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Christopher T. Carson
Attorney at Law

Kilmer Voorhees & Laurick, P.C.
732 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

Tel 503-224-0055 ext 214
Fax 503-222-5290

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Mr. Carson’s practice emphasizes business, insurance and construction litigation, and includes representation of insureds, carriers, and both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes. He recently served as counsel for several multi-employer pension and benefit funds in the largest investment manager fraud litigation in the United States, resulting in substantial recoveries for the clients.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Chair, Oregon State Bar Construction Section, 1998
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar Business Litigation Section, 2006
  • Member, Federal Practice and Procedure Committee, 2003 – 2005
  • 2006 Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award

Peer Review Recognitions

  • AV®, Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Public Speaking

  • 01/31/2011 – Insurance Coverage in Construction Defect Litigation 101 (Multnomah Bar Association)
  • 04/07/2011 – Insurance in the Construction Industry (The Seminar Group)

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation


  • Colorado College, B.A. 1980, Biology
  • Willamette University, J.D. cum laude, 1984. Willamette Law Review, 1983 - 1984.


  • Oregon State Bar, 1984
  • Washington State Bar, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1986

Professional Involvement

  • Chair, Executive Committee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Oregon State Bar