Meet Katherine E. Carlson

Katherine E. Carlson


Katherine began working at Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP during her third year of law school, and has been with the firm ever since.  Her practice focuses on defending complex civil cases, including representing builders, developers, general contractors in commercial and residential construction defect litigation, and class action claims.  Katherine also handles general civil litigation matters, including property damage and personal injury claims.

She advocates for her clients at all phases of litigation by analyzing and researching sophisticated legal issues, crafting motions and discovery, and counseling her clients by offering case strategy, liability exposure evaluations, and personalized recommendations for further handling.  Katherine’s interest in technology has made her an invaluable asset at KNCH and to the emerging field of e-discovery, electronically stored information (“ESI”), and data management issues.  She has personally managed the collection, review, and production of substantial ESI data, including managing forensic collections of ESI from legacy systems and negotiated ESI protocols in multiparty litigation. Katherine’s love of learning complements her love of technology, enabling her to keep up with the ever-advancing digital world and where it intersects with litigation.

Katherine grew up in San Diego and has always had a natural thirst for knowledge, which has made her an attorney that excels at research and analysis.  She graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Law and Society.  She returned to San Diego to attend the University of San Diego, School of Law, where she was the Vice-Chair of the Appellate Moot Court Board and a member of the San Diego International Law Journal.

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys live music and traveling with her husband, Nick.  She also spends her time taking care of her houseplants, reading novels, listening to podcasts, and sailing with family and friends.

  • Construction Claims & Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury & Accident Litigation
  • Business & Transaction Law

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • William L. Todd Jr. Inn of Court

(619) 233-1600
  • University of Southern California, 2007 – B.A. Political Science
  • University of San Diego, School of Law, 2012 – J.D.
States Licensed to Practice
  • State Bar of California, 2012