Laura Carlsen

Laura Carlsen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Auburn, WA

Carlsen Law Offices, PLLC
 | 4508 Auburn Way North, Suite A-106
Auburn, WA 98002
Phone: 253-215-1849
Fax: 253-617-1351
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Laura Carlsen is an associate at Carlsen Law Offices and practices out of the firm's offices in Auburn, Washington. Representing clients throughout the state, she focuses her practice entirely on family law matters, including divorce, parental relocations, child support, domestic violence, child custody and parenting plan modifications, and she has particular experience in cases involving military service members.

Ms. Carlsen completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and sociology. She then went on to attend the University of Oregon School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2008. As a law student, she was on the editorial staff of the Oregon Law Review and served as a law clerk at the Washington State Office of the Attorney General. Admitted to practice in Washington, Ms. Carlsen has been with McKinley Irvin since 2009.

During her career, Ms. Carlsen has had several articles on family law and litigation topics published in a number of professional journals, and she has given several presentations to fellow professionals on various aspects of military family law. As a measure of the esteem in which she is held by fellow members of the bar, she has received a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo.

Ms. Carlsen is a member of the family law sections of the Washington State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the King County Bar Association. She is also an active participant in the Military Committee of the Section of Family Law of the American Bar Association Section. Ms. Carlsen volunteers her time to the Neighborhood Legal Clinics program of the King County Bar Association.

About Laura Carlsen

Admitted: 2008, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.carlsenlawoffices.com/About/Laura-Carlsen.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Listed in "Top 50: Women Washington Super Lawyers" 2014-2016
  • Distinguished as a Washington Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2013-2016
  • Moot Court: Placed in top tier positions three consecutive years: Negotiations Competition, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Editor, Notes and Comments, Oregon Law Review, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Top Tier: Nationally Ranked Debater, Bay Area Urban Debate League
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Tutor, Legal Research and Writing, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section - Military Committee
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, King County Bar Association Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer, King County Bar Association Legal Clinic

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Political Science

Articles about Laura Carlsen appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Laura Carlsen

4508 Auburn Way North
Suite A-106
Auburn, WA 98002

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Last Updated: 1/16/2019

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