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Phil Carlson

Phil Carlson

Senior Attorney

Phil Carlson is the former Chief of the Consumer Protection Bureau in the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Lincoln, NE. He and his staff worked in the Consumer Protection, Charities, Antitrust, and Tobacco fields. Mr. Carlson graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law and was admitted to the South Dakota State Bar in 2008.  Mr. Carlson worked for the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office in Pierre, SD from 2014 to 2020. Besides being the only dedicated Consumer Protection Attorney in that office, he also handled Charities, Gaming, Municipality, and Anti-Trust issues.  Before that he was in private practice in Mitchell, SD where his practice was largely devoted to criminal defense and family law. A certified gearhead and history buff, he spends his time outside of the office working on cars, playing guitar and singing, and building plastic models.



  • State of South Dakota
  • State of Nebraska
  • United States District Courts, South Dakota
  • United States District Courts, Nebraska
  • United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D.
  • Northern State University, B.A. History