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Hartford Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorneys

Aggressive & Unyielding Representation in Connecticut

Have you been involved in a serious accident? Are you facing criminal charges? It can be daunting to find the right lawyer for either of these legal issues. Fortunately, the law firm of Carlson & Dumeer, LLC provides the quality representation you need for criminal defense and personal injury cases. Our firm has the resources and dedication to work hard for you.

An experienced legal team, we maintain an extensive network of professionals to assist us in maximizing the outcome of your case. This means you can have an entire team of experts and consultants behind you when you work with our firm.

  • ...I would have never been able to do this without you.

    “Working with Attorney Dummer and his staff has made an extremely stressful time in my life a little less stressful. With his help, I was able to recover a substantial settlement and have all my ...”

    - M.N.
  • Brian and Scott act synergistically and deliberately to obtain the best possible outcome for their clients. I fully endorse Carlson & Dumeer, LLC.

    “Brian was a remarkable advocate using his skills while teaming with Scott Carlson to first fully understand the nature of the injuries, then craft and defend a personal injury claim resulting in a fair, justified and significant award.”

    - B.S.C.
  • “Brian is a kind and very intelligent attorney. His professionalism is top notch. His knowledge and expertise put me at ease and I felt extremely confident having him as my attorney.”

    - Nancy
  • I would like to take the opportunity to extend my greatest gratitude... Thank you again.

    “Everyone's earnest endeavors and honest concern resulted in a very satisfactory conclusion that most certainly would not have been the case otherwise.”

    - Michael M.
  • He is very professional and I recommend him and his work to anyone in need of a lawyer.

    “Brian Dumeer was a godsend and is such a humble individual. He is so easy to talk to and really makes you feel like you are not going through a court case. Brian really pushed for the best positive outcome and I am forever grateful.”

    - Melissa R.

Why Choose Our Firm?

We Care & We Fight for You
  • We Provide a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation. You Have Nothing to Lose by Contacting Our Firm.
  • We Provide the Support and Counsel You Need Through Strong Attorney-Client Relationships.
  • We Are Accessible 24/7 for Clients in Connecticut. We Respond Promptly to Calls, Texts, and Emails.
  • We Gained Our Reputation from Hard Work and Persistence. We Have More Than 20 Years of Combined Experience.

Meet Our Attorneys

Our Experienced Hartford Attorneys Work Every Case Together
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    Scott Carlson


    Attorney Scott Carlson is backed by a proven track record in personal injury and criminal defense cases, known for his client-focused service and active support of the local community. Scott formerly defended businesses and insurance companies in negligence and bad faith cases, and he now leverages his insider knowledge to help his clients obtain full and fair compensation.
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    Brian Dumeer


    Attorney Brian Dumeer is trial-tested lawyer who is known for getting results in personal injury accident and criminal defense cases, and who is dedicated to serving the community. Brian formerly worked with the prosecution, and now that he works as a defender, he is armed with invaluable insight on how to proactively defend the accused.
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    Vienna Ortiz
    Vienna has an AS degree in Criminal Justice from Goodwin University and a Diploma in Paralegal Studies from Branford Hall Career Institute. She comes to Carlson & Dumeer with over 14 years of experience. She is dedicated to assisting clients in their time of need. Vienna enjoys spending time with her husband, four children and dog Onyx. She likes playing games with friends, cooking, and music.
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    Christina Levesque
    Christina lives in Middlefield, Connecticut with her husband and two children. She is also a mother to three American Bulldog/Cane Corso dogs. In her free time, she enjoys teaching hip hop dance, boating on the Long Island sound, knitting and being a fully devoted Sports Mom. Christina’s favorite sports team is any team her children are on that day! Her favorite television show is Schitt’s Creek. At Carlson & Dumeer, Christina enjoys connecting with her clients to help make a trying time in ...
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    Selma McManus
    Selma McManus is a paralegal/office manager for Carlson & Dumeer, with over 15 years of experience. She is committed to providing a high quality of customer service to our clients. Her favorite part of her job is helping people get through their difficult time. Selma is originally from Texas but now calls Connecticut her home. She has two grown children and is very proud of them. She is an active member of Virtually Successful BNI and serves as secretary on her HOA. She enjoys a variety of ...
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    Kelly Lagasse
    Kelly is married to her husband Paul. Together, they have five kids who range in age from 13 to 24 years old along with their two dogs who are half Weimaraner and Newfoundland. Kelly is an avid cyclist who has competed in many charity rides of varying distances. By her own admission, she is completely addicted to her Peloton. When not cycling she enjoys camping, or as she likes to call it “glamping”, and kayaking. At Carlson & Dumeer she enjoys helping clients during their difficult times by ...

Learn How We Can Help

Put More Than 20 Years of Combined Experience in Your Corner

Client-Focused Representation

Our Goal Is to Deliver an Outstanding Level of Service

Our personal injury and criminal defense attorneys are each members of prestigious legal associations that include the American Association for Justice, Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Our Hartford accident and criminal law firm prides itself on persistence. We give each case our full attention and energy, and we never relent until we achieve the best possible results. You will never have to worry about the dedication of your criminal defense or personal injury attorney when you retain our firm.

Moreover, both partners will work on your case, putting two lawyers in your corner instead of just one. In your time of need, we offer strong legal advocacy.

Contact us at (877) 795-5594 today to get started on your criminal defense or personal injury case in Hartford. When you future is hanging in the balance, let our attorneys fight for you!

Recent Success Stories

See How We Have Helped Other People in Your Shoes
  • DUI Charge Dismissed
  • DUI, Second Offender Dismissed
  • Slip and Fall $195,000
  • Train Accident $54,500
  • Truck Accident $200,000
  • Unlawful Discharge of Firearm Plea Deal
  • Employee Theft Nominal Restitution
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Case Settled
  • Multiple Car Accident $21,000
  • Multiple Counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute No Jail Time

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