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David Leon Carlson

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Sex Crime, DUI & DWI

About Me

      Practice Areas:



  • Criminal Law

  • Driving While Intoxicated

  • Drug Offenses

  • Traffic Violations


 


     Admitted:



  • Virginia

  • United States Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Division of Virginia

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


 


     Education:



  • University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1980

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976


 


      David Carlson was born and raised in Lancaster County in Virginia’s Northern Peninsula. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1976. In 1980 David received his Juris Doctor Law degree from the University of Richmond and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar.


 


     After graduation David had the Honor of serving as the Executive Assistant and Counsel to Virginia Governor John N. Dalton. At the time he was only 25, making him the youngest ever to hold that position.


 


     In 1982 Mr. Carlson entered private practice and has devoted his time to diligently representing clients throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. He is admitted to practice in all State and Federal courts in Virginia including the Eastern and Western Districts for The United States District Court, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as well as the United States Supreme Court.


 


     David is an experienced aggressive trial attorney who specializes in Criminal Defense. For 34 years he has honed his courtroom skills and is always completely prepared to defend his clients’ rights. His work ethic and meticulous attention to detail and research have made him a highly sought after attorney throughout The Commonwealth of Virginia.


 


 


 


 


 


DISCLAIMER: ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PROFILE, INCLUDING CASE RESULTS, ARE NOT LEGAL ADVICE, GUARANTEES, OR PROMISES OF FUTURE RESULTS. CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    35 years
  2. Sex Crime: 20%
    35 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    35 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • Gordon Thomas Nicol

    A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. I endorse this lawyer.

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Carison. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.

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Contact Info

Carlson & Collier

10132 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23060

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law198003/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Governor's Special Recognition AwardGovernor John N Dalton1982
Governor's Legal Excellence AwardGovernor John N. Dalton1982

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerCarlson & Collier2002 - Present
PartnerEsposito, Coleman & Carlson1982 - 2002
Executive Counsel to Governor John N. DaltonVirginia Court Of Appeals1980 - 1982

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember1996 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitMember1992 - Present
Henrico County Bar Association, Admissions CommitteeCo-chair1988 - 1989
Henrico County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Richmond Criminal Bar AssociationPast Co-chair1986 - 1988
United States District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaMember1982 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of VirginiaMember1982 - Present
Richmond Criminal Bar AssociationMember1982 - 2000
Virginia State BarMember1980 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Woman Wrongly Charged with Assault on a Police OfficerCharge Dismissed
Drug Charges & DUI Charge Against Man Stopped for Defective Muffler DismissedCharges Dropped

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
US District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaLondon-Rivera v Virginia2001
Virginia Supreme CourtBailey v Lancaster Ruritan Recreation Association1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Notre DameGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Henrico CountyCriminal Defense in Today's Courtroom2015
Weighing the Cost of Law SchoolShould I Read Law in Virginia2014
Child Sex Abuse CasesTaint in Child Child Sex Abuse Cases2013
Trial TacticsSexual Abuse in Family Law Cases2012
Forensic Evidence SeminarSex Offenders2010