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Robert Carlson is a partner with Caldwell, Propst & Deloach, LLP (f/k/a Caldwell & Watson) 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 where he was a recipient of the James Lewis Parks and Stephen Kraft Memorial Scholarships. 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.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    20 years, 850 cases
  2. Probate: 10%
  3. Trusts: 10%



Hourly ($375-395/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas George Tidwell

    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.


    Thomas Tidwell Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Melody A. Glouton

    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.


    Melody Glouton Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach, LLP

Two Ravinia Drive
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA, 30346


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top Lawyer - 2016Atlanta Journal-Constitution2016
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubble2016
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Georgia Top Lawyers 2015 - Commercial LitigationAtlanta Journal-Constitution/ Wall Street Journal2015
Georgia Top Lawyers 2015 - Trusts and EstateAtlanta Journal-Constitution/ Wall Street Journal2015
Georgia Top Lawyers 2015 - LitigationAtlanta Journal-Constitution/ Wall Street Journal2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubble2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubble2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCaldwell, Propst & DeLoach, LLP (f/k/a Caldwell & Watson, LLP)1999 - Present
AssociateFranzen & Salzano1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fiduciary Law InstituteMember2002 - Present
GPNAMember2000 - Present
Georgia Supreme CourtMember1999 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsMember1999 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association Litigation SectionMember1999 - Present
Atlanta Bar Fiduciary Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1996 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sims v. Heath, 258 Ga. App. 681, 577 S.E.2d 789 (2002)Multi-million Dollar Verdict Affirmed
Kothari v. Patel 262 Ga. App. 168, 585 S.E.2d 97 (2003)Multi-million Dollar Verdict Affirmed
Shepherd Interiors v. City of Atlanta, 263 Ga. App. 869, 589 S.E.2d 640 (2003);Favorable Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Indiana UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Atlanta Business Owners AssociationAvoiding a Lawsuit With Your Business Partner2006