Daryl is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law (as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization). A certified specialist is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of the law.
A certified specialist must have passed a written examination, demonstrated a high level of experience, fulfilled ongoing education requirements, and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys familiar with his work.
The State Bar of California certifies specialists to help the public identify attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law and to encourage attorney proficiency in those fields.
Daryl has practiced law in California since 1978 both as a sole practictioner and as a member of some of Southern California’s leading law firms. He has received the highest peer rating (AV®) in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell.
Daryl is a past Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association Estate Planning, Probate and Trusts Section. He has also served as Chairman of the Probate Section for the San Bernardino County Bar Association.
In 1975 Daryl graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University (“BYU”) with a B.A. in economics. He then pursued his legal education at J. Reuben Clark Law School (“JRC”) at BYU where he graduated magna cum laude in 1978 and was designated a “J. Reuben Clark Scholar” upon graduation. He also received the JRC Faculty award for “High Standards of Preparation and Performance in the Classroom.”
Daryl is the author of California Estate Planning (A Layman’s Guide). He has lectured on estate planning topics for California Continuing Education of the Bar and for attorney bar associations and community groups.
Redlands, California has been the home of Daryl’s private law practice for the past 15 years. His office is located in a lovely, family-owned Victorian house in downtown Redlands.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), Daryl has provided a lifetime of service. He and his wife, Vallorie, have five children and nine grandchildren. They believe that strong families are the foundation of a healthy society.
Languages Spoken: French
Licensed since 1978
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law||The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization||1993|
|J. Reuben Clark Scholar||J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU)||1978|
|"High Standards of Preparation and Performance in the Classroom"||J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU)||1978|
|Magna Cum Laude||J. Reuben Clark Law School||1978|
|American Jurisprudence 2d Award, Commercial Law I||The Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company||1977|
|Dean's List of the College of Social Sciences||Brigham Young University||1975|
|Distinguished Student Award Nominee - Economics Department||Brigham Young University||1975|
|Distinguished Air Force ROTC Cadet||Air Force ROTC||1975|
|Summa Cum Laude||Brigham Young University||1975|
|Vice-Commandant's Award||Air Force ROTC||1974|
|AFROTC Scholarship||Air Force ROTC - BYU||1974|
|Owner - Attorney||Law Office of Daryl H. Carlson||1995 - 2010|
|Partner||Gresham, Varner, Savage, Nolan & Tilden||1995 - 1995|
|Attorney||Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye||1987 - 1987|
|Of Counsel||Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth||1984 - 1985|
|Shareholder - Attorney||Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth||1983 - 1984|
|Associate Attorney||Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth||1981 - 1983|
|Partner||Kettley & Carlson||1980 - 1981|
|Associate Attorney||Rutan & Tucker||1978 - 1979|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Rotary Club of Redlands||Member||2008 - Present|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate Section||Chairman||1998 - 1998|
|Estate Planning Council of San Bernardino County||Director||1997 - 2001|
|San Bernardino County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section||Officer||1994 - Present|
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints||Bishop||1993 - 1998|
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints||Stake President||1992 - 2010|
|Orange County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate & Trusts Section||Chairman||1992 - 1992|
|Orange County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate & Trusts Section||Vice-Chair||1991 - 1991|
|Orange County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate & Trusts Section||Secretary||1990 - 1990|
|United States Tax Court||Member||1983 - Present|
|Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society||Member||1980 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Member||1979 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1978 - Present|
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints||Missionary to France||1970 - 1972|
|Orange COunty Chapter of the American Society of CLU ChFC||Group Term LIfe Insurance and the Life Insurance Trust||1990|
|Daryl H. Carlson, Attorney at Law||Callifornia Estate Planning: A Layman's Guide||1986|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Brigham Young University||Economics||Undergraduate - BA||1975|
|San Bernardino County Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Section||Disclaimers||1998|
|Cal State University, San Bernardino||Financial & Estate Planning in Today's Economic Environment||1993|
|Rockwell - Retiring on Your Terms||Estate Planning||1992|
|Orange County Estate Planning Council||Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982 and the Revocable Trust||1992|
|Long Beach Estate Planning/Probate Section Seminar||Practice Tips in Drafting Revocable Living Trusts||1992|
|Continuing Learning Experience||California Estate Planning||1992|
|Orange County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Section||Practice Tips in Drafting Revocable Living Trusts||1991|
|Imperial Valley Business Forum||Estate Planning Overview||1987|
|California Continuing Education of the Bar||Planning the Small Estate||1984|