Charles “Chuck” Carson obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Finance-Investment at
the University of Illinois Urbana. Chuck also played varsity football for the University of
Illinois. Following undergrad, Chuck enrolled at the University of Illinois Chicago John
Marshall Law School where he represented his law school in the International Jessup Cup Moot
Court Competition in International Law, the National Client Counseling Competition, and
participated in an Advanced Trial Advocacy Program.
After law school, Chuck served as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Walter E. Craig on the
United States District Court District of Arizona, United States Temporary Emergency Court of
Appeals, and occasionally on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit where he
worked on complex cases of regional and national importance.
Before joining Childers, Hanlon & Hudson, Chuck worked at large and medium sized law firms,
and then operated his own law firm. Chuck has maintained Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating
AV Preeminent peer rating every year since early in his career and is licensed to practice in
Arizona, California, and Nevada.
Chuck has over forty civil jury trials as lead counsel along with many more bench trials, appeals,
arbitrations, and mediations. His litigation experience includes a broad variety of commercial
litigation and insurance matters (professional liability, commercial premises liability, product
liability, construction law, municipal liability, bodily injury, commercial outdoor recreation
activities liability, complex insurance matters before state insurance departments, real estate,
environmental torts, and more).
Reported Case: Berry v 352 E. Virginia, 228 Ariz. 9, 261 P.3d 784 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2011)
established Arizona law re determining the prevailing party and the meaning of “judgment
finally obtained” statutory language for purposes of awarding ARS Section 12-341.01 attorney
fees and awarding Rule 68 Offer of Judgment sanctions in the circumstance of competing claims,
counterclaims, and setoffs all tried together.
Charles T. Carson
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