Gary Carlson grew up in Montana and has lived in Washington, New York, Arizona and Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Montana in Business Administration and Marketing and has earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Montana. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Washington State Bar, and Montana State Bar (inactive), and has been admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal District Courts in Oregon, Washington, and Montana.
Gary founded the law firm in 1974. Prior to forming the law firm Gary served as a clerk for the Montana Supreme Court, an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board, Head of the Labor Relations Department, Compensation Department and Management, Training and Development Department at GTE, and a Vice-President of Reidel International, Inc. He has been the principal owner and CEO of a construction company and a swimming pool/hot tub company. He has extensive experience dealing with the government, corporations and other business entities as well as being involved in the general practice of law for nearly 40 years.
Gary has broad experience in the areas of business and corporate law, family law, personal injury law, wills, trusts, estate planning, bankruptcy and criminal law. Gary has identified the mission of the law firm to help our clients become rich, happy and successful. His goal is to help clients determine objectives, obtain relevant facts, and help them get through the governmental, bureaucratic and legal maze to reach a successful conclusion.
Outside of the practice Gary enjoys bowling, golf, flying, and travel – he’s traveled to 46 states and 16 countries. He and his wife are the proud parents of 4 sons.
- University of Montana, JD
- University of Montana, BA
- Oregon State Bar
- Washington State Bar
- Federal District Court of Oregon
- Federal District Court of Washington
- Federal Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Columbia Aviation Association
- Washington County Forum
- Beaverton Chamber of Commerce