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Who Is Dan Carlton?

A lifelong resident of Southern California, attorney Dan Carlton has more than 40 years of legal experience handling complex cases. Since 1977, he has been a licensed attorney admitted to practice law in California and a licensed Real Estate Broker. Attorney Carlton's unique combination of experience and knowledge enables him to resolve complex legal cases quickly and efficiently to the maximum benefit of his clients. Results matter here.

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Real Estate Disputes
Real Estate Disputes

Real estate disputes can be complicated. Brokerage disputes, home owner association disputes, purchase and sales litigation - all these things can derail a real estate deal. And the clock is ticking. There's no time to waste. There's often a lot of money on the line, especially in Orange County. Don't wait to take legal action. You have rights. We can fight for them.

Premises Liability
Premises Liability

The same is true when you visit someone else's property, whether it's public or private. You have rights. You should not have to worry about getting injured in Orange County. Unfortunately, accidents often occur on other people's property. Slip and falls. Dog bites. Unmarked hazards. Accidents cost money. And you have the right to fair compensation.

Negligent Security
Negligent Security

Another right you have - to live your life free from fear. That includes your safety on someone else's property. Unfortunately, some property owners don't put your safety first. Crimes happen every day on premises that aren't properly secured. Or there's poor lighting. Broken cameras. No security guards. If you were assaulted and poor security was to blame, Dan Carlton can help.

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Cases We Handle

Knowing what to do when faced with a complex legal issue can be confusing. Fortunately, you're not alone. For over four decades, residents in Orange County have relied on the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton. We can help you resolve your legal issue. Our law firm handles a wide range of cases, including:

When you have Dan Carlton on your side, you can focus on your family or your business while we work to address all the legal issues facing you. Whatever needs to be done, Carlton can do it.

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Common Legal Issues

There are many complicated legal situations people face every day in Southern California. You may be dealing with a slip and fall accident in Newport Beach or dog bite injury in Huntington Beach. Or you might need legal help with a Costa Mesa real estate dispute or a motor vehicle accident in Irvine or Tustin. Or perhaps you lost a loved one in Costa Mesa or Lake Forest due to someone else's negligent actions. Whatever legal issue you're dealing with, you can count on us in a crisis. Your case matters here.

Another important factor in most legal cases is time. Under California law, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. These deadlines are known as the statute of limitations. The time you have will vary from one case type to another. In some instances, you only have 1 year (for libel and slander cases) to take legal action. In others, you normally have 2 years (personal injury), 3 years (damage to personal property) or longer in California.

  • 1 year Libel/Slander
  • 2 years Personal
  • 3 years Damage to
    Personal Property

But just because you have several years to take legal action does not mean you should wait to talk to an attorney. In many cases, the longer you wait, the harder it becomes for you to win your legal case. That's because the evidence needed to build your case might not be there if you wait too long. Witnesses' memories can fade. Evidence can disappear. That's why it's critical you talk to us right away.

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Personal Approach

California real estate law can be very complicated. So can other areas of the law in the Golden State, from premises liability rules and regulations to laws governing negligent security cases. That's why it's critical that you have an attorney on your side who thoroughly understands these laws and knows how to effectively resolve such complex cases.

Most people who contact us never expected to have to hire an attorney. Now, you find yourself in a difficult legal situation that you can't, and shouldn't, handle alone. We offer a broad range of customized services. As your law firm, we will assemble the right team of experienced professionals to personally handle your case. We carefully select each team member on a case-by-case basis, tailored to meet your specific legal needs.

This personalized approach eliminates unnecessary overhead and staff, providing clients with the resources needed to successfully resolve specific disputes, without unnecessary costs. We do things this way because it works. Our law firm takes a common sense, results-oriented approach toward every case. Results matter here. And that includes your case.

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Count On Carlton

We know this region inside and out - the dangerous traffic, the complex property issues - and we have seen every type of legal situation in Southern California. You may have a fairly straightforward case that can be settled out of court. We can handle all the negotiations and work towards a fair settlement. And if we don't think it's fair, we're prepared to go to trial for you.

You'll notice the difference the first time you contact our law firm. You won't get an answering service. You'll talk to a real person at our office. And attorney Carlton will personally handle your case. When you become our client, you can count on talking to a familiar staff member or attorney every time, not an anonymous receptionist or intern.

Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Count on Carlton for results. Schedule your consultation today. Call (949) 757-0707 or contact us online. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis with a free initial consultation, and bill hourly for real estate and other cases. Mr. Carlton also provides the following mediation and arbitration services:

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Arbitrator/ Mediator

Orange County
Superior Court


OCBA Attorney
Fee Disputes


Mediator by Stipulation
of the Parties and/or


California Association
of Realtors