Peter H. Carlson has nearly 30 years of experience defending employers and their insurers in workers’ compensation claims before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and reviewing courts.
He also handles commercial motor vehicle cases, labor and employment litigation, premises liability, construction litigation, and negotiates labor contracts. Mr. Carlson also defends catastrophic bodily injury and severe property damage/fire loss cases, as well as premises liability, construction defect and accident litigation.
In addition to litigating on behalf of his clients, Mr. Carlson also counsels and advises on contract negotiations and disputes, risk management and safety strategies, exposures and insurance programs, as well as the rules and requirements of Medicare with respect to claims and litigation.
Mr. Carlson’s clients include insurance companies, governmental entities, trucking and transportation companies, construction companies, manufacturers, service industry companies, financial institutions and self-insured entities.
He has tried many cases to verdict before juries, bench trials, and administrative law judges. Mr. Carlson has argued before the Illinois Appellate Court, and has represented clients in multiple jurisdictions.
Mr. Carlson joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in December 1995. He is a member of the firm’s Transportation, Defense Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. Mr. Carlson is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1991
B.A., Boston College, 1988
Admissions : Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.