Mark was a highly decorated police officer, detective, patrol sergeant and detective sergeant for 11 years at a metro Denver area department, until starting this business in 2006.
In his current capacity as a private investigator Mark spends a great deal of his time on criminal defense cases. He’s worked every type of case imaginable from domestic violence and DUI to sexual assault, COCCA and murder cases. Many attorney clients have said they especially appreciate Mark’s viewpoint on criminal cases due to his previous career in law enforcement and his ability to not only find critical witnesses but to get them to speak with him.
Mark is very adept at understanding criminal cases and recognizing their strengths and weaknesses. He understands defense theories and what information is most critical from each witness. Because of his prior career (which included instructing new detectives) and his years of investigation experience, Mark can break down the quality of the police investigation, help find its weak points and work with the attorney to conduct the most thorough and targeted investigation possible.
Mark also provides services to attorneys in civil cases such as personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mark has worked cases involving home owners associations, apartment complexes, restaurants and businesses, car accidents and police use of force cases including those resulting in fatalities, to name a few.
Mark has conducted insurance claims and fraud investigations and he spent time as a Criminal Justice instructor at an area career college.
For several years Mark volunteered his time teaching law related education classes at area high schools, churches, and civic groups. He is the former Chairman of the Board on the Brighton Parks and Recreation Board. In 2009 he was appointed by the Brighton City Council to serve on the Youth Services Center Advisory Committee and was chosen the Chairman by his peers. Mark was also an original Bike Brighton committee member and was asked to be part of the Missing Links Trails committee.
Bonded and insured, Mark Carlson is licensed by the State of Colorado (license #PI2.0000115).