Carsten has been practicing over ten years. He has a general litigation practice. Carsten's practice includes insurance defense, personal injury defense, employment liability and medical liability. Carsten is admitted to practice law in Idaho and