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Carson P. Baucher, Esq.

Senior Counsel | Litigation & Nonprofit Practice

Carson P. Baucher (he/him) serves as Senior Counsel within FPLG’s Litigation and Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organization Practice Groups, in the San Diego office. He holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Baucher has significant experience advising clients on a wide range of legal matters, including employment law, board governance, operations, and contract negotiations. He also litigates on behalf of corporations and individuals matters in federal and state court across multiple practice areas, with a specialty in business litigation. Mr. Baucher is a seasoned advisor and an aggressive litigator with a track record for achieving success for his clients. He has considerable courtroom experience, having taken many cases all the way through jury trial and on appeal. Mr. Baucher has written and argued numerous dispositive motions in federal and state court and has personally argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Baucher began his career as a trial attorney with Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. where he helped expand the office’s renowned training curriculum and supervised new trial attorneys. He has served as an instructor in the areas of defensive litigation and courtroom trial skills. He then expanded his practice into civil litigation at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP where he enjoyed significant success on a wide array of civil litigation matters.

Mr. Baucher also has a long track record of community involvement. In addition to his years of representing indigent defendants in federal and state court, he volunteers with local pro bono organizations and has given lectures on legal topics relevant to nonprofit leaders.

Mr. Baucher is a member of the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association of San Diego and recently served on the Leadership Development Committee for the San Diego chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. In his free time, Carson enjoys cooking and international backpacking.


  • California Bar
  • US Supreme Court
  • California Supreme Court
  • US District Courts for all District Courts of California (Southern, Eastern, Northern, Central)


  • Juris Doctor, New York University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classical Language and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley (High Honors)

Professional Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Nonprofit Organizations and Cryptocurrency, University of San Diego Live Webinar, March 2022
Speaking Engagements

San Diego Cause Conference

University of San Diego

The San Diego Cause Conference brings together executive leaders, marketers, donors, and social entrepreneurs of the region’s top purpose-driven businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. For over 20 years, Cause Conference™ has been a driving force for positive social impact through the sharing of ideas and strategies to build a more humanitarian community. It is a place for individuals and organizations from for-profit and nonprofit sectors to engage and collaborate. Founded and hosted by AMA San Diego, Cause Conference inspires for-profit businesses to become more community conscious, striving for social enhancement beyond the scope of traditional business transactions. We show businesses that promoting social good also improves profitability, employee morale, and public perception. We empower nonprofit organizations to become more self-sufficient by leveraging strategies typically used in the for-profit sector.


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