David A. Karp

David A. Karp

Carlton Fields, PA, Of Counsel

Miami, Florida

The power of words to change lives has been an animating force in David Karp’s career, first as a journalist for Florida’s leading newspaper and then as a lawyer who focuses on appeals and representing content creators in First Amendment and defamation cases. As an appellate lawyer, David brings a decade of experience as a professional writer and editor to the craft of writing briefs and persuading courts. He has handled appeals in federal and state courts on a range of issues: class actions, bad faith insurance cases, real property disputes, personal injury cases, and constitutional challenges to state and local laws. He also represents clients in class actions and complex commercial cases in the trial court, helping frame issues for summary judgment and dismissal, and serving as an integral part of a trial team. David’s experience as a journalist has also drawn him to defend clients sued for defamation and related torts. He is the past chair of The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee, and writes and speaks about First Amendment law. David grew up devouring newspapers, reads anything by Robert Caro and David Halberstam, and enjoys original audio, including Fresh Air, The Daily, How I Built This, Long Form, The Splendid Table, and Oyez. He loves to cook, and also enjoys riding his Peloton. David has run the Chicago marathon twice. He has lived throughout Florida with his wife, daughter, and their English cocker spaniel, Daisy. Top 10 First Amendment Cases of the Supreme Court Term Florida Awaits Appeals Decision on New Social Media Law; Legal Experts Say It Probably Won’t Survive Carlton Fields’ David A. Karp Named Chair of The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee

Experience

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Carlton Fields, PA
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