Thomas D. Carlson

Senior Counsel

carlsont@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.3954
Fax 612.371.3207
Minneapolis
Thomas Carlson has practiced exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trusts for more than 30 years.

Thomas is an experienced trusts and estates mediator, certified by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is currently a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a frequent lecturer and writer on estate planning related topics.
He serves on numerous nonprofit boards and has been a youth hockey coach for more than 20 years.

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. Earl R. Larson, Federal District Court

Professional Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, Fellow

Trusts and Estates Mediator, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel

Recognitions and Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, trusts and estates, trusts and estates litigation, 2007-2019

Minnesota Super Lawyers, 1996-1997

Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine - "The State's Top Lawyers"

American Research Corporation, Leading Minnesota Attorney

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1969)

Colgate University (B.A. 1966)
Minnesota

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

U.S. Supreme Court