Robert C. Carlson

Robert C. Carlson


Primary Office: San Diego, CA
Other Office: Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 619-233-1600

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Robert Carlson is a partner at Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP and is licensed to practice law in both the State of California and the State of Nevada. He is also admitted to most of the United States District Courts in California, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps as a pilot of the F-4 Phantom aircraft. While serving in the Marine Corps, then Captain Carlson served as his squadron’s legal officer. He attended the Naval Justice School for non-lawyers in Newport Rhode Island and graduated with honors. That experience and the subsequent work as the Squadron legal officer caused then Captain Carlson to go to law school at night and pursue his law degree. He left the Marine Corps in 1979 and completed law school in 1980, graduating with Honors. He passed the California bar on his first attempt and was admitted to practice law in California in May of 1981. He tried his first jury trial in August of that year. 

Since being admitted to the practice of law in the State of California and subsequently in the State of Nevada, he has tried numerous cases to verdict before both juries and judges. He has represented such diverse clients as the Republican Party of the State of California and members of the California Government Workers Union, developers and homeowners. Several of his trials resulted in reported appellate decisions, including a landmark case in the State of Nevada concerning class actions. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, (ABOTA).

 Robert C Carlson PR AV 1250



  • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 1973 - B.S
  • Western State College of Law, 1980 - J.D.

States Licensed to Practice

  • State Bar of California, 1981
  • State Bar of Nevada, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • San Diego Defense Lawyers
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Professional Recognition

  • AV peer rated by Martindale Hubbell


  • See attached resume for complete listing of published items and speaking engagements

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Litigation
  • E-Discovery And Data Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Commercial Trucking and Transportation Defense Litigation