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“There is no greater honor than using your voice in service of another. As an attorney, I strive to use my voice, training, and experience to empower my clients and ensure that they have the best possible opportunity to accomplish their goals.”


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

Nonprofits in an NFT-Powered Metaverse: Just A “Passing Fad,” or Emerging Opportunity?

19th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium, University of San Diego

Each year, the Nonprofit Governance Symposium brings people together from communities across the San Diego region and elsewhere to elevate the importance of strong board governance, share lessons learned from the field, and discuss trends in effective nonprofit and philanthropic governance. Through plenary sessions, workshops, discussions, presentations and networking activities, our participants learn how to guide their organizations toward greater impact and mission fulfillment.

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