With 35 years of experience, I have the knowledge, skills and determination to defend your rights!I have successfully defended clients for over 35 years in both Federal and State courts.A DUI / DWI can drastically affect your life. There are many ways to fight this type of charge.
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1980||02/12/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent Client Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Preeminent Client Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Preeminent Client Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Preeminent Client Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Preeminent Client Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Preeminent Client Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Governor's Special Recognition Award||Governor John N Dalton||1982|
|Governor's Legal Excellence Award||Governor John N. Dalton||1982|
|Senior Partner||Carlson & Collier||2002 - Present|
|Partner||Esposito, Coleman & Carlson||1982 - 2002|
|Executive Counsel to Governor John N. Dalton||Virginia Court Of Appeals||1980 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||1996 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||Member||1992 - Present|
|Henrico County Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia||Member||1982 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia||Member||1982 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1980 - Present|
|Henrico County Bar Association, Admissions Committee||Co-chair||1988 - 1989|
|Richmond Criminal Bar Association||Past Co-chair||1986 - 1988|
|Richmond Criminal Bar Association||Member||1982 - 2000|
|Drug Charges & DUI Charge Against Man Stopped for Defective Muffler Dismissed||Charges Dropped|
|Woman Wrongly Charged with Assault on a Police Officer||Charge Dismissed|
|See all legal cases|
|US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia||London-Rivera v Virginia||2001|
|Virginia Supreme Court||Bailey v Lancaster Ruritan Recreation Association||1998|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|University of Notre Dame||Government||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Henrico County||Criminal Defense in Today's Courtroom||2015|
|Weighing the Cost of Law School||Should I Read Law in Virginia||2014|
|Child Sex Abuse Cases||Taint in Child Child Sex Abuse Cases||2013|
|Trial Tactics||Sexual Abuse in Family Law Cases||2012|
|Forensic Evidence Seminar||Sex Offenders||2010|
Posted by anonymous
David Carlson explained everything that could possibly happen with my charge. He advised me as to the strategy he thought would be the most effective. He returned every phone call and answered every question. (there were quite a few, as I was terrified) He met with me before court to discuss everything one last time. While in the courtroom, he spoke with both the Judge and Prosecutor. I approached the bench said my name and how sorry I was. Much to my surprise, that was it! The charges were dropped and I was free to go. I would DEFINITELY recommend David Carlson.
Posted by anonymous
I cannot emphasize enough the positive impact Mr. Carlson had on my life in such a difficult time. When you’re in a tight spot I could not recommend a better advocate to have on your team than Mr. Carlson. He negates all of the negative stereotypes associated with defense attorneys. He truly cares about his clients well being way beyond just his legal obligations. For example I came into his office needing not only legal help but he could see I needed medical help as well. He took the time out of his day to research and find a physician that specified in treating my condition and personally drove me to see this doctor that evening. He gave me his home, office, and personal cell number where he always returned my calls by the end of the day. Mr. Carlson used his professional legal skill, his knowledge of the local legal system and it's players, and his overall interest in my long term health and wellbeing to make a very positive outcome in my case. I can honestly say Mr. Carlson was one of the main contributors to turning my life around for the positive. I would recommend anyone who has the need for an excellent defense attorney to look no further than Mr. Carlson.
Posted by dmarklynnjr
David Carlson has been our family lawyer for years and has successfully represented us in different courts around Richmond Virginia. He is a hardworking, no nonsense attorney who understands the law and gets positive results. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an experienced lawyer.
Posted by anonymous
David represented my daughter during a difficult situation with extremely favorable results. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a skilled attorney.
Posted by Dennis
We parents always worry about and try to protect our children. This past year my son gave me occasion for both with a DUI charge. I hired David Carlson to represent my son. He immediately began to position our case. He returned all of my calls and answered all of our questions. Mr. Carlson and his staff were professional and courteous. With hard work he was able to get the charges dismissed. I would highly recommend David Carlson of Carlson & Collier to anyone in need of legal representation. Thank you.
Posted by John
Mr. Carlson has represented me several times with favorable outcomes. He tells like it is, extremely knowledgeable and I trust him from business issues, personal injury to traffic violations, his advise and hard work got me the results I wanted. I refer him to anyone that asked if I know a good Lawyer. He was referred to me by a friend over 30 years ago...he is my Lawyer for life.
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