Christopher J. Carlson

Christopher J. Carlson


Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

Mr. Carlson’s practice concentrates on the defense of New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury matters on behalf of insurance companies, self-insured entities and third-party administrators in the fields of premises liability, transportation law, and construction claims. He has also handled commercial, insurance coverage, fire loss, trucking accident, Dram Shop, subrogation and first party “Personal Injury Protection ” (PIP) matters, as well as Hazmat rapid response services to trucking accidents.

Mr. Carlson is a Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. This designation, held by less than 3% of New Jersey attorneys, requires a rigorous application process demonstrating trial experience, peer and judicial references, passage of a written examination, and continuing legal education, with re-certification required every five years.

Mr. Carlson is a member of both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars. He has handled matters in all of New Jersey’s 21 counties, Philadelphia, Court of Common Pleas, and in each Federal vicinage.

Mr. Carlson has periodically presented both written and oral seminars to clients and industry organizations on topics and recent developments in case law in many of these practice areas.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey


District of New Jersey

Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Rutgers School of Law, Camden, NJ.
Juris Doctorate.

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and history.

Classes & Seminars

“What You Need To Know About Liens And Subrogation Rights,” in-house panel discussion GSMJIF and PEJIF, February 2020

“Discovery Rules,” NIP Group, April 2019

“Rules as to Shifting Risk of Loss,” South Jersey Claims Association, March 2018

“Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith,” South Jersey Claims Association, September 2017.


“New Jersey Litigation Blog,” a weekly blog published by the attorneys in Capehart Scatchard’s Litigation Group focusing on New Jersey liability litigation case law, Contributing Author, 2016 to present.

”Litigation Quarterly,” a quarterly e-newsletter published by Capehart Scatchard’s Litigation Group which discusses litigation trends and developments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Contributing author, 2019 to present.