Nicholas R. Carlson
Admitted to New Jersey Court Bar
Mr. Carlson is an associate at McOmber & McOmber, P.C. and a resident of Neptune Township in Monmouth County. Mr. Carlson’s primary areas of practice are employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Carlson handles all aspects of employment litigation, including but not limited to matters involving discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, as well as non-compete, whistleblower and qui tam actions.
As an employment attorney, Mr. Carlson has experience litigating employment matters on behalf of employees who suffered harm as a result of negligent or malicious actions on the part of their employers. Mr. Carlson believes that all workplaces should be free of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and other such violations. Mr. Carlson is passionate about his role as a client advocate and is dedicated to providing focused attention to each matter.
Mr. Carlson also provides clients with guidance in general civil litigation. He advises and represents clients in civil disputes regarding contract matters, property disputes, municipal disputes, educational matters, and tort claims.
Mr. Carlson graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Human Development. Following his graduation from the University of Connecticut, Mr. Carlson moved to New Jersey and spent several years working as the athletic director and basketball coach at a private high school. During this time, Mr. Carlson developed an interest in the law and enrolled at the Seton Hall University School of Law to begin his new career.
While at law school, Mr. Carlson was an inaugural member of the school’s Leadership Fellows program. As a Leadership Fellow, Mr. Carlson was mentored in the art and praxis of leadership by numerous highly successful and influential attorneys. Along with four other Fellows, Mr. Carlson created an organization to distribute care packages to Newark’s homeless population. The care packages contained food, clean water, basic hygiene necessities, and information about legal rights and support services within the city as well as the contact information of organizations and agencies that could assist with specific issues. Students at Seton Hall Law School have continued to run this organization in subsequent years following its establishment.
During the Spring of 2017, Mr. Carlson served as an intern at the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, located in Newark. Mr. Carlson performed legal research and wrote memoranda for Assistant United States Attorneys working in the criminal division.
Mr. Carlson also spent a summer working as an intern for the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson, A.J.S.C., Mercer County Vicinage. During this time, he performed legal research for civil cases and was also tasked with drafting bench memoranda and judicial orders. Mr. Carlson’s diligent work as a judicial intern paid off two years later when he began serving as Judge Jacobson’s law clerk for the 2018-2019 term. As a judicial law clerk, Mr. Carlson researched and wrote more extensive memoranda for a variety of important civil cases involving the State and local governments. Mr. Carlson also drafted a number of written opinions for Judge Jacobson, including a critical decision expanding procedural due process rights for child support obligors facing the automatic suspension of their driver’s licenses for failing to pay child support on time.
Mr. Carlson fulfilled his goal of becoming an attorney when he was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in early 2019. He currently lives in Neptune, New Jersey with his wife Rebecca, an Occupational Therapy Assistant, and his sons Jonah and Evan. Mr. Carlson loves basketball and is an avid reader and concertgoer.