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Practice areas


  1. Construction: 35%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 35%
    17 years, 200 cases
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
    16 years
  4. LLC: 15%
    11 years



Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I have known Carter for 15 + years. My first contact with his work is when he and I both worked for a large Insurance company. He was hired to as a construction defect expert lawyer, and I was charged with auditing legal files nationwide. As an auditor, I found Carter's legal work to be exemplary . He is organized, a strategic thinker, excellent at his craft and dedicated to client service.


    Gregory Dent
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Kellie Susan Christianson

    Carter is extremely bright and conscientious. I've referred friends to him in the past and would confidently do so again.


    Kellie Christianson Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

668 N Coast Hwy # 1223
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651


COAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199901/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Getz v. R&B BuildersSeven figure settlement- confidential
McConnell v. McConnell$650,000 judgment plus half of all costs and attorney fees recovered
Shady Canyon$225,000 settlement of claims against general contractor related to defects and cracking of smooth stucco finish
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - BerkeleyRhetoricBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Laguna Beach Hgh SchoolN/AHS1982
Cate SchoolN/AN/A1981