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.
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.