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Chad R. Carlson is an accomplished personal injury attorney in Santa Clarita and a partner at the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson. Throughout his distinguished career, he has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims of negligence throughout the Los Angeles area. He is a passionate advocate for his clients and is committed to helping them maximize their recoveries so that they can get back on their feet and move forward with their lives.

Chad R. Carlson began his legal career at Alder Law, a nationally recognized litigation firm, in Century City, CA. He associated under Michael Alder, the law firm’s founder, successfully litigating an employment discrimination suit to a $2,000,000 verdict less than a year after passing the Bar exam. During his time at Alder Law, Chad R. Carlson worked extensively on cases involving personal injury, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and elder abuse; on employment discrimination matters, such as wrongful termination and sexual abuse; and on civil rights cases, helping to secure multiple seven- and eight-figure results in favor of his clients.

Chad R. Carlson attended law school at Trinity International University School of Law on an academic scholarship. As a student, he received the CALI Award and the Witkin Award for scholar excellence for his work in torts law, property law, and jurisprudence. These prestigious awards are reserved for the highest scoring student in the course. Chad R. Carlson was also a school-sponsored tutor, where he designed unique study programs to help fellow students achieve academic success. Recognized as a Dean scholar, Chad R. Carlson finished law school with distinction, graduating summa cum laude.

Prior to attending law school and pursuing a legal career, Chad R. Carlson was a partner of a global wealth management team at Morgan Stanley with hundreds of millions of dollars of assets under management. The team managed pension funds for several large corporations, including Fortune 500 companies.

In 2006, Chad R. Carlson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, where he majored in history. He is proficient in Tagalog and is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts throughout California.

Chad R. Carlson is a member of the American Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal injury (litigation)

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013


  • Trinity School of Law, Santa Ana, California
    • J.D., summa cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s List; recipient of President’s Scholarship
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • B.A. – 2006

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, member, 2013 – present
  • CAALA, member, 2013 – present


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Russian

Our Testimonials

    I'm glad he found Mr. C Ray Carlson

    “I'm not sure how he came across this place, but I'm glad he found Mr. C Ray Carlson. He made sure I didn't have any additional injuries that the ER staff didn't notice by having me do ultrasounds, neurology stuff, physical therapy, orthopedic stuff, etc.”

    - Janette L.
    Honestly they're amazing people! I recommend anyone here!

    “We have been here a few times and they are always so polite and helpful. We lost faith in an insurance company that owed us money and robin was able to   Manage to help restore our faith. Everyone here is so polite and they go out of their way to help. Hon”

    - Harrison A.
    The law offices of C Ray Carlson are honestly as good as it gets!!!

    “The law offices of C Ray Carlson are honestly as good as it gets!!! I can not recommend this firm highly enough to anyone going through an injury case.  You will be in expert hands with a tremendous amount of integrity and care for your overall need.”

    - Francesca Q.
    Very friendly and helpful staff!

    Very friendly and helpful staff! They were amazing at explaining everything every step of the way, and keeping me informed during my case.

    - William C.
    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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