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Alan Ray Carlson
Jun 29, 1947 - Feb 2, 2013
Alan Ray CARLSON
Posted by Jo Aguirre
Alan Ray Carlson, 65, resident of Bartlesville and longtime attorney,
died Saturday February 2, 2013 in Bartlesville.
Funeral services for Mr. Carlson will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday
at the Oklahoma Wesleyan University-Fine Arts Center with Dr. Devin
Smith, of Oklahoma Wesleyan University officiating.
Graveside Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday February 8, 2013 at
the Alva Municipal Cemetery at Alva Oklahoma under the direction of the
Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the
American Cancer Society
c/o Kathy Leeper P.O. Box 1094 Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74005, or to the
American Heart Association
P.O. Box 841125 Dallas, Texas 75284-1125
Alan Ray Carlson was born on June 29, 1947 at Alva, Oklahoma. He earned
his high school education at Alva High School, a Bachelor of
Science-Industrial Engineering with Honors from Oklahoma State
University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa in 1973.
Alan was engaged in the practice of law with the Garrison, Brown and
Carlson law firm from 1974 to the present.
Alan was a member of many professional organizations including, but not
limited to, the American Institute of Industrial Engineering, American
and Oklahoma Bar Associations, American College of Trial Lawyers
Association, American Association for Justice, Oklahoma Association for
Justice, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (charter member,)
the Hudson-Hall-Wheaton Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and the
American College of Trial Lawyers.
Alan authored articles on the practice of law for various regional
publications. He was a highly regarded speaker lecturing in Oklahoma and
other venues throughout the U.S. Alan was the highest ranked speaker for
Oklahoma Bar Association Seminars for the year 1989, received the
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Certificate of Meritorious Service and was
selected for admission into "The Best Lawyers in America. Martindale
Hubbell - the foremost guide for rating attorneys, awarded Alan an "av"
(very high) rating, which is the highest possible.
He was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the
Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, the United States
Court of Appeals for the 10th circuit, the United States Supreme Court,
and several state courts.
Alan was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt quail. Though he
was a highly educated and driven man, he never forgot his roots and the
lessons learned growing up on the farm in western Oklahoma. Alan loved
his extended family and served God through service to his many clients
Alan is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karen Carlson, sons Eric and
Kevin and his fiancee Tanya Kopytin. He is also survived by his brother
Dean and wife Saundra, sisters Virginia Lane and Verona Greenawalt and
husband Gary, brother-in-law Dr. Earl Smith and wife Patsy,
sisters-in-law Rene Catli and husband Craig and Kipa Smith and her
partner Tracy Ferlet, and nine nieces and nephews.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from February 5
to March 5, 2013
C Surnames - Alva Cemetery
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