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Attorney John B. Carlson has been practicing law in Erie and the surrounding area for over 20 years.  During this time, he has defended thousands of citizens charged with a wide range of crimes and represented hundreds of people who have been injured as a resulf of another's negligence.


While much of Attorney Carlson’s practice involves DUI defense, Attorney Carlson also handles cases ranging from minor traffic offenses to the most serious felony charges, including murder.  In addition, he handles cases for people injured as a result of car crashes, medical malpractice, defective products, defective pharmaceutical drugs and other type of injuries.


Having been on the winning side of some of Erie County’s most highly publicized cases, his successes have been reported on TV, in newspapers and over the internet.


In addition to his success in the courtroom, Attorney Carlson is also recognized for his hard work and experienced negotiating and plea bargaining skills.


While most cases can be amicably resolved before going to court, if a trial is the only way to vindicate his clients’ rights, Attorney Carlson is recognized as a lawyer who is not afraid to try cases.  As demonstrated by his trial successes, his aggressive efforts and attention to detail have resulted in many wrongfully accused citizens being rightfully acquitted and many innocently injured victims being fully compensated for their pain and losses.


To achieve success in the cases he handles, Attorney Carlson utilizes a unique combination of personal and professional skills. His training includes not only his college and law school studies, but an ongoing study of the ever-changing laws.  Each year, he takes part in extensive legal-education courses often exceeding the requirements of the State Board.  Furthermore, beyond his professional education, Attorney Carlson knows how to listen, investigate, prepare, and then articulate his client’s case with the skill necessary to bring about successful results.


In a field that demands up-to-date knowledge, sound judgment, attention to detail, skilled presentation and inexhaustible energy, these characteristics personify Attorney John Carlson.                                      


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821state St
Erie, PA, 16501-1316


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