He brings diverse experience, dedication, litigation capabilities, and legal knowledge to each case. He is licensed to practice law in both Alaska and Washington. Brad promises to provide cost-effective legal solutions to everyday people, personally serve the firm’s clients, and listen to each client’s needs to find the right solution.
Brad was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where he lived with his family until he graduated from St. Cloud State University. Brad started his professional career as an armor officer in the United States Army in 2004. During his time as an active duty armor officer, Brad deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for twenty-four months over two tours. After serving in Iraq the second time, Brad was given the opportunity to command a tank company at Ft. Hood, Texas. Going to law school and becoming a lawyer had been a lifelong dream for Brad. After command, Brad left the active duty Army to attend law and business school at Texas Tech University.
While serving as an Air Force attorney, Brad had the opportunity to gain invaluable litigation experience as a criminal prosecutor. Brad continued to hone his litigation capabilities by attending courses such as Advance Trial Advocacy Training and Sex Crimes Investigator Training Program. In a very short period, Brad and his family fell in love with Alaska. While living in Alaska, Brad realized that many Alaskans face tough legal challenges that can be solved with the help of an attorney. The problem is that many everyday people cannot afford the services of most attorneys, so Brad opened The Law Office of Bradly A. Carlson, L.L.C. to help provide legal solutions to everyday people in a cost-effective manner.
As a military prosecutor, Brad’s passion, experience, and training made him a relentless trial attorney while representing the United States, which resulted in securing convictions in over ninety percent of his criminal cases and more than fifty years of jail time for military members convicted of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Brad also worked tirelessly to help military members and dependents resolve a variety of complex legal issues, such as being subject to unfair trade practices, predatory lending, or fighting to uphold their rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Since starting The Law Office of Bradly A. Carlson, L.L.C., Brad has a continued record of success by providing clients with legal solutions in the following areas: criminal appeals, criminal defense, debt collection defense, military divorce, estate planning, and child custody. Moreover, Brad has provided local businesses with cost-effective risk management and litigation solutions.
Brad remains active in the community by serving as a part-time military attorney in the reserve component and being actively involved in many community organizations.
Brad has spent his entire adult life serving others, and now he wants to serve you. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your trust and business.
She is a fierce advocate with finely honed courtroom skills and a diverse variety of legal experience. She is licensed to practice law in Alaska and Texas. Cindy pledges to enthusiastically and effectively represent the firm’s clients, to listen carefully to the history of their case, and to compassionately represent them both in and out of court. Cindy’s pet peeves are lawyers who won’t communicate promptly and lawyers who charge so much that hard working Alaskans cannot afford them. She has set out to do the opposite, communicating with clients in a timely manner at an affordable rate.
Straight out of Baylor Law School, Cindy began prosecuting in Bell County, Texas, where Ft. Hood is located. She quickly became a member of an elite team of felony prosecutors trying murders, aggravated robberies and sexual assaults, as well as a host of other serious crimes. Cindy developed a niche as a specialist in child homicide cases, which involved intense education in medical issues. When her family moved to San Antonio, Cindy became a felony prosecutor in the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, where she continued to try serious crimes. In 1995 she successfully tried a death penalty murder. While there, she branched out to white collar felonies and tried several large, complex fraud cases. Years later, she rejoined the Bell County team where she continued to try and settle serious felonies.
The move to Alaska was based on extensive research to answer the question “If we could live anywhere, where would it be.” Cindy came to Alaska because she wanted to live here. She joined the Anchorage Municipal Prosecutors Office in 2008 and was promoted to Anchorage Municipal Prosecutor where she led a team of fourteen prosecutors filing 10,000 cases a year.
Cindy became interested in smart justice and policy issues and in 2014 accepted a position as Director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. A few months into the job, the passage of Ballot Measure 2 put Cindy in charge of implementing commercial marijuana licensing in Alaska. She worked with the legislature to create the Marijuana Control Board and merged the staff into the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, or AMCO.
At AMCO, Cindy worked on all types of alcohol and marijuana licenses and transfers. She led a team in drafting nine articles of marijuana regulations that currently govern marijuana licensing. She accomplished that in the tight time frame prescribed by the people in the ballot measure. Cindy discovered that serving hard working Alaskans in getting businesses started or keeping them vital was as meaningful as criminal law. She gained experience in administrative law, which is a specialized area.
In 2017, Cindy joined the Alaska Attorney General’s Office as the consumer protection attorney. There, Cindy learned civil law, and participated in many complex civil litigation matters, including the state’s lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors. These years further rounded out Cindy’s skill set.
Cindy is the chairperson of the board of Volunteers of America and for years volunteered for the Anchorage International Film Festival. She cares deeply about her community and the people of our great state. She will bring all of her years of preparation and training to your case to assist you in achieving the best possible result.
While serving in the Air Force, Michelle assisted Air Force prosecutors on over 100 courts-martial and administrative discharged boards. After working with numerous prosecution teams, Michelle served as a defense paralegal for the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Area Defense Counsel where she assisted defense teams advocate for the rights of over 200 clients. In this role, Michelle gained significant experience in helping defend clients accused of drug and sex offenses.
During her active duty career, Michelle was also the paralegal in charge of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska’s military claims tort division. In that role, she gained valuable litigation experience by handling both adverse and pro-government tort claims’ cases. Michelle left active duty to provide stability for her young family. Currently, Michelle is a part-time paralegal with the Alaska Air National Guard.
Michelle utilizes her Air Force leadership experience to manage the firm’s day-to-day operations. Moreover, she assists Brad with each case to develop the investigation plan and overall case strategy. Michelle resides in Anchorage with her husband and their two sons.
She received her Paralegal Certificate from the University of the Pacific. She also has earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Oregon and a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She utilizes her experience working in the Alaska Court System to assist with a variety of cases.
She has earned five President’s Volunteer Service Awards and is very active in our community. Ariel is a proud Rotarian and serves on many other boards in the Anchorage area. She enjoys reading, skiing, golfing and traveling. She resides in Anchorage with her significant other and his son.