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John B. Carlson - Erie, PA

821 State Street Erie, PA 16501- 1316

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Updated: 12/08/2022

Erie Criminal Defense Lawyer


Attorney John B. Carlson has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the state by both the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers. He has been practicing law in Erie and the surrounding area for 27 years. During this time, he has represented thousands of people in need of legal help.

Attorney Carlson’s practice involves DUI defense and criminal cases of all kinds...

About John B. Carlson


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Auto Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Faulty Prescription Drugs


  • 99%


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1995

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1997 - 1999
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice , 1997 - Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 - Present
  • Erie County Bar Association, 1995 - Present
  • ECBA Criminal Law Section, 2019 - 2020 (Chairman)
  • ECBA Criminal Defense Section, 2019 - Present (Chairman)
  • Rated in to 5% of PA lawyers by PA Super Lawyer, 2020 - 2023
  • Rated by National Trial Lawyer's organization as one of PA's top 100 criminal trial lawyers, 2020 - 2022

Classes and Seminars

  • Maximizing Value in Cases Below $100,000, PBI, 2003 - Present
  • Various High School Lectures, ECBA, 1995 - 2003
  • Mercyhurst University Forensic Science Class, 2013 - Present


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1992
    Major: Finance


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


821 State Street Erie, PA 16501- 1316


  • 814 -454 -2371

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: Closed


Other Sources of Feedback About John B. Carlson

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

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