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Carl Leslie Christensen

Personal injury Attorney at Overland Park, KS

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 11 years
    Kansas - KS 20 years
    Texas - TX 13 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    13 years, 5 cases

  2. Personal injury

    13 years, 50 cases

  3. Criminal defense

    20 years, 200 cases

  4. Military law

    20 years, 500 cases

I am an experienced trial attorney with years of experience in civil litigation, criminal defense, and military law.  My civil litigation practice is diverse and includes railroad litigation, employment law, and personal injury.  In my previous service on active duty in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, I served as both a prosecutor and a defense counsel, and have represented hundreds of clients, from the rank of Private all the way to General Officer, in a wide variety of adverse actions.  Although my reputation as a thorough, aggressive, tireless litigator enables me to negotiate favorable resolutions to many cases, I will not hesitate to take a case to trial and fight to win justice for my clients, and I have done so with success on dozens and dozens of occasions.  


P.O. Box 25652
Overland Park, KS, 66225

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Posted by Daniel | July 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top-Notch Advocate
I have worked with Carl throughout the years. Carl has always been a formable opponent, and there is nothing he wouldn't do for his clients. Specifically, I recall that Carl was willing to risk his career to advocate for his client and to defend his interest. He is definitely my first option for personal injury cases in Kansas City!
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Posted by Pablo | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for the help
I have found Carl to be very effective in getting me the settlement from my accident that I deserved. He was very professional and yet demanding in my cause. Thanks again Carl.
Posted by Jodie | August 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
RCIA sponsor at Cure of Ars Catholic Church
I met and got to know Carl Christensen as he accompanied his brother in law through the RCIA process at our church. He was faithful weekly, participated, was helpful, informed, and overall, an asset to the group. I enjoyed getting to know him, and hope that his new venture will be highly rewarding for him.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and consultative
Carl made me feel that my legal issue was important, and that I was more than just another case. He took a consultative approach to my resolving my my case, and I would highly recommend his services if you are ever in need of legal representation.
Posted by Chris | November 12, 2014
An Attorney that Stands Above the Rest....
Carl Christensen represented me recently and successfully cleared me in my case. He is an amazing and compassionate attorney, who truly cares about helping you get justice. He always went the extra mile to exhaust every option available. He promptly answered any calls, letters or emails which helps alleviate the tremendous stress you may carry. His legal knowledge is incredible and it's comforting knowing you have someone like Carl representing you with such integrity. He is meticulous and confident in his approach. I highly recommend Carl Christensen because you will be hard pressed to find a more professional and trustworthy attorney. He is the BEST and will go above and beyond to assist you in your case. He currently works at the law firm of Yeretsky & Maher, LLC in Overland Park, Kansas. It's nice to know that someone like Carl will be on your side when you need it most. Thanks Carl!
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Response from Carl Christensen July 28, 2016
Thanks Chris for the review! I'm now with ACT Law Firm, LLC in Overland Park, KS.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • ACT Law Firm, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Yeretsky & Maher, LLC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Senior Defense Counsel
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Trial Counsel (Prosecutor)
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps
  • 2004 - 2007
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Texas Christian University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wilson/Romesburg v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.
  • Defense Verdict
  • Shearer v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.
  • Plaintiff verdict of $7,500
  • United States v. ________
  • Favorable


  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2010
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Claims Training Meeting
  • Railroad Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (11)
Endorse Carl
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Highly recommend this lawyer. The best of the best. Carl is a tireless advocate for his clients and frankly one of the best trial lawyers that I know. If Carl agrees to take on a case you know he is going to take it all the way to get the best outcome possible. My highest recommendation."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carl is an extremely talented and dedicated trial attorney, with an innovative approach to strategy and case presentation."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carl is an exceptional litigator. His presence in the courtroom is unparalleled. He is aggressive, efficient, highly intelligent, and fights hard for his clients. He prevailed in the vast majority of the cases he tried while we were working together. He has an exceptional track record, and a very bright future."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I fully endorse Carl Christensen. A born litigator, he is dedicated and tenatious. I previously worked with Carl when we were both active duty Army defense counsel. He never ceased to obtain the very best results for his clients, working tirelessly for each and every one. He is the kind of advocate you want on your team."