Jeffrey A. Carson

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Jeffrey Carson

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Assistant: Becky Gaffer

About Jeff

Jeffrey Carson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, and then proceeded to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 1972. Jeff began his legal career at the firm of Schieffer, Hadley, Bakke and Jensen, which was later known as Schieffer and Carson, where his practice focused on municipal law.

In 1979, Jeff and William Clelland formed the law firm of Carson & Clelland, now known as Carson, Clelland & Scherder. Since the mid-1970’s, Jeff has focused his practice primarily in the field of municipal law and has served as City Attorney for several municipalities in Hennepin and Anoka Counties.

As part of his municipal practice, Jeff has worked extensively in the fields of eminent domain and special assessments. Jeff has also served as a Commissioner in condemnation matters within the metropolitan area. Jeff’s practice also includes the areas of municipal land use, zoning, real estate and commercial real estate transactions.

Jeff became a Qualified Rule 114 Neutral in 2016 and, beginning in 2019, will focus more on his mediation practice. Currently, Jeff serves as a neutral mediator on request, primarily in the municipal field.

Jeff enjoys hiking, golf, yoga, pickle ball, reading and is an avid baseball fan.


University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctorate
University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science