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John Carlson

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Erie, PA

John B. Carlson Attorney at Law
821 State St
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-459-8011
Fax: 814-454-2371
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (20%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

From his law office in Erie, Pennsylvania, attorney John B. Carlson provides exceptional and effective defense counsel to clients throughout Erie, Warren, McKean, Potter, Allegheny and Sharon counties who face charges for DUI or any other type of criminal offense. In addition to criminal defense, Mr. Carlson also provides unmatched advocacy and support to those who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one as the result of an auto accident, a slip-and-fall accident, medical malpractice and other preventable tragedies. He also handles workers' compensation claims.

A top-rated trial attorney, Mr. Carlson has represented the rights, entitlements and liberties of thousands of clients throughout his region for more than 25 years. During that time, he has achieved a long record of securing favorable outcomes for the accused while helping personal injury victims obtain the maximum amount of compensation for the damages they have incurred as the result of someone else's negligence.

Along with being a tenacious and aggressive trial attorney, Mr. Carlson has also gained a reputation for his outstanding bargaining skills, and he has helped numerous clients resolve their matters and come to terms on agreements without ever having to set foot inside the courtroom. Whether inside or outside of court, Mr. Carlson maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and interests and doing all he can to increase their chances of achieving the positive results they expect and deserve.

Mr. Carlson's success is the direct result of his extensive legal knowledge and unmatched legal skills, and he is an active participant in continuing legal education courses. This allows him to stay abreast of the latest changes to the law so that he can deliver the most relevant, up-to-date advice possible to those he serves.

In recognition for his success, Mr. Carlson has had many of his cases reported in a variety of media, including being featured on a TV interview after securing an acquittal on behalf of a client charged with murder. Moreover, he has also earned top rankings from his peers for his impeccable professionalism and service.

Mr. Carlson began his legal career in 1995 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law and his license to practice from the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About John Carlson

First Admitted: 1995, Pennsylvania

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Office Location for John Carlson

821 State St
Erie, PA 16501

Phone: 814-459-8011

Fax: 814-454-2371

Last Updated: 12/11/2020

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