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Edward David Carlson Jr.

About Edward Carlson

About me

Biography: Edward D. Carlson was born in New Jersey.  He founded the firm with Paul Meissner in 1971.  He has served as a municipal judge for the cities of Bellaire and Safety Harbor, Florida.  Ed has been married for more than 40 years and has four grown children and five grandchildren.

Position: Edward D. Carlson is a co-founder of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.  He co-founded the firm in 1971.

Areas of Practice:

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Clearwater Bar Association (Current member, past member of the Board of Directors)
  • Admitted to practice in Florida, 1967
  • Admitted to practice in Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981


  • J.D. University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1966
  • B.A. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1963

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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