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Lawrence F. KarpLawrence F. Karp

Larry brings unique expertise to The Clark Law Group. He is both an attorney and a commercial airline pilot. In 1990, Larry was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force after logging more than 2000 flight hours in various aircraft. Since 1990 and currently, Mr. Karp is a commercial airline pilot for Delta Air Lines. Prior to joining The Clark Law Group, Larry worked in the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, Litigation Department, and the Los Angeles County Counsel, Probate Division, while attending law school. Larry was also the Delta Air Lines Assistant Chief Pilot in Los Angeles from 1999 to 2003. His career experience has given him a vast knowledge of employment law and aviation related issues. 


Professional Experience

The Clark Law Group: Los Angeles, California (2003-present)

  • Associate Attorney, specializing in business litigation, insurance defense in the fields of aviation, general business and employment law

Fizzolio & McCleod: Sherman Oaks, California (1999-2000)

  • Research Attorney 



Whittier Law School, Los Angeles, California (1998)

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship, Dean's List, Honor Roll
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Civil Procedure 

Strategic Air Command Instrument Flight School

  • Castle Air Force Base, California (1990)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1983)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing 


Professional Associations and Activities

American Bar Association, member
Los Angeles County Bar Association, member


Admissions to the Bar

Admitted to the State Bar of California (1998)
Admitted to the United States District Court, Eastern District of California
Admitted to the United States District Court, Central District of California
Admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal


Aviation Work Experience


Delta Air Lines,  Los Angeles, California

  • Chief Pilot and Flight Operations Manager. Supervised over 500 pilots in the Los Angeles Base
  • Pilot-New Hire Coordinator. Supervised and mentored pilots in their first year of employment.

Aviation Experience

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines, Los Angeles, California

(May 2006-present)

  • Captain, B-767/B-757

(November 1990-April 2006)

  • First Officer, B-767-400/300, B-757 MD-88,   B-727, B-737
  • Flight Engineer, L-1011, B-727
  • Second Officer Instructor/Evaluator, B-727

United States Air Force

United States Air Force, Castle Air Force Base,  Los Angeles, California (July 1988-November 1990)

  • KC-135 Evaluator Pilot, Instructor Pilot and Aircraft Commander
  • Instrument course instructor, Squadron Flying Safety Representative

United States Air Force, K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan (July 1985-July 1988)

  • KC-135 Aircraft Commander, Co-Pilot
  • T-37 Aircraft Commander
  • Distinguished Graduate Pilot Upgrade Program, Castle Air Force Base, California

United States Air Force, Castle Air Force Base, California (March 1985-June 1985)

  • KC-135 Initial Qualifications

United States Air Force, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi (October 1983-February 1985)

  • Student Pilot 


Significant Representations

Successfully handled numerous contract disputes on behalf of a nationwide transportation company.

Successfully represented numerous insurance companies in various coverage disputes.

Member of the defense trial team which successfully defended a personal injury action against a nationally known circus.

Successfully represented a major food retail corporation in a wrongful termination action as well as a wage and hour litigation.


Community Involvement

Corporate Coordinator of fund raising activities and event participation in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund "Walk to Cure Diabetes." 1999-2002


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