In Memoriam: Attorney DAVID L. CARLSON (MARCH 22, 1954-SEPTEMBER 2, 2018)
DAVID L. CARLSON, ESQ
March 22, 1954 - September 2, 2018
CARLSON & COLLIER
David L. Carlson, one of the founders of Carlson & Collier, died on
September 2, 2018. He leaves a legacy of a career in litigation, focusing
on Criminal Defense, that spanned 38 years. His dedication, work ethic
and determination to get the best possible result for each and every client,
is what Carlson & Collier was founded on. We will continue to serve
our clients with that same passion and drive as an ongoing tribute to
David L. Carlson.
David Carlson was born and raised in Lancaster County in Virginia’s
Northern Peninsula. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame in
1976. In 1980 David received his Juris Doctor Law degree from the University
of Richmond and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar.
After graduation David had the Honor of serving as the Executive Assistant
and Counsel to Virginia Governor John N. Dalton. At the time he was only
25, making him the youngest ever to hold that position.
In 1982 Mr. Carlson entered private practice and devoted his time to diligently
representing clients throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. He
was admitted to practice in all State and Federal courts in Virginia including
the Eastern and Western Districts for The United States District Court,
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as well as
the United States Supreme Court.
David was an experienced aggressive trial attorney who specializes in Criminal
Defense. For 34 years he honed his courtroom skills and was always completely
prepared to defend his clients’ rights. His work ethic and meticulous
attention to detail and research made him a highly sought after attorney
throughout The Commonwealth of Virginia.