Robert S. Carlson

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Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP
 | Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: 404-843-1956
Fax: 404-843-2737
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (60%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Robert Carlson is a highly regarded civil trial lawyer and managing partner of Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach.  He has successfully prosecuted and defended hundreds of high-asset trust and estate cases, will contests, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims, and various disputes involving closely held businesses.  Mr. Carlson has practiced law at Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach for over 20 years.  He is recognized his peers as a hard-working, aggressive litigator with a long track record of success in the courtroom. 

    Mr. Carlson received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 1991.  He then went on to pursue his legal studies at the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1996.  

    Mr. Carlson’s successes in the courtroom and at the negotiating table have earned him a great deal of positive recognition from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer-review rating through Avvo, among many other honors.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    About Robert Carlson

    Admitted: 1996, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubble, 2013
    • University of Missouri School of Law, Recipient of the James Lewis Parks & Stephen Kraft Memorial Scholarships, 1996

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation and Estate and Probate Sections, Member
    • Georgia’s State and Federal Trial and Appellate Courts
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

    Educational Background:

    • Indiana University, 1991
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    Two Ravinia Drive
    Suite 1600
    Atlanta, GA 30346

    Phone: 404-843-1956

    Fax: 404-843-2737

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    Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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