Seminar authored by Leonard Karp and Tom Piccioli entitled “Resolving Spousal Maintenance.”
- September 2000 article in Journal of Family Law Vol. 16, No. 1 authored by Leonard Karp and Laura Belleau entitled “Federal Law and Domestic Violence: The Legacy of the Violence Against Women Act.”
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
State Bar of Arizona
Pima County Bar Association
American Bar Association
American College of Family Trial Lawyers
American College of Trial Lawyers
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Board of Governors, 1999-2008; Chapter President, 2013-2014)
Member of International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2007-present)
Member of the American Bar Association – Family Law & Litigation Sections – Co-Chair of the Marital Torts & Domestic Violence Committee
Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (1994-present)
Pima County Domestic Relations Bar/Bench Committee
Consultant to the Family Law Reporter
Member of the Editorial Board of Divorce Litigation (1989-2005)
Authored Sexual Domestic Torts, Transmission of Contagious Diseases for the 1987 winter edition of American Law Journal
Spousal Tort Litigation for Divorce Litigation, March 1990 issue
Domestic Torts for Fairshare, April, 1990 issue
Co-authored an award winning book entitled Domestic Torts: Family Violence, Conflict, and Sexual Abuse with his wife, Cheryl Karp, Ph.D., published by Shepard’s McGraw-Hill in June, 1989 as part of their Family Law Series (Supp. 2000)
Listed as one of the top 1% of family law practitioners in America in Best Lawyers in America (1987-present) and named as Tucson’s Family Lawyer of the Year in 2012 by Best Lawyers in America
Selected as one of the top lawyers in the Southwest by superlawyers.com
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (1987-present)
University of Arizona, J.D.
Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court