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C. Ray Carlson

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C. Ray Carlson is a skilled trial attorney with over 40 years of legal experience. He focuses his practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injuries matters here in Southern California. He is the founding partner at the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, where he frequently represents plaintiffs in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases.

C. Ray Carlson began his distinguished career in West Los Angeles and quickly became a partner with the firm Shaffer, Doble, Carlson, Hicks & Pocrass. After eight successful years with the firm, he established the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson in Santa Clarita, serving clients in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Currently, C. Ray Carlson holds leadership positions in his church and is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America and within his local community. These activities have helped him to be understanding and empathetic in resolving problems on behalf of his clients. C. Ray Carlson sits on the board of The Boys & Girls Club, Santa Clarita. An avid traveler, he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has worked and lived in Mexico and Central America. In addition, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

C. Ray Carlson and his wife of 34 years reside in Santa Clarita, California. They are the parents of three children and four grandchildren.

Areas of Practice

  • Animal bites
  • Aviation & mass transit accidents
  • Elder law
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Nursing home
  • Personal injury
  • Sexual harassment
  • Toxic torts
  • Wrongful death

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. – 1980
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • B.A. – 1977
    • Major: Spanish

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Board of The Boys & Girls Club, Santa Clarita


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Our Testimonials

    The team at C. Ray Carlson is just fantastic!

    “They were there to help me through every step of what can be a very uncomfortable process. While I hope I never need to go through anything like that again, I can tell you if I do, they will be my very first call.”

    - Damon K.

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