Jonathan W. Carlson

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Jonathan W. Carlson


Mr. Carlson joined McCormick Barstow in April of 2008 and is a member of the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practice Group as well as the Tort Litigation Practice Group. During his tenure, Mr. Carlson has handled countless depositions, arbitrations, mediations, and settlement conferences.


He routinely drafts coverage opinions and handles Declatory Judgment actions for the firm’s insurance coverage clients. Additionally, Mr. Carlson is responsible for litigated matters at all stages from initial pleading up to and including trial. Mr. Carlson has tried several cases to verdict, reaching successful conclusions for the clients represented by McCormick Barstow.

Mr. Carlson also has experience handling appeals in both federal and state court in Nevada.

Juris Doctor, 2007 (with distinction)
University of Nebraska College of Law
Senior Member, Allen Moot Court Board

Bachelor of Science, 2004 magna cum laude 
Wayne State College
Academic Athlete Scholar

Practicing in the areas of Bad Faith Insurance Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, and Commercial Litigation.

Mr. Carlson is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of California and State Bar of Nebraska.  He is licensed to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all federal district courts in California and Nevada. Additionally, Mr. Carlson is a member of the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California and Nevada.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Carlson is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been selected for inclusion in the Mountain States Rising Stars list (2015-2017) for his primary area of practice of Insurance Coverage.

Community Involvement

Mr. Carlson serves on the Board of Directors for Families for Effective Autism Treatment, the largest autism non-profit in Las Vegas.

Reported Cases

Aiello v. Geico General Ins. Co., 379 F. Supp. 3d 1123 (D. Nev. 2019)

Alele v. Geico General Ins. Co., 420 F. Supp. 3d 1124 (D. Nev. 2019)

Hendon v. Geico Ins. Agency, 377 F. Supp. 3d 1194 (D. Nev. 2019)

Rosas v. GEICO Cas. Co., 365 F. Supp. 3d 1123 (D. Nev. 2019)

Clifford v. Geico Cas. Co., 428 F. Supp. 3d 317 (D. Nev. 2019)

Plaza v. Geico Direct, 430 F.Supp. 3d 689 (D. Nev. 2020)

Jimenez v. GEICO General Ins. Co., 448 F.Supp. 3d 1108 (D. Nev. 2020)

Castillo v. GEICO Cas. Co., 446 F. Supp. 3d 710 (D. Nev. 2020)

Patel v. Am. Nat’l Prop. & Cas. Co., 367 F.Supp. 3d 1186 (D. Nev. 2019)

Sgrillo v. GEICO Casualty Company, 323 F.Supp.3d 1167 (D. Nev. 2018)

Schmall v. GEICO, 240 F.Supp.3d 1093 (D. Nev. 2016)

Benchmark Ins. Co. v. G.L. Construction Co., 182 F. Supp. 3d 1113 (D. Nev. 2015)

Liberty Insurance Underwriters Inc. v. Scudier, 53 F. Supp. 3d 1308 (D. Nev. 2013)


Guest Speaker

Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Nevada” NBI in March 2020

“Insurance Bad Faith Set up in Nevada” NBI in December 2017

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