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Carl Norman Anderson III

Criminal defense Attorney at Ogden, UT

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 12 years
    Nebraska - NE 16 years
    Colorado - CO 16 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NE
    Acquired 2008
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

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.

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Law Offices of Carl N. Anderson, III, PLLC
221 25th Street
Ogden, UT, 84401

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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would only call Mr anderson
I have used Mr.Anderson many times to represent my son and I have always been impressed with the fact that he treats us like family. He gets to know you and works to help you anyway he can. I would recommend him to anyone that feels lost.
Posted by Emma | August 10, 2015
Honest, affordable, and knowledgeable!
Mr. Anderson made sure I understood every aspect of my case and always kept me informed. He was available to answer questions at all hours of the day. I couldn't be happier with his services, nor with the outcome of my case.
Posted by Tai | April 14, 2015
Highly Recommended!
Mr. Anderson represented me in a possession case. He was able to use his vast experience as a prosecutor to get my case thrown out at a suppression hearing. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Posted by Andrew | April 14, 2015
I hired Mr. Anderson to help me with a DUI. He took the time to explain everything to me face-to-face. Whenever I contacted him he would return my call or email within a few hours. He was able to use his years as a former prosecutor to get me amazing results. I would recommend Mr. Anderson to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2012
Landlord Tenant
He helped me with a dispute with my landlord.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2012
He was very quick to do the paperwork and was always there when I was required to meet with ICE officials, he was always ready to answer my questions or anything that I was feeling doubtful off.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2012
Mr. Anderson helped me file an Adjustment of Status for my Mexican immigrant spouse.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Anderson, Matheson & Peshell
  • 2015 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Matheson & Peshell
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Carl N. Anderson, III, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Of Counsel
  • Rammell Law
  • 2012 - 2015
  • High School Teacher
  • Lexington Public Schools
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Dawson County Attorney, Nebraska
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • City of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Weber State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Britt, 283 Neb. 600 (2012)
  • Confirmed
  • State v. Arbuthnot
  • Confirmed
  • State v. Hokom
  • Confirmed
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Law Firm
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Driving Under the Influence Attorney
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Family Law "10 Best" Attorney for Utah
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Utah
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 50 DUI attorneys in Utah
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • Client Distinction
  • 2012
  • Award of Excellence in Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • CALI
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • SFST Refresher Course
  • SFST
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Carl
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Highly skilled, exceptional attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Carl. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Carl Anderson. He is a former prosecutor and skilled criminal defense attorney. He truly cares about protecting his clients' rights."
Ogden Criminal defense Lawyer Carl Norman Anderson III
Carl Norman Anderson III
Criminal defense Attorney
Ogden, UT
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation