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Carlton C Casler

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Avondale, AZ

5.0   68 reviews
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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Carlton

Learn Carlton’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    50%
    I work only with LANDLORDS. I handle residential and commercial evictions. I handle appeals of evictions actions for landlords (see Practice Area - "Appeals"). I review and draft residential and commercial lease agreements.

    34 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    I draft real estate agreements, including custom-drafted residential renta agreements, broker-agent agreements, property management agreements, and brokerage office policy manuals. I also draft and review (for buyers or sellers) residential purchase contracts.

    34 years

  3. Litigation
    10%
    I file eviction actions in justice court and superior court for commercial and residential landlords.

    34 years

  4. Real estate
    10%
    I draft and review real estate agreements.

    34 years

  5. Appeals
    5%
    I handle appeals of landlord/tenant evictions and related disputes. I handle appeals from justice court to the superior court and appeals from the superior court to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

    34 years

LANDLORD ATTORNEY; AUTHOR OF "ARIZONA LANDLORD'S DESK BOOK"; 30+ YEARS EXPERIENCE; COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS

I am a solo practitioner and the owner of the Casler Law Office, PLLC.  The focus of my practice is real estate law and contract law, with an emphasis on residential and commercial landlord/tenant law (i.e., evictions, custom-drafted rental agreements, etc.).  

 

I am the author of the Arizona Landlord's Deskbook (now in its sixth edition), the author and co-author of three other real estate law books, an Arizona real estate broker, and certified by the Arizona Department of Real Estate as a real estate instructor.

 

Because I am a solo practitioner, when you call my office you will speak directly to me and not to a secretary or another attorney (unless I am in court or meeting with a client).  My clients tell me they love always talking to the attorney who is personally handling their case and the individual attention they receive.  Please call or send me an email about your situation and I will let you know if I can help you.  If I can't, then I will refer you to someone who can help you.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2020,2017,2016,2015,2014
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Location

