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Steve F. Carlson







Steven Carlson is a trial lawyer and one of the founding partners of the Law Offices of Carlson & Johnson (offices in Orange and Temecula) where he serves as the firm’s lead trial counsel. His practice is dedicated solely to representing plaintiffs in cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury matters (including auto and truck accidents, product liability, premises liability, tire defect, auto defect, and construction site litigation). Mr. Carlson has represented hundreds of individuals harmed by the negligence of others and is highly committed to personalized and responsive service in achieving your desired results, whether through settlement or trial.

Steven Carlson is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Steven then went on to attend Western State University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree.

Mr. Carlson handles cases throughout the State of California (including the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura,). Mr. Carlson has successfully litigated many multi-million dollar cases and several high profile cases which received local and national attention. In 2003, a Riverside County jury returned a $4.5 million dollar verdict in one of Mr. Carlson’s cases where an elderly women was seriously hurt
by a negligent driver in a Budweiser truck.

Mr. Carlson has been a guest lecturer at Pacific Coast University, School of Law.

Mr. Carlson has also been selected as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" for the years 2009 and 2010. This designation is based upon a combination of balloting by peers, and independent research conducted by Law & Politics. Southern California Super Lawyers is limited to 5% of the practicing attorneys in Southern California.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff


  • Western State University College of Law, Irvine, California
    • Juris Doctor
  • California State University
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science


  • Guest Lecturer, Pacific Coast University, School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)