Awards and Background
Attorney Carlton is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell and is among the highest-rated attorneys in California. An AV certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment and evidence that attorney Carlton's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
Carlton was born in 1950 in Los Angeles, California, was raised in Huntington Beach and currently resides in Irvine, CA. He is a 1973 graduate of UCLA and in 1976 earned his Juris Doctorate from Western State University. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1977 (California and U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California) and has been practicing law since then. He has served as a temporary judge and arbitrator for the Orange County Superior Court and as an arbitrator for the Orange County Bar Association.
In addition, Carlton has been a real estate broker in California since 1977. He is a member of the California Association of Realtors (Mediation Panel), American Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and the Orange County Association of Realtors. He also has extensive training in legal mediation, including completion of the highly-touted "Mediating the Litigated Case" program offered by Pepperdine School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Institute the number one program in the nation for 11 consecutive years for training mediators.
Carlton is happily married with four children and four grandchildren. He takes great pride in being actively involved in his community. In his spare time, he has enjoyed coaching his four kids in all their sports activities. He has travelled extensively throughout the world and continues to do so; he's currently planning their next excursion to Antarctica!
If you've been hurt in any way - financially, professionally, physically or emotionally - call Daniel C. Carlton today at (949) 757-0707 or contact us online. We help personal injury victims throughout the entire Orange County area and Southern California.