Carlton C Casler
12725 W Indian School Rd Ste E101
Avondale, AZ, 85392-9525

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ron | June 16, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Carlton is truly the best real estate attorney money can buy. I have known him now for many years and can personally say he is an exceptional person/attorney with an impeccable taste for integrity. He has continuously provided a professional approach to all matters and has an excellent knowledge base in real estate. He has been my attorney for our rental and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2024
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Extremely effective!
He has consistently been timely in his communication, direct in his requests, and professional to all parties involved. Moreover, thanks to his efforts, I've successfully resolved all tenant issues without protracted litigation, with minimal cost and maximum utility with every challenge. I'd highly recommend engaging his services.
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Posted by adrian | May 9, 2024
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squatters
Mr.Casler is the best attorney and person we have ever dealt with He is up front and what's up with each situation we have had to deal WITH. Thank you so much for your wisdom and guidance through this ordeal.
Posted by Darrell | April 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Real Estate Lawyer
I cannot recommend Carlton highly enough for his exceptional legal services in helping me navigate a challenging eviction process. From the moment I contacted his office, I was met with professionalism, expertise, and a genuine commitment to resolving my situation efficiently and ethically. Facing a tenant who had ceased paying rent and was resistant to communication, I felt overwhelmed and uncertain about how to proceed. However, Carlton swiftly stepped in, providing clear guidance and outlining a strategic plan tailored to my specific circumstances. Throughout the entire process, Carlton demonstrated an impressive depth of knowledge in real estate law and a keen attention to detail. He meticulously handled all legal aspects of the eviction, ensuring that every step was executed with precision and in accordance with the law. What truly set Carlton apart was his unwavering dedication to achieving a favorable outcome for me as his client. He kept me informed at every stage of the proceedings, promptly addressing any concerns or questions I had along the way. His professionalism, accessibility, and genuine concern for my well-being alleviated much of the stress associated with the eviction process. Thanks to Carlton's expertise and advocacy, the eviction was successfully completed in a timely manner, allowing me to regain control of my property and move forward with confidence. I am immensely grateful for his outstanding representation and would not hesitate to seek his services again in the future. If you are in need of a highly skilled and compassionate real estate lawyer, look no further than Carlton. His unwavering commitment to his clients and exceptional legal prowess make him a true asset in navigating even the most complex of legal challenges. Thank you, Carlton, for your invaluable assistance and unparalleled professionalism.
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Posted by Linda | February 29, 2024
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Landlord
Carlton Casler is an excellent real estate attorney. He has no equal as far as knowledge of real estate/landlord/tenant law. We had a issue regarding personal property left at a unit. He gave us advice as to exactly what to do. Since the rental agreement was his custom rental agreement for that particular property; it was easy to follow his instruction. His expertise is excellent. If you are willing to follow his advice, he will keep you from getting into trouble with the real estate law. He is a great "go to" guy.
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Posted by Diana | January 31, 2024
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Occupant Eviction Case
Attorney Casler provided very detailed information and instructions for the eviction process in Arizona. He also represented this case in court successfully. He's professional, efficient with his time and effective.
Posted by Rick | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eviction
This is the 2nd time I have used Carlton. He does not waste time or words. You need to get used to email communications only, no phone or chit chat. But he is right on the mark with his explanations and progress reports. And he follows up to make sure you're doing what you are supposed to do. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Gary | July 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Provided excellent representation when I needed help on an eviction. Provides clear and concise information on what he will do and what I need to do.
Posted by Pat | May 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional attorney
Mr. Casler, was hired for an eviction case. He helped and instructed us every step of the way. Also kept us up to,date. He responded to every question we had immediately. Needless to say the eviction case went very well. Really pretty painless for us. We are very pleased.
Posted by Tony and Barb | May 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Simply Amazing!
Carlton got us the results we needed extremely fast and at a very reasonable rate! He and his team are very communicative and we very much appreciated all the hard work that he did. We would highly recommend him!
Posted by Rafael Carmona | March 15, 2023
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Safeguarding Your Property Rights
I had the pleasure of using attorney Carlton C. Casler twice to evict bad tenants from my rental property. Both times, Attorney Casler was extremely knowledgeable and provided me with invaluable advice on the most effective ways to proceed with the eviction. He was also very responsive and had a great strategy to resolve the situation quickly and efficiently. His professionalism and expertise were instrumental in both cases, as the tenants were successfully evicted in a timely manner. I am very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Attorney Casler to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Our lawyer trounced their lawyer masterfully!
Mr. Casler's prepaid pricing took all the worry out of having the legal fee meter running, plus he was extremely proficient and timely in responding to all of our communications. We are so grateful he knew how to navigate the legal system and avoid pitfalls we might have otherwise fallen into without him.
Posted by Tom and Sandy | November 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
tenant eviction
We hired Mr.Casler to help us evict our tenant who refused to leave. He was very thorough amongst many hurdles. He was very prompt in answering the phone and answering questions. We would definitely recommend him if you are a landlord looking for help.
Posted by Daniel | November 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Broker
We have hired Carlton Casler multiple times for consulting and other services and received 1st class results. He is good at explaining stuff in a way that makes sense to the average person. I have recommended Carlton to several clients over the years.
Posted by Adriana | November 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Broker/Owner
Carlton is readily available, always professional and extremely knowledgeable
Posted by Eleonora | November 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best possible lawyer
Mr. Casler provides the best services you can hope for getting from any lawyer. Mr. Casler is very skilled in Real Estate related matters, but he is also happy to help with any other legal matter if he can. Mr. Casler is an excellent communicator. He listens very carefully, understands the problem immediately, treats you with respect, communication is always focused on the subject matter; no time is waisted on unnecessary discussion. Any discussion is immediately followed up by the appropriate action. I also very much appreciate being able to talk directly with Mr. Casler instead of an office person. Mr Casler is very organized in the way he runs his business. He acknowledges any messages sent his way, always keeps everyone informed, never leaves loose ends in the process. I've been using Mr. Casler's services for probably 15 years, and I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Paul | November 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
If you are a landlord in AZ, have Carlton write your lease
He literally wrote the book; his guidance on acquiring great tenants and protecting your investment has served me well for nearly 30 years.
Posted by Diane | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence beyond measure
Mr. Casler's professionalism and knowledge is beyond what I had expected. Everything was done quickly and with high care and attention. What started out as a simple eviction where the tenants would just leave on their own - it turned a complete 180° towards hell for me in an instant. The tenants made false claims against me which caused me to panic - I feared for my safety to the point that I actually called the Police where the rental property is located in addition to the Police of my personal residence. The officer's gave sound advice but my nerves were far from calm - that is, until Mr Casler dived right into this mess and calmed me down. It felt effortless to the point I couldn't believe that this is going to be finally over. Right now it's a waiting game for the tenants to vacate by said date. All in all, I am greatful to have worked with Mr. Casler. If I am ever in a situation again, I will not hesitate to call. Thank you, for bringing peace back into my life.
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Posted by Amy | May 19, 2022
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Best lawyer ever!!!!!!!
He has been prompt, professional, and he is obviously very skilled/knowledgeable in his area of law. My eviction case is going smooth as silk. He has taken a huge load of stress off of my shoulders.
Posted by Marty | October 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Knows His Landlord Law
I own his book. And I've used him on a few cases and contracts. Always helpful and knowledgeable with good advice.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Real Estate Broker
  • Casler Real Estate, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Certified Real Estate Instructor
  • Casler School of Real Estate, LLC
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Casler Law Office, PLLC
  • 1993 - Present
  • Owner/Publisher/Author
  • Consumer Law Books Publishing House
  • 1992 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney (pro-tem)
  • City of Mesa, Arizona
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Associate Attorney
  • Robbins & Green, PA
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Captain, Infantry
  • U.S. Army
  • 1979 - 1986
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Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science (Valedictorian)
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Custom-Drafted Short-Term Rental Agreement for VRBO
  • I drafted a short-term rental agreement that is NOT subject to the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act AND provided the client with a comprehensive plan for ensuring the Act would not apply to future occupants of the vacation rental property.
  • Custom-Drafted Rental Agreement
  • I drafted a rental agreement for this client that complied with Arizona law AND that included many provisions that favored the landlord. The client also received 1 hour of consultation time to be used anytime during the next 12 months.
  • Appeal case lost by landlord in justice court
  • I successfully appealed the judgment against the landlord; the judgment was vacated and a new trial ordered
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Associations

