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Pepperdine Caruso Law Congratulates Karl Kleppe

Pepperdine Caruso Law is glad to congratulate its latest bell-ringer in recognition of post-graduate employment success, Karl Kleppe! Karl was joined in the happy celebration by Dean Paul Caron, Associate Dean Chalak Richards, members of the Career Development, Sudreau Global Justice, Deans' Suite, and Administrative Offices, Karl's parents on Zoom, and his law school classmates. Prior to ringing the bell, Karl thanked his parents and everyone present for their friendship and support. He also thanked the Caruso Law faculty and adminstration, as well as the trial team and his moot court teammates, for making his law school dream possible.

Following graduation, Karl will be a deputy prosecuting attorney for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Seattle, Washington. Karl has participated in mock trial competitions since high school, so his first exposure to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office was when the deputy prosecutors helped his high school team practice for competitions. Karl applied and worked for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as an extern during the summer of his 1L year, and then he applied to be a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney following law school. Karl is a Washington native, so his goal going into law school has always been to move back to the Seattle area post graduation. He was especially interested in litigating right after graduation, so this position is ideal for him.

As an undergraduate, Karl attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he received a bachelors degree in business administration (BBA) in music business with a legal emphasis.

At Caruso Law, Karl has been very involved in the trial team, moot court team, and trial advocacy board. He loved being a part of those organizations, which have shaped his skills as a litigator and helped in the pursuit of his passion for courtroom work throughout law school.

Karl would like to thank his parents for being so supportive of his law school journey, and Professor Harry Caldwell and Professor Mark Kubisch for giving him the opportunity to compete on trial team and moot court, where he has created some of his most cherished law school memories. 

Congratulations to Karl!

Karl Kleppe with group photo