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Chad R. Carlson Partner

  • Location: Valencia, California
  • Phone: (661)-294-0044, 888-515-2177
  • Fax: 661-294-9475
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Chad Carlson

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Chad began his legal career at Alder Law, a nationally recognized litigation firm, in Century City, CA. Chad 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. Chad worked extensively on cases involving personal injury, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury and elder abuse; on employment discrimination matters, including wrongful termination and sexual abuse; and civil rights cases, helping to secure multiple seven and eight figure results in favor of his clients.

Chad attended law school at Trinity International University School of Law on an academic scholarship. As a student, Chad 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 was a school sponsored tutor, where he designed unique study programs helping fellow students achieve academic success. Recognized as a Dean scholar, Chad finished law school with distinction, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Prior to law school, Chad 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 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, majoring in History. Chad is proficient in Tagalog.

Chad is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts throughout California.

Chad 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

  • 100% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2013 – Present
  • CAALA, Member, 2013 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Alder Law, Associate, 2013 – 2014
  • Morgan Stanley, Financial Advisor, 2007 – 2009


  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Russian


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