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Biography: Edward D. Carlson was born in New Jersey.  He founded the firm with Paul Meissner in 1971.  He has served as a municipal judge for the cities of Bellaire and Safety Harbor, Florida.  Ed has been married for more than 40 years and has four grown children and five grandchildren.

Position: Edward D. Carlson is a co-founder of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.  He co-founded the firm in 1971.

Areas of Practice:

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Clearwater Bar Association (Current member, past member of the Board of Directors)

  • Admitted to practice in Florida, 1967

  • Admitted to practice in Colorado, 1999

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1968

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1977

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1978

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981


  • J.D. University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1966

  • B.A. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1963

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%

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Contact info

The Law Offices of Carlson & Meissner

250 N. Belcher Rd.
Suite 102
Clearwater, FL, 33765-2622


FLMember in Good Standing196706/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clearwater Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Clearwater Bar AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
University of South FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1963