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Carl Colbert was born in Renton, Washington. Carl attended the University of Washington where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Immediately upon graduation from the University of Washington, Carl began his law school career at the Yale Law School.

After graduation from the Yale Law School, Carl went to work for the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis at that firm’s New York City office. Carl worked in the corporate practice group where his practice was limited to venture capital, private equity and corporate finance transactions.

Carl left Kirkland & Ellis for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom International’s Singapore office in 1997 where he practiced corporate law until he left to pursue his own goals back in the United States.

Carl now accepts cases throughout Washington.

Carl has appeared on CBS's 48 Hours, CBS's 48 Hours Mysteries, CBS's 48 Hours Hard Evidence, various ID Channel programs, A & E Network's American Justice and Oxygen Network's Snapped.


Law School:





Yale Law School, New Haven, CT,  Juris Doctorate, 1995

Yale Journal on Regulation, Senior Editor

University of Washington,Seattle, WA, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1992

Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude, University Scholars Award 1991-1992, National Dean's List

Kirkland Institute of Trial Advocacy, New York, NY 1994
Kirkland Institute of Corporate Practice, Chicago, IL 1995
Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York
Admitted to the Bar of the State of Washington
Member of the New York State Bar Association






Summer 1994:

Summer 1993:

Law Offices of Carl Colbert, Ltd, P.C.
Bellevue, Gig Harbor,  WA. Owner 

Areas of emphasis include: Civil and Criminal Litigation, Business and Corporate law, Real Estate Law, Asset Protection and Estate Planning.

Colbert & Colbert, LLP
Gig Harbor, WA, Partner 

Representation of individuals and entities throughtout the State of Washington in a variety of matters.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom International 
Singapore, Associate 

Representation of (i) U.S. corporations in connection with merger and acquisition activities in Asia and (ii) Asian corporations in connection with corporate finance transactions in the U.S.

Kirkland & Ellis
New York, NY, Associate 

Representation of venture capital firms and corporations in (i) mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buy outs, (ii) private equity transactions, (iii) corporate finance transactions and (iv) general corporate matters.

Kirkland & Ellis
New York, NY, Summer Associate

Representation of clients involved in civil litigation, corporate combinations and a variety of other matters.

Northwest Defenders Association
Seattle, WA, Legal Intern 

Representation of clients accused of crimes ranging in scope from malicious mischief to felony murder.

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