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Marc R. Carlson, Esq. Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis
Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

Mr. Carlson has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a Leader in the Field of Law.

LONGMONT, CO, September 14, 2017, Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Marc R. Carlson with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Carlson celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

As a lawyer who has greatly contributed to his field, Mr. Carlson is the estate planning attorney with Carlson Law Office, LLC, Longmont, CO. He also appears as a lecturer on estate planning law in the Longmont and Boulder County areas. He occasionally serves as an adult Sunday School teacher for LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont.

In 1968, Mr. Carlson obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree “With Distinction” from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he began his career as a teacher at Oak Park High School in North Kansas City, MO. In 1969, he was a teacher at Fort Collins High School, and he attended law school at the University of Colorado receiving a Juris Doctor in 1973.

Mr. Carlson was certified to practice law by the state of Colorado in 1973. With a JD, he became a Deputy District Attorney for the City of Denver from 1973 to 1975. In 1975, Mr. Carlson was an associate of Moore & Carlson, Fort Collins. He became an associate of Atler, Zall & Haligman in 1976. Mr. Carlson was a partner at Grant, McCarren & Bernard between 1978 and 1984. In 1985, he served as an owner of Hopp, Carlson & Beckmann.

Mr. Carlson is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Boulder County Bar Association,

As a distinguished lawyer, Mr. Carlson has been acknowledged as an “AV Preeminent” attorney based on peer reviews (Martindale-Hubbell) since 2012. He has been the recipient of multiple Client Distinction Awards from (2014 through 2016) as well as Client Choice Award and AVVO “Superb 10” Highest Rating ( 2014 and 2017). Mr. Carlson has been listed as among America’s Top Lawyers – Top 5% by the American Law Society (2016), America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% by The American Registry (2016 and 2017), Denver’s Top Lawyers (2013-2017) and Lawyers of Distinction – Top 10% (2017). For his contributions, Mr. Carlson has been featured in the 22nd edition of Who’s Who in the West.

The son of Maurice R. and Edna A. Carlson, Mr. Carlson was born on January 21, 1946 in Pensacola, Florida. On March 21, 1970, Mr. Carlson married Donna K. Reese. Together, the couple has raised two children: Matthew and Katherine. They have been blessed with seven grandchildren.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Mr. Carlson has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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