John Carlson

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Erie, Pennsylvania

John B. Carlson Attorney at Law
John Carlson
John B. Carlson Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1995

Education: Duquesne University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

John B. Carlson Attorney at Law

821 State St
Erie, PA 16501 Visit website


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 and podcast 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

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 1995, Pennsylvania

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chairman of the Erie Co. Bar Association Criminal Defense section, 2019

Office location for John Carlson

821 State St
Erie, PA 16501

Phone: 814-459-8011


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

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