Frisco, CO WW/Press/March 29, 2021 – Ronald W. Carlson, Principal and Co-founder with Carlson, Edwards, and O’Connor, P.C. was selected into the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
“I treat my clients cases as if it is the most important in the world.” – Ronald William Carlson
Carlson, Edwards, and O’Connor, P.C. located in Frisco, CO with offices in Edwards, Colorado. The firm have been serving the high country since 1993. They have formed a highly qualified team of legal professionals with a wide range of specialties across the firm. They represent clients in civil, criminal, and family matters throughout Colorado’s fifth judicial district, which includes Summit, Eagle, Clear Creek, and Lake Counties. Whether you need a divorce lawyer, real estate attorney, or a zealous advocate for your rights in a criminal proceeding, they can help. the attorneys apply a cross-discipline approach to help you get the best result, encompassing many different areas of law. At Carlson, Edwards, and O’Connor they are proud to help their clients with their legal needs and advocate zealously for them.
Ronald W. Carlson is a principal and co-founder of the firm. He is licensed to practice in Colorado, Arizona, and Michigan. Mr. Carlson focuses his practice primarily on business and real estate including related specialties of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability family partnerships, real estate development, homeowners associations, mechanics liens, and construction-defect litigation.
Mr. Carlson served as a Senior Assistant Public Defender in Washtenaw County, Michigan including the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. He tried dozens of felony cases including capital offense cases of murder and armed robbery. Mr. Carlson was appointed an Assistant Attorney General by Michigan’s longest-serving Attorney General Frank J. Kelly. In his seven years in that office, Mr. Carlson served as counsel to the Michigan Insurance Commission Tom Jones, advised the offices of State Employer and Public Elections, gained extensive Federal Court experience in 42 USC 1983 cases and prosecuted civil audits of Medicaid Fraud cases.
Mr. Carlson then joined the private practice of a major Health Care Planning and Medical Malpractice firm in Detroit, Michigan Fremet, Bellary & Gilchrist and later returned to Ann Arbor as a member of a malpractice and personal injury firm, Bishop & Shelton.
In 1989, Mr. Carlson joined the Denver, Colorado medical malpractice and personal injury firm of Kripke, Epstein & Lawrence. It was his privilege to try cases under the tutelage of Norm Kripke, one of the co-founders of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and recognized by the Colorado Bar Association as One of Colorado’s Greatest lawyers, and with the late Scott Lawrence who served as a distinguished District Court Judge for Colorado’s 14th District of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.
Mr. Carlson received his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School, and B.A. from Oakland University with Honors. Mr. Carlson was Law Clerk to two Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court, the late Honorable John B. Swainson and the Honorable James L. Ryan, now Senior Judge United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Ret.).
He has served on various boards and community organizations. He is a former Planning Commission member and former Prosecutor for the Town of Frisco, as well as current Prosecutor for the City of Leadville. He currently serves as the part-time Frisco Municipal Court Judge and on the Board of the Continental Divide Land Trust.
Mr. Carlson is the author of a number of publications and articles including Rule 16 and New Duties of Colorado Election Law in the Colorado Lawyer and co-author of Motions Before Trial in Michigan.
Mr. Carlson was married to the firm’s co-founder Judith Carlson for 40 years until her passing in 2017. He is an avid skier and snowboarder, enjoys hiking, camping, golf, and fly-fishing.
Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.
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