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Robert Scott Carlson

Litigation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Robert Carlson, Rob Carlson

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    80%
    Fiduciary Litigation involving Trusts Estates, Business and Closely Held Corporate/Shareholder Disputes.

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Probate
    10%

  3. Trusts
    10%

Robert Carlson is a managing partner with Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & Deloach, LLP whose practice focuses on trust and estate litigation, will contests, fiduciary litigation, and business disputes. Mr. Carlson received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1991 and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1996.  Mr. Carlson has been admitted to practice in all of Georgia's state and federal trial and appellate courts. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and Litigation and Estate and Probate Sections of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Location

Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP
6 Concourse Parkway
Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA, 30328

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Reviews

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Posted by Thomas | May 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
I have had the pleasure of working with Rob as co-counsel on several cases the past few years. He is smart, works hard and doesnt miss any details. I would highly recommend Rob for any litigation-related matter.
Posted by Jeff | October 7, 2014
Review - Attorney Rob Carlson
I was referred to Rob by my attorney when we realized we needed assistance with litigating the settlement of an estate. Due to the size and complexity of the assets and participants involved, Rob was recommended due to his knowledge of the matters at hand, his experience and his aggressive performance in the courtroom. He teamed easily with my attorney and together they worked through a very difficult uphill battle. Keeping me informed regularly, he would patiently explain the latest development, explain my options and make recommendations. Our team achieved a great victory and we couldn't have come out better. I wholeheartedly recommend Rob for anyone anticipating time in court.
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Posted by Bill | October 7, 2014
Probate conflict
Despite my doubts about the utility of any online reference or evaluation service, Mr. Carlson of Caldwell and Watson is worthy of high recommendation. Having dealt with a number of firms and attorneys, Carlson and his firm are standouts in acumen and craft. My experience throughout was consistently informed, involved, and engaged.
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Posted by Pamela | June 10, 2013
Review of the Exceptional Law Practice of Robert Carlson
Two lawyers recommended Robert Carlson to me, each describing him as an outstanding litigator. I have been his client for nearly four years and his representation of me has far exceeded---and continues to exceed my expectations. Mr. Carlson's collaborative approach to the attorney/client relationship is central to his practice and sets him apart from other lawyers. He is a tireless advocate and, exceedingly important, he listens. He wants his clients to fully understand each step of the process and encourages them to be involved. He maintains an open and ongoing dialogue and is always ready and willing to explain difficult aspects of the case --- or the not so difficult. I know from experience that no question is too small or insignificant for him to devote his time and attention to providing a comprehensive answer. On more than one occasion he has included with his explanation a copy of the text of particular case law. Mr. Carlson's follow-through is exemplary as is his follow-up with his clients He is consistently reliable and responsive, replying to e-mails immediately and seamlessly passing on to the client information he has received pertaining to the case. He can always be counted on to be accessible. If he will be out of the office for a trial or other reason he informs his clients; and in his absence his outstanding legal assistants provide any timely information and pass on to him any questions. Mr. Carlson's skills, experience, knowledge, and his record of success have earned him the respect of his colleagues and the confidence of his clients. Because of his integrity, his judgment and his exceptional practice of law, Rob Carlson has earned my complete confidence and trust.
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Posted by Paula | December 20, 2010
Robert Scott Carlson, an excellent attorney, highly recommended
Rob has represented us in a very professional manner as defendants in probation of a will that included claims of undue influence, lack of capacity, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty. His representation has always been first-class and we felt confident from the beginning that he truly excels in his field. His communication skills are excellent, he always thinks ahead, stays focused, is supportive, and it has been a pleasure to work with him. WIthout hesitation, we highly recommend him to anyone needing legal representation involving any aspect of estate matters and litigation. His commitment to excellence is unquestionable.
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Posted by Charles | December 14, 2010
Highly professional
Rob Carlson is a fine example of a professional in his practice of the law. In a lengthy (2 years) litigation that carried all the way to the State Supreme Court our family felt, even with his busy schedule, that he was providing the best of representation for our side. During many contacts, emails and phone conversations over that period of time, you become very aware of a persons ability and knowledge along with his desire to do a good job for his client. Rob never disappointed at any point in our case, a case that we did eventually prevail. I have referred other clients to him lately and they to were very pleased with the representation he provided for them. He a fine lawyer a a real credit to his profession and we felt fortunate in having him represent us.
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Posted by Phill | December 13, 2010
Very diligent, practical and competent
Rob is accessible, competent and diligent. We have worked on several matters and this is very consistent. I highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-550 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP (f/k/a Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach, LLP)
  • 1999 - Present
  • Associate
  • Franzen & Salzano
  • 1997 - 1999

Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • GAUSE v. FIDELITY BANK Court of Appeals of Georgia; Case No. A15A0284.
  • Favorable Ruling
  • Canterbury v. Canterbury
  • Favorable Judgment and Settlement (seven figures)
  • In Re: Estate of Sharpe
  • Favorable Settlement
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Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Fiduciary Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • GPNA
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Fiduciary Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer -- Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer -- Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer -- Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer -- Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer -- Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer - 2016
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Georgia Top Lawyers 2015 - Litigation
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution/ Wall Street Journal
  • 2015
  • Georgia Top Lawyers 2015 - Trusts and Estate
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution/ Wall Street Journal
  • 2015
  • Georgia Top Lawyers 2015 - Commercial Litigation
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution/ Wall Street Journal
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • 2013
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Publications

  • 53 Consumer Fin. L.Q. Rep. 34 (1999)
  • Defense Strategies in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Litigation 53 Consumer Fin. L.Q. Rep. 34 (1999))
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Atlanta Business Owners Association
  • Avoiding a Lawsuit With Your Business Partner
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (18)
Endorse Robert
Litigation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Rob on several cases over the past few years. He is smart, hard working and has an uncanny attention to detail. He is a good lawyer, and I highly recommend him for any litigation-related matter."
Trusts Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob and I have worked together on several matters and I have found him to be a highly skilled trust and estate litigator. He is extremely knowledgeable with regard to fiduciary disputes and we have referred clients to Rob on many occasions."
Litigation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob is a very skilled litigator. He is my go-to for probate and trust litigation. Rob is adept at breaking down complex strategy. He gets my highest recommendation and endorsement."
Probate Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rob for over ten years and have found him to be intelligent, honest and hardworking. I have confidence that he will capably represent clients that I refer to him."
Probate Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can highly recommend Robert. We worked together on a case recently that had a favorable outcome. Without Robert's attention to the minute details, the case would have been very difficult to win. I can recommend Robert to anyone looking for assistance in a civil litigation matter, and most certainly in a probate proceeding."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob has handled quite a few cases for my clients, and I have worked with him on several of those cases. He is definitely one of my main "go to" guys when I am referring clients to a litigator. He is very thorough and knows when to be aggressive. I strongly recommend him as a civil litigator, especially in the areas of fiduciary litigation, business litigation, and domestic relations."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob is a bright, quick-witted lawyer who will aggressively pursue the best interests of his cient. He is very comfortable handling complex legal matters with complicated fact patterns, and he is not afraid to blaze new trails in areas of the law devoid of much guiding case law. He is reasonable to deal with and maintains the highest ethical and professional standards. I endorse him without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob is a tenacious litigator with a strong ethical practice and great feel for client relations. He and I represented different defendants in a very complex, high-value matter that lasted for several years. Rob was a very strong advocate for his clients throughout the case, and was an excellent strategist with many creative ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him, and he did a tremendous job for his clients. I do not hestitate in recommending Rob."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rob is skilled advocate and does outstanding work for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Rob Carlson on a number of complex and highly contested matters in litigation. I have found him to be proficient with great attention to detail. He is professional and skilled in navagating discovery with opposing counsel and accomplished in getting to the heart of an issue early."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob Carlson is an exceptional attorney. He serves his clients with a strong commitment to advocacy and displays the highest ethical and professional standards. He has my highest recommendation."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Rob for about 5 years at Caldwell & Watson. He is certainly a lawyer with whom you "want to go war." We worked on numerous estate and business litigation matters together. Rob is knowledgeable about the law and understands the bottom line: how to get results for his client. I have never hesitated to recommend Rob to handle even the most complex matters."
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