Paul Karp Partner




Paul Karp focuses his legal practice in the area of medical malpractice litigation. He defends hospitals, attending physicians, residents, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals in complex malpractice cases spanning all medical and surgical fields, from cardiology to obstetrics to emergency room services. Paul handles all aspects of litigation from inception through trial, and has taken verdicts in a wide range of medical malpractice cases.

Relying on the investigative skills and attention to detail honed during his five years as an assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York, Paul has maintained an active trial practice throughout his career. After leaving the District Attorney’s office, Paul gained extensive experience as a plaintiffs’ attorney in the areas of general liability, product liability and medical malpractice, taking in excess of 25 verdicts in automobile, premises liability and Labor Law cases before joining Wilson Elser as a partner. This experience helps inform his strategies and approaches as defense counsel.

As an added service to his hospital clients, Paul regularly lectures and presents mock trials to their attending physicians, residents, nurses and other personnel to educate them about the litigation process. These programs cover issues that can arise in medical malpractice cases with an emphasis on best practices for documentation in medical records.