  • Arizona Bar Foundation
  • CLE Institute Certified Instructor
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Speakers Association
  • Professional Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Speakers Association - Arizona Chapter
  • Professional Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Arizona Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Phoenix Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Arizona Book Publishers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Lorman Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Lorman
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
  • Law Info
  • 2014
  • Glyph Award: Presentation Excellence (for professional speakers)
  • Arizona Book Publishers Association
  • 2011
  • Glyph Award - for the Arizona Landlord's Deskbook
  • Arizona Book Publishers Association
  • 1999
  • Glyph Award - for the Arizona Landlord's Deskbook
  • Arizona Book Publishers Association
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Learning Express Education Exams
  • Arizona Real Estate Sales Exam
  • 2007
  • Thomson Publishing
  • Arizona Real Estate Principles
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant Law, Landlord/Tenant Law - Basic and Intermediate July 12, 2019
  • 2019
  • Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant Law, Landlord/Tenant Law: Reinvent Your Residential Lease and Attorney Reccommended Best Practices
  • 2018
  • Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Understanding the Residential Lease Agreement, Understanding the Residential Lease Agreement, November2016 - Hogan School of Real Estate - Hogan School of R/E
  • 2016
  • Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant Law, Landlord/Tenant: Reinvent Your Residential Lease & Attorney Recommended Best Practices (January 29, 2016)
  • 2016
  • Landlord/Tenant Law - Basic and Intermediate (March 13, 2015)
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2015
  • Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant Law, Landlord/Tenant: Reinvent Your Residential Lease & Attorney Recommended Best Practices (November 6, 2015)
  • 2015
  • Understanding the Residential Property Management Agreement, November 8, 2013, 1pm-4pm - Hogan School of R/E
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2013
  • Understanding the Residential Lease Agreement, November 8, 2013, 9am-noon - Hogan School of Real Estate - Hogan School of R/E
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2013
  • Landlord/Tenant Law (May 2010) - State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2010
  • Landlord/Tenant Law (February 12, 2010) - Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2010
  • What Happens When A Borrower "Walks Away" From Their Property? (July 8, 2009)
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2009
  • Leasing Essentials (September 29, 2009) - Arizona Association of Realtors
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2009
  • Leasing Essentials (February 27, 2009) - Arizona Association of Realtors
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2009
  • Landlord/Tenant Law - Basic and Intermediate (October 16, 2009 AM) - Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2009
  • Landlord/Tenant Law (October 16, 2009 PM) - Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2009
  • Landlord/Tenant Law (July 17, 2009 PM) - Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2009
  • Landlord/Tenant Law (July 17, 2009 AM) - Hogan School of Real Estate
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2009
  • Landlord/Tenant Law (January 13, 2009) - for Douglas Association of Realtors
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2009
  • "Walking Away" from residential property (July 4, 2009)
  • Radio Show - Arizona Real Estate Law
  • 2009
  • Property Management (July 29, 2008)
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2008
  • Landlord/Tenant Law (June 11, 2008) - Lake Havasu City Association of Realtors
  • Arizona Landlord/Tenant Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Carlton
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When a matter in Arizona requires specialty in the laws related to Landlord, Tenant and litigation, our firm recommends Carlton at the highest level possible. Theresa Keeley"
Appeals Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Casler is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carlton is one of the best landlord-tenant lawyers in the state. I met him many years ago as an adversary, and through the years he has become my "go-to guy" on those issues. His Arizona Landlord's Deskbook is the definitive work and should be on every landlord's desk! Carlton is one of the few experts in that area who is willing to help tenants. I have referred many clients to him over the years and have received only the best feedback."
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