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About Attorney Daniel C. Carlton

More than 40 years of legal experience in Orange County, CA

For over 40 years, Costa Mesa attorney Daniel C. Carlton has devoted his professional life to defending the rights of people in Orange County and throughout Southern California. The founder of the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton, he has extensive experience in personal injury law, including helping people injured in car accidents or truck accidents due to the negligence, recklessness or misconduct of others.

Attorney Carlton is known for his personalized approach, getting to know each and every client and case as well as possible so that no stone is left unturned throughout the process. He is easy-going with clients and makes the legal process as painless as possible for them, knowing they've already gone through the hardship that brought them to him in the first place.

Along with car and truck accidents, attorney Carlton's other areas of focus include:

Awards and Background

Attorney Carlton is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell and is among the highest-rated attorneys in California. An AV certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment and evidence that attorney Carlton's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Carlton was born in 1950 in Los Angeles, California, was raised in Huntington Beach and currently resides in Irvine, CA. He is a 1973 graduate of UCLA and in 1976 earned his Juris Doctorate from Western State University. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1977 (California and U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California) and has been practicing law since then. He has served as a temporary judge and arbitrator for the Orange County Superior Court and as an arbitrator for the Orange County Bar Association.

In addition, Carlton has been a real estate broker in California since 1977. He is a member of the California Association of Realtors (Mediation Panel), American Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and the Orange County Association of Realtors. He also has extensive training in legal mediation, including completion of the highly-touted "Mediating the Litigated Case" program offered by Pepperdine School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Institute the number one program in the nation for 11 consecutive years for training mediators.

Carlton is happily married with four children and four grandchildren. He takes great pride in being actively involved in his community. In his spare time, he has enjoyed coaching his four kids in all their sports activities. He has travelled extensively throughout the world and continues to do so; he's currently planning their next excursion to Antarctica!

If you've been hurt in any way - financially, professionally, physically or emotionally - call Daniel C. Carlton today at (949) 757-0707 or contact us online. We help personal injury victims throughout the entire Orange County area and Southern California.