Carlton Fields Nabs Fla. Appellate Pro From Akerman

Law360 (April 19, 2019, 3:13 PM EDT) -- Carlton Fields has brought aboard a Florida appellate and trial litigator and former St. Petersburg Times journalist as of counsel in its Miami and Tampa offices, the firm announced Thursday.

David Karp, who started two weeks ago and comes from Akerman LLP, said his focus on appellate and trial litigation will get a boost from two people in the practice he considers stars, Sylvia Walbolt and Richard Ovelmen.

"The chance to work with Rick and with Sylvia really drew me here," Karp said. Walbolt in particular is "really sort of a legendary appellate lawyer in Florida," he said.

"I think in this practice group there's a real dedication...

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