ATTORNEY DAVID I. KARP
A Tucson community member since 1999, David I. Karp believes in personalizing estate planning to each client’s particular needs and goals. Dave believes explaining a client’s options in clear and understandable terms is key to creating an effective estate plan. Dave greatly values the opportunity to help clients ensure their loved ones are protected. His collaborative, analytical, and creative abilities allow him to develop comprehensive yet tailored estate plans.
Dave earned a J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2009 (cum laude) and earned a B.S.E. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1991. In law school, Dave was a writer for the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law from 2007-2009. He is admitted to practice law in Arizona and is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Counsel, and the Tucson Tax Study Group. He is also on the Pima County Medical Society and Pima County Bar Association’s joint committee to bridge the gap between Tucson’s lawyers and physicians. In between his college and law school years, Dave worked as a civilian for the U.S. Navy, was a business consultant, and cared for his infant son for two years. Dave is married to a Tucson physician, and has two children (Corey, 10 and Adina, 14).
Dave believes deeply in giving back to the Tucson community. He was the 2010-2011 campaign co-chair and is a current Board member for the Jewish Education Tax Credit Organization (JETCO), an organization that provides needs-based scholarship assistance for students who attend Tucson Hebrew Academy and the Jewish Community Center, Anshei Israel, and Temple Emanu El Kindergartens. He greatly enjoys working with the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona and serving on its Grants Oversight Committee and Grants Deliberation Committee, which awards grants to local, national, and international charitable projects. In 2004, Dave served as a Tucson Hebrew Academy Board Trustee. Prior to opening his own practice, Dave provided volunteer probate services within the community.
Dave is an avid chess player and a big Michigan sports fan, but enjoys spending time with his wife and two children most.