Our Practice Areas Span From 

“A”gribusiness To “Z”oning

Raymond L. Carlson
Raymond L. Carlson

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Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • Business
  • Civil Litigation
  • Education
  • Estate Planning
  • Government
  • Property


Mr. Carlson is a graduate of Coalinga High School ('73), University of California, Los Angeles ('78, summa cum laude, B.A., '80, M.A., '83 C. Phil.), and University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, formerly known as Boalt Hall School of Law ('87, J.D.). Mr. Carlson is a member of the State Bar of California, Washington State Bar Association, National Rifle Association (Life Member), California Rifle and Pistol Association and the Coalinga Rifle Club.


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1987
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board, 1986-1987
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1978
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • M.A., Master of Arts – 1980
    • C.Phil, Candidate in Philosophy – 1983
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
  • Coalinga High School – 1973

Published Works

  • Strategy for Mitigation of DBCP Contamination of Kings Ground Water Basin, 1994
  • Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems Integrated Perspectives. Proceedings of the 1993 National Conference on Irrigation and Drainage, 1993
  • Business Law News 5, 1993
  • Microbial Volatilization of Selenium from Sediments of Agricultural Evaporation Ponds, 1990

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • Washington, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989

Professional Associations

  • Kings County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Year Joined Firm

  • 1999