Kara M. Harp

Kara M. Harp

Covington, Kentucky

Kara is a 2009 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Communication and a minor in Psychology. Kara graduated manga cum laude from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 2014. She was one of only two students in her graduating class to earn a Certificate for Excellence in Advocacy, which represents leadership skills and coursework emphasizing written and oral advocacy, pre-trial and trial skills and alternative dispute resolution.

Kara was very active in law school, serving as a member of the Moot Court Board, the Executive Board of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and as Student Representatives for LexisNexis and BARBRI bar review. While in law school, she worked as a law clerk at a personal injury firm, spent a summer in the litigation department at GE Aviation, and completed externships at the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney and the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

Kara joined The Lawrence Firm shortly after graduating from law school. Her practice includes representing those injured as a result of medical malpractice, automobile accidents and other personal injury incidents. Kara also has a special interest in state and federal civil rights matters, including denial of medical care and injury to inmates while incarcerated.

Kara is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (YLS) and is co-chair of both the YLS Membership Committee and Judicial Reception Committee. She also volunteers as a pro bono attorney with Legal Aid of the Bluegrass assisting clients with divorce and expungement.

Kara grew up in the Lexington area and is a huge Kentucky basketball fan. She currently resides in Bellevue.


Areas of Practice

  • 50% Personal Injury
  • 50% Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2014
  • Kentucky, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2017


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2014
    • Honors: Certificate for Excellence in Advocacy
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Executive Board of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    • Honors: Student Representative for LexisNexis
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2009
    • Major: Communication
    • Minor: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Member
  • AAJ Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
  • Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Justice Association (KJA)
  • KJA Young Member Committee
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association (NKBA)
  • NKBA Young Lawyers Division, Membership Committee Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio Association for Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers - Pro Bono Attorney


  • Phi Alpha Delta