In Memoriam: Attorney DAVID L. CARLSON (MARCH 22, 1954-SEPTEMBER 2, 2018)

David Carlson


March 22, 1954 - September 2, 2018


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.

Professional Information

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.


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