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Jonathan W. Carlson

POSITION: Practice Group Chair - Las Vegas Office / Partner

8337 W. Sunset Road, Suite 350
Las Vegas, NV 89113

(702) 949-1100 main
(702) 949-1101 fax

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Juris Doctor, 2007 (with distinction)
University of Nebraska College of Law
Senior Member, Allen Moot Court Board

Bachelor of Science, 2004 (magna cum laude)
Wayne State College 
Academic Athlete Scholar


Mr. Carlson joined McCormick Barstow in April of 2008 and is a member of the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practice Group as well as the Tort Litigation Practice Group. During his tenure, Mr. Carlson has handled countless depositions, arbitrations, mediations, and settlement conferences. He routinely drafts coverage opinions and handles Declatory Judgment actions for the firm's insurance coverage clients. Additionally, Mr. Carlson is responsible for litigated matters at all stages from initial pleading up to and including trial. Mr. Carlson has tried several cases to verdict, reaching successful conclusions for the clients represented by McCormick Barstow. 

Honors and Awards

Mr. Carlson is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been selected for inclusion in the Mountain States Rising Stars list (2015-2017) for his primary area of practice of Insurance Coverage. 


Practicing in the areas of Bad Faith Insurance Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, and Commercial Litigation.

Professional Associations

Mr. Carlson is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of California and State Bar of Nebraska.  He is licensed to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all federal district courts in California and Nevada. Additionally, Mr. Carlson is a member of the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California and Nevada.

Community Involvement

Mr. Carlson serves on the Board of Directors for Families for Effective Autism Treatment, the largest autism non-profit in Las Vegas.

Reported Cases

Schmall v. GEICO, 2016 WL 2626886 (D. Nev. 2016)

Benchmark Ins. Co. v. G.L. Construction Co., 182 F. Supp. 3d 1113 (D. Nev. 2015)

Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. v. Sunder, 53 F. Supp. 3d 1308 (D. Nev. 2013)

Mendakota Insurance Co. v. Vargas-Antigua, 2013 WL 2096415 (D. Nev. 2013)

Young v. Mercury Casualty Co., 2010 WL 2757291 (D. Nev. 2010)

American Income Life Insurance Co. v. Lopez, 2012 WL 4795649 (D. Nev. 2012)