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Craig William Carlson

Litigation Attorney at Killeen, TX

5.0   18 reviews

Licensed for 33 years

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A former JAG Officer with the U.S. Army, Carlson Law Firm Managing Partner, Craig W. Carlson had a vision of legal services deeply rooted in customer service from the very inception of his firm. His dream for a different kind of law firm that put clients first soon became reality, expanding from a single location in Killeen, Texas to 14 statewide office locations. A graduate from the University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Carlson left his position of Senior Trial Defense Counsel in the U.S. Army in 1994. The experience he gained in the Army helped him jumpstart his practice in the civilian world, where he focuses on personal injury, mass tort, medical malpractice, and military law.

As a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association and a long list of industry groups, Carlson’s continued efforts to learn, teach and improve the legal climate is combined with his desire to offer a voice to injured clients.

When Craig was young, his family was unable to afford an attorney to represent them against a Nebraska city trying to take a portion of his family’s farmland for water rights. Rather than allow this injustice, 12-year-old Craig stood up on behalf of his family. The outcome? His family was able to keep their land and the future Managing Partner of The Carlson Law Firm claimed his first legal victory.

Fast forward to 2019, Craig recovered millions of dollars in damages for injured clients. The achievements of The Carlson Law Firm stem from more than 40 years of hard work to be the voice for clients throughout Texas and the United States. A well-respected attorney in his field, Carlson has been influential in the careers of many up and coming, as well as already established, personal injury attorneys.

For more than four decades, he has represented clients in auto accident, 18-wheeler, product liability, mass tort, and countless other claims.

In the early years of The Carlson Law Firm, clients began turning to Craig for representation because of his budding reputation as a tireless and diligent attorney working to provide his clients with a voice against big industry players. His early successes led to continued growth within the firm—expanding from its Killeen office and a handful of attorneys and staff to now boasting 14 locations across Texas, more than 40 attorneys, and over 100 legal support staff. Despite the wide reach of The Carlson Law Firm and its Managing Partner, the firm continues to serve clients with the same patron-focused service that has been its standard since opening its doors.

Under Craig’s direction, The Carlson Law Firm provides every client with its signature customer service. This top-notch customer service allows the firm to maintain the Managing Partner’s long-time promise to everyone who walks into a Carlson Law Firm location, “We care. We can help.”

In addition, Craig has long believed that he owes his success to his personal drive to serve his community. As a result, he has always made it a point to hire employees for their heart. Noticing his attorney’s off-the-clock charitable work, Craig decided to launch Carlson Cares. Carlson Cares is the charitable initiative of The Carlson Law Firm dedicated to strengthening the communities we serve through building strong relationships with neighbors, friends, and family.

During his decades-long career, Craig has earned several awards and honors. He is recognized as a Super Lawyer and is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.As a member of the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Bell County Bar Association, Fort Hood Bar Association, Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Lawyers and the Christian Legal Society, Carlson stays active within the legal community and continues to regard the experience and knowledge of his peers.

He is also an active member in his local community through membership in the Rotary Club of Killeen Heights where he served as President from 2001-2002, membership in the Association of the United States Army and as a past President of the Greater Fort Hood Area United Way. Additionally, Craig held a position on the Texas A&M University-Central Texas Foundation Board of Directors.

Craig’s plans for the successful law firm shows no sign of slowing. Each day, he continues to work diligently to provide clients across the nation the same advocacy that draws clients to his business.

 

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Licensed for 33 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1994
Updated 10/23/2022
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 10/14/2022

