Robert M. Carson

Practice Areas


  • B.S., Wayne State University, 1965
  • J.D., Wayne State University, cum laude, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1969
  • California, 1969
4111 Andover Road
West - Second Floor
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-1924
(248) 644-4840


Robert M. Carson combines extensive experience in business transactions with a recognized expertise and history of results in complex litigation. He has been acknowledged for this rare cross section of skills by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers as well as an AV rating peer review by the Martindale Hubbell national legal directory. Most importantly, clients have sought him out to help solve their most difficult problems.

Mr. Carson’s practice focuses on real estate, land use, finance and entity creation, operation, acquisitions, dispositions and governance. He represents business interests in Michigan, throughout the United States, and internationally. Through his long and distinguished career, he has achieved noteworthy results for clients, including many landmark legal rulings. He is known for his creative approach, which frequently yields value added settlements and significant money judgments.

Mr. Carson is one of the founding members of Carson Fischer and serves as its managing partner.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of California
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • The American Inns of Court, Oakland County Circuit Court, Michigan Chapter
  • American Bar Association


  • Member, 2009 Merit Selection Panel to Reappoint Magistrate - USDC ED Mi.
  • Faculty Member, Detroit Chapter Federal Bar Association, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan Trial Advocacy Workshop, 1991
  • Life Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Board of Visitors, Wayne State University Law School,
  • Director, Michigan National Bank - Oakland, 1982-1989


  • "Developing and Evaluating Business Appraisal" at "Divorce: State of the Art Issues," Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
  • "The Zoning Game," Urban Land Institute, Detroit District Council, 1999
  • "Sandstone v Novi: The Epilogue," Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan Summer Conference, 2004
  • "Municipal Approvals: Cooperation or Confrontation?" the University of Michigan and Urban Land Institute 14th Annual Real Estate Forum, 2000


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell 2022
  • Leading Lawyers™ Peer Selected, 2018 and 2023
  • Leading Lawyers in Michigan 2023: Real Estate Law
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2007 - 2023 editions in the field of Commercial Litigation
  • dbusiness, "The Detroit 500", 2018 - 2022
  • dbusiness, "Top Lawyers in Metropolitan Detroit", 2010 - 2020 and 2023
  • AVVO Rated Top Lawyer 2023
  • Selected as a 2023 Top Rated Litigator
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, Top Attorneys in Michigan, 2006 - 2023
  • Selected to America's Top 100 Attorneys in Michigan 2022
  • Selected to America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® for 2019 - 2022
  • Selected to Midwest Top Rated Lawyers 2023