Biography of Carlton C. Casler

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I am the owner of the Casler Law Office, PLLC. I have been practicing Arizona landlord/tenant law since 1990 (30+ years). My practice focuses exclusively on Arizona landlord/tenant law and I only represent landlords. I will use my many years of experience to seek a favorable result for you.

Solo Practitioner

I am a “solo practitioner” in the truest sense of the phrase. I will handle every aspect of your case. I prepare all of my pleadings, motions and notices. I am the only one who answers my phone. When you call, you will speak directly to me, not a paralegal or junior associate. If I am in court or otherwise unavailable at the time you call, I will promptly return your phone call. If you have a question about your case, your billing statement, etc., I – and I alone – will answer your questions. As you will quickly learn, I am able to offer a level of personal service unparalleled by other law firms.

I have the expertise to handle your case:

  • My book, the Arizona Landlord's Deskbook, has been in continuous publication since 1992 and the current edition (the 6th edition) is widely used by property managers, lawyers, judges, and other real estate practitioners throughout Arizona. 
  • I custom-draft residential (and commercial) rental agreements, addenda, amendments, and related documents.
  • I handle residential and commercial evictions.
  • I handle appeals lost by another attorney or law firm.

I teach Arizona landlord/tenant law:

  • I am certified by the Arizona Department of Real Estate as a real estate instructor. I am also licensed as an Arizona real estate broker.
  • I am certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Continuing Legal Education instructor.
  • I am a professional member of the National Speakers Association.
  • Over the past 30+ years, I have given countless seminars, webinars, and continuing education courses about landlord/tenant law to landlords, property managers, real estate brokers, attorneys, and even to judges.


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, June 1984, Hawaii Pacific College, Honolulu, Hawaii 

Attended classes and obtained degree while on active duty, U.S. Army.


    • Valedictorian (Grade Average: 4.0)
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Dean's List
    • Listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges," 1984.

Law school: 

Juris Doctorate, May 1990, Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona


Enlisted, November 1979 (E-1) - September 1981 (E-5)

Graduate, United States Army Leadership Course, January 1981

• Honors: Distinguished Honor Graduate, Graduated #1 out of 61

Graduate, United States Army Officer Candidate School, September 1981

• Honors: Distinguished Academic Graduate, Graduated #1 out of 161

Officer, September 1981 (Second Lieutenant O-1) - September 1986 (Captain O-3)

Honorably Discharged, 23 September 1986, Rank: Captain (O-3)


  • Expert Infantryman's Badge (2/82)
  • Army Commendation Medal (9/86)
  • Army Achievement Medal (2/83)
  • Good Conduct Medal (9/81)
  • Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (9/81)