Keith W. Carlson

Keith W. Carlson is a founding partner with the law firm of Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, where he practices all aspects of employment law, healthcare law, and related litigation. Mr. Carlson deals extensively with general employment issues, as well as employment and corporate issues affecting the healthcare industry. He also has experience – in both state and federal courts – in matters involving trade secrets, unfair competition, wage-and-hour claims, sexual-harassment claims, race-discrimination claims, disability-discrimination claims, wrongful-termination claims, business litigation, and representation before administrative agencies.

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Carlson regularly advises clients on contractual matters affecting professional employee compensation, specifically with respect to compliance with federal and state fraud-and-abuse laws. He is a regular guest lecturer at both Cleveland Chiropractic College and the Southern California University of Health Sciences (LACC) on multi-specialty practices, employment law, and practitioner-compensation issues. In addition to healthcare topics, Mr. Carlson frequently speaks on employment and political issues. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, and the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys.

Mr. Carlson received his J.D. in 1997 from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Mr. Carlson received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated magna cum laude and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was also awarded the Chancellor’s Service Award, for excellence in community service.

Mr. Carlson is also highly involved in his community. He has served on both the Chapman and Whittier Law School’s Board of Visitors, the Irvine Valley College Foundation, and Santa Ana Unified School District’s Bond Oversight. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for Pacifica Christian High School. He is also the Chairman of the California Republican Lawyers Association. In 2003, Mr. Carlson was elected to serve on the California Republican Party’s Board of Directors. He first served as the Vice-Chairman, South, for the CRP and represents Orange, Riverside, Imperial, and San Diego Counties. Mr. Carlson then served as the treasurer of the California Republican Party for over five years.

University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D., 1997)
University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., History and Political Science, magna cum laude, 1994)

Partner, Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, June 2007 – Present
Partner, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, 2005 – 2007
Associate, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, 2000 – 2004
Associate, Hart, King & Coldren LLP, 1998 – 2000

All California State Courts
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the Central District of California

Member of Labor and Employment Law Section of Orange County Bar Association, 2000 – Present
Member of National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys, 2002 – Present
Regular Guest Lecturer, Cleveland Chiropractic College, 2003 – Present
Regular Guest Lecturer, Southern California University of Health Sciences, 2006 –Present

U.S. Healthworks, 2005 – Present
California Chiropractic Association, 2002 – Present
National Chiropractic Council, 2002 – Present
American Acupuncture Council, 2002 – Present

Chapman Law School, Board of Visitors, 2007 – 2012
Whittier Law School Board of Counselors, 2002 – 2005
Irvine Valley College Foundation Board of Governors, 2002 – 2011
California Republican Party, Treasurer, 2006 – 2011
California Republican Party, Vice-Chairman, South, representing Orange, Riverside, Imperial, and San Diego Counties, 2003 – 2006
California Republican Lawyers Association, Vice Chairman, 2000 – 2011
California Republican Lawyers Association, Chairman, 2012 – Present
Orange County Republican Lawyers Association, Chairman, 1999 – Present
Republican National Lawyers Association Board of Directors, 2004 – 2006
Orange County Republican Party Endorsements Committee Member, 2004 – Present
Bill Simon for Governor, Orange County Regional Chairman, 2001 – 2002
Santa Ana Unified School District’s Bond Oversight Committee, 2000 – 2003

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