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

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The Carlson Law Firm
100 East Central Texas Expy
Killeen, TX, 76541
The Carlson Law Firm
2010 SW HK Dodgen Loop
Suite 201
Temple, TX, 76504
The Carlson Law Firm, P.C.
3919 W. Waco Drive
Waco, TX, 76710
The Carlson Law Firm
11606 N. IH-35
Austin, TX, 78731
The Carlson Law Firm
1717 N. IH- 35
Suite 305
Round Rock, TX, 78664
The Carlson Law Firm
135 W Slaughter Ln
Suite A
Austin, TX, 78748
The Carlson Law Firm
1121 Briarcrest Drive, Suite 200
Bryan, TX, 77802
The Carlson Law Firm
6243 IH-10 W
Suite 205
San Antonio, TX, 78238
The Carlson Law Firm
618 SW Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX, 78221
The Carlson Law Firm
10101 Quaker Ave
Lubbock, TX, 79424
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Posted by Antonio C. | March 21, 2013
Very Very Happy!
Great job on my case. Very very happy with the results!
Posted by SCB | May 2, 2013
Prompt and Professional
Carlson Law Firm handled my case in a prompt and professional manner. Questions and concerns were handled as soon as possible.
Posted by Shaniqua | September 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I have had a great experience working with The Carlson Law Firm. They were very attentive with my case and kept constant communication. I would refer anyone here.
Posted by Gwen | September 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I love, love, love the Carlson Law Firm.
They took my case with no problem. They treated me like family. The Carlson Law Firm got me a nice satisfying settlement for my case. If you are in question on a claim that you may have pending, just call The Carlson Law Firm. They have all the help you need.
Posted by Mari Ann | December 9, 2014
Truly cared
I've received great help with my case from the Carlson Law Firm. They made sure I had a full understanding of the steps we had to take and truly cared about the help I received.
Posted by Betty | December 8, 2014
I was very pleased with my case!
I was very pleased with my case. It took a short time and I will use this firm again and recommend to friends and family. Very prompted, understanding and friendly. They do what they say they are going to do!
Posted by Lauren G. | December 8, 2014
Very Professional!
Being in a major accident is one of the most difficult experiences to go through in your life. The Carlson Law Firm provided professional assistance within 24 hours of the accident. Having suffered major injuries -both emotionally and physically, the staff was sympathetic to my concerns and were only a phone call away keeping in constant contact with me as I worked through the aftermath. Carlson Law Firm provided results and I was pleased with the outcome of the case. Great honest team. Very professional! Thank you!
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Posted by Thomas | August 18, 2014
Helped me out in a big way
The Carlson Law Firm helped me out in a big way. They answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Thank you for all your help. Highly recommend.
Posted by Taylor B. | July 24, 2014
Very helpful throughout my entire case
I found The Carlson Law Firm to be very helpful throughout my entire case. They took great care of me through medical issues, provided me with counseling and were patient with me and my schedule as a student with two part-time jobs. The whole process went rather smoothly and I would recommend The Carlson Law Firm to anyone thinking about needing an attorney. Hopefully nothing happens again like this, but if it does, I'm calling them again!
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Posted by Lynn H. | September 2, 2013
They Lifted a Heavy Burden Off My Shoulders
Working with Carlson Law Firm made an unhappy time in my life, a lot less stressful. They lifted a heavy burden off my shoulders!
Posted by Jesus | July 24, 2013
Very Happy With the Outcome
We are very happy with the outcome of this legal matter. We appreciate the assistance that we got from this law firm when it came to legal advice. Thanks for the help and assistance!
Posted by Amy L. | July 2, 2013
I couldn't of asked for a better attorney to help!
I was in a car collision in June of '09. Was hurt way worse than I thought I was. I then turned to The Carlson Law Firm for legal help and they did that and much more. I couldn't of asked for a better attorney to help. I had to go through two surgeries, one minor, one major. It was a four year experience. I would never choose to do it again but if I had to I would pick Savannah and Craig all over. Could of never asked for more from them.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2013
Extremely Pleased!
I want to thank you and everyone at the Carson Law Firm for your courteous assistance in the handling of this matter. It is much appreciated! I have been extremely pleased with the high level of professionalism and exceptional service I have experienced from everyone at the firm.
Posted by Yuni | February 15, 2013
They Helped Me Get Through
I was introduced to Carlson Law Firm by one of my best friends after an auto accident injury. They helped me get through healing my body and working on my claims. My legal assistant was great. I appreciate all the work they did for my claim. I recommend this law firm for your auto injuries.
Posted by Kevin | January 22, 2013
Whenever I Needed Them They Were Right There
I would like to greatly appreciate Carlson Law Firm here in Killeen, Tx. They have helped me thru my tough times throughout this past year with my car accident. Whenever I needed them they were right there beside me defending me. They took care of everything I needed all I had to do was go to my doctor appts. If anyone needs any legal advice or someone that truly cares about you I would recommend stopping by Carlson Law Firm in Killeen Tx.
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Posted by Angel B. | January 22, 2013
Extremely Helpful and Supportive
I have been to Carlson for 3 incidents. In all 3 incidents, they have been extremely helpful and supportive of the situation with great advice. I would recommend the company to anyone seeking legal advice on ANY situation.
Posted by Harold A. | January 2, 2013
Very Pleased!
I am very pleased with the service that The Carlson Law Firm provided me. They kept me up to date on everything and stayed in contact with me throughout the process until the case was settled. No problems at all. I would recommend this law firm to anyone who needs help on their case.
Posted by S.G. | December 19, 2012
Would Recommend to Others
The Carlson Law Firm was great. I was in contact with the law firm for several months. They were able to do everything on time and explained everything well so that we were able to understand. I would recommend The Carlson Law Firm to other people because they provide good service in a timely manner. I was very pleased with the service they provided myself and other family members.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Carlson Law Firm
  • 1994 - Present
  • Chief of Legal Assistance
  • U.S. Army Jag Corps
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Senior Trial Defense Counsel
  • U.S. Army Jag Corps
  • 1989 - 1992

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • B.A.S.
  • 1986

Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Bell County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Fort Hood Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
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  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
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  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of the United States Army
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 25 Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The Lawyer's Logbook
  • Troubles with Tractor Trailer Litigation
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (6)
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Craig. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Carlson. Mr. Carlson is highly knowledgeable about the law. He is an excellent attorney and stands up for his clients rights."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Killeen Litigation Lawyer Craig William Carlson
Craig William Carlson
Litigation Attorney
Killeen, TX
Licensed for 33 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available