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Carl is an experienced litigator.  He was born and raised in Layton, Utah. He attended Weber State University, majoring in Psychology, and then later the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he obtained his J.D.

In law school Carl found his passion for litigation and excelled in trial advocacy obtaining the highest grade in trial ad and the CALI award in advanced trial advocacy.  In addition, he successfully completed the Litigation Skills Program of Concentrated study, with a criminal emphasis.

After graduation, he moved to Lexington, Nebraska where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases, at both the misdemeanor and felony levels, handling countless Motions to Suppress along with both bench and jury trials; Carl boasts having never lost a DUI bench or jury trial.  In addition to learning to be the most effective and persuasive in the courtroom, Carl dedicated himself to gaining as much knowledge as possible on DUI.  To that end, he went on numerous ride-a-longs, which provided him with a unique understanding of  DUI enforcement in the field.  Also, he became qualified to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and successfully completed the SFST instructor course; qualifying him to teach and evaluate law enforcement on proper SFST administration.

In addition to being knowledgeable and experienced as a SFST instructor, Carl Anderson, although he is not certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), attended several law enforcement refresher trainings and has handled several cases involving DRE.  This has given him the added expertise to competently defend against DUI drug charges.

Carl uses his love of litigation, his understanding of courtroom decorum, his knowledge of trial advocacy, his attention to detail and commitment to excellence, and most importantly his unique experience and training to ensure that all of his clients, from bankruptcy, to divorce, to criminal law, get the best possible result.

Carl is a father of five and speaks fluent Spanish.  He is licensed in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. In addition to handling criminal matters, Carl also handles Bankruptcies and Family Law matters. He is a member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    9 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
    9 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    9 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%
    9 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan G Miller

    Carl did a great job handling a matter for a client. He helped make their difficult issue much more manageable and helped them during a difficult time. I would recommend him to anyone.


    Jonathan Miller Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Contact info

Anderson, Matheson & Peshell

5383 South 900 East, Suite 205
Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

Rammell Law

7410 Creek Road, Suite 204
Cottonwood Heights, UT, 84093

Matheson & Peshell

5383 South 900 East, Suite 205
Salt Lake City, UT, 84117



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Family Law "10 Best" Attorney for UtahAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in UtahThe American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Top 100 Bankruptcy AttorneysAmerican Bankruptcy Institute2015
Top 100 DUI AttorneysAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial AttorneysNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 50 DUI attorneys in UtahThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Martindale-HubbellClient Distinction2012
Award of Excellence in Advanced Trial AdvocacyCALI2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAnderson, Matheson & Peshell2015 - Present
Of CounselMatheson & Peshell2012 - 2015
OwnerLaw Offices of Carl N. Anderson, III, PLLC2012 - 2015
Of CounselRammell Law2012 - 2015
High School TeacherLexington Public Schools2011 - 2011
Deputy County AttorneyDawson County Attorney, Nebraska2007 - 2010
Law ClerkCity of Lincoln, Nebraska2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Britt, 283 Neb. 600 (2012)Confirmed
State v. HokomConfirmed
State v. KruseConfirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Weber State UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SFST Refresher CourseSFST2010