Profile of Lawyer Steven Carleton
He has conducted major projects analyzing various programs for Canadian federal government departments. Furthermore, he has taught and presented workshops about performance planning and evaluation.
He is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him with its highest rating AV rating for legal skill and ethical standards.
Early Life and Education
Carleton earned himself a reputation for his quick wit and playful antics, maintaining a charming boyish smile into adulthood while setting a four-year letterwinner tournament record and serving as team captain twice. Additionally, his athleticism was notable: setting two tournament records during high school tournament play while serving two years as team captain was testament to that fact.
In 1766, he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec colony and served in various military capacities. Under his tenure, an act was passed that separated Canada into Upper and Lower Canada.
He is one of Louisiana’s premier trial attorneys and has handled multiple jury trials in United States District Courts across Louisiana’s Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts. Specializing in personal injury and products liability cases.
He has handled multiple products liability cases as well as represented private clients in labor and employment litigation matters involving discrimination, retaliatory discharge, civil service just cause litigation and discriminatory hiring disputes. Martindale-Hubbell awarded him their top rating AV status to recognize his highly esteemed legal skills and professional ethics.
Since 2010, President Poskanzer has led Carleton College as its eleventh president. Under his guidance, Carleton has increased socioeconomic, racial and geographic diversity within its student body; upheld rigorous hiring and tenure standards; implemented a strategic plan to advance university initiatives; raised more than $400 million through Every Carl for Carleton campaign; completed essential new and renovated facilities as well as placed increased emphasis on equipping its graduates for life beyond Carleton.
Achievement and Honors
Steven Carleton earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer review lawyer rating – its highest available. He is a member of both the Louisiana State Bar Association and Baton Rouge Bar Association; at both, he serves on their Education Committees; additionally he sits on Downtown Development Board and was once President of Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge.
He is a dedicated family man who takes great pleasure in playing sports and cooking, as well as his artistic pursuits such as playwriting; one of his plays won an award in Australia! A former US Army infantryman who earned the Combat Infantryman Badge; also served in military police; is son of former Congressman; graduated Lafayette College;
He is widely recognized for his expertise in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction, having published widely about both topics. Additionally, he is highly esteemed scholar of Australian theatre with particular expertise in 21st Century Australian playwriting as well as the intersections between Gothic drama and ecocriticism.
He has successfully represented manufacturers and sellers in product liability litigation. Additionally, he is highly skilled at representing public clients, private business owners and government employees facing allegations of discrimination, harassment or retaliatory discharge litigation.
Outside of work, he’s an active athlete with particular expertise in adaptive downhill skiing and solo kayaking. A frequent competitor at Easy Day Bowling, he has made lifelong friendships among his fellow competitors there – although some were predeceased – as well as two sons of his own.
Steve Carleton possesses a net worth estimated at $29 Million. His wealth was earned by means of entrepreneurship and investments in companies such as Potbelly Sandwich Works. Additionally, he serves on the boards of directors of several businesses as well as being active philanthropist. Furthermore, Steve has written many articles and books regarding socio-economic analysis and housing policy in Canada as well as founding Focus Consulting Inc and being an affiliate researcher of Centre on Governance’s Centre on Governance Research Centre where he conducted over 130 reports and studies focused around housing systems outside Canada with comparisons made against Canada compared with similar systems around world that compare.
He sold Slaight Communications to Astral Media in 2007. Since then, he has demonstrated a deep dedication to philanthropy by supporting many life-enhancing Canadian endeavors for seniors and indigenous communities as well as heading up Baycrest Centre Foundation, a fundraiser dedicated to raising funds for geriatric issues.