Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney

Eric Carlson has specialized in long-term care since 1990, and is one of the nation’s leading consumer experts on nursing homes and assisted living facilities. He counsels attorneys from across the country in issues relating to long-term care, and also participates in litigation on residents’ behalf. He is the author of numerous publications and articles, including Long Term Care Advocacy (LexisNexis), the leading legal treatise on long-term care issues. His consumer publications include 20 Common Nursing Home Problems, and How to Resolve Them and (with co-author and fellow NSCLC attorney Katharine Bau Hsiao) The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Nursing Home Care (Taylor Trade).

Mr. Carlson speaks frequently on long-term care topics to attorneys, social workers, consumers, and others.  Recent presentations have taken him to Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Texas, and other states.

Mr. Carlson is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota, and received his legal education from the Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California at Berkeley. Following law school he served as a law clerk for a federal judge, worked in a fellowship in public interest law, and then served as Director of the Nursing Home Advocacy Project of Bet Tzedek Legal Services of Los Angeles.


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