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Robert Scott Carlson

Robert Scott Carlson

Practice areas:

Litigation, Trusts, Probate

About Me

Robert Carlson is a partner with Caldwell, Propst & Deloach, LLP (f/k/a Caldwell & Watson) whose practice focuses on trust and estate litigation, will contests, fiduciary litigation, and business disputes. Mr. Carlson received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1991 and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1996 where he was a recipient of the James Lewis Parks and Stephen Kraft Memorial Scholarships. Mr. Carlson has been admitted to practice in all of Georgia's state and federal trial and appellate courts. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and Litigation and Estate and Probate Sections of the Atlanta Bar Association.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Litigation: 80%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Probate: 10%
  3. Trusts: 10%



Hourly ($335-375/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • David Michael Thomas

    I have known Rob for over ten years and have found him to be intelligent, honest and hardworking. I have confidence that he will capably represent clients that I refer to him.


    David Thomas Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert W. Hughes Jr.

    I can highly recommend Robert. We worked together on a case recently that had a favorable outcome. Without Robert's attention to the minute details, the case would have been very difficult to win. I can recommend Robert to anyone looking for assistance in a civil litigation matter, and most certainly in a probate proceeding.


    Robert Hughes Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach, LLP

Two Ravinia Drive
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA, 30346



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199608/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubble2015
Georgia Top Lawyers 2015 - LitigationAtlanta Journal-Constitution/ Wall Street Journal2015
Georgia Top Lawyers 2015 - Trusts and EstateAtlanta Journal-Constitution/ Wall Street Journal2015
Georgia Top Lawyers 2015 - Commercial LitigationAtlanta Journal-Constitution/ Wall Street Journal2015
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubble2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubble2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCaldwell & Watson, LLP1999 - Present
AssociateFranzen & Salzano1997 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fiduciary Law InstituteMember2002 - Present
GPNAMember2000 - Present
Georgia Supreme CourtMember1999 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsMember1999 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association Litigation SectionMember1999 - Present
Atlanta Bar Fiduciary Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1996 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Sims v. Heath, 258 Ga. App. 681, 577 S.E.2d 789 (2002)Multi-million Dollar Verdict Affirmed
Kothari v. Patel 262 Ga. App. 168, 585 S.E.2d 97 (2003)Multi-million Dollar Verdict Affirmed
Shepherd Interiors v. City of Atlanta, 263 Ga. App. 869, 589 S.E.2d 640 (2003);Favorable Settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
53 Consumer Fin. L.Q. Rep. 34 (1999)Defense Strategies in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Litigation 53 Consumer Fin. L.Q. Rep. 34 (1999))1999


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Indiana UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Atlanta Business Owners AssociationAvoiding a Lawsuit With Your Business Partner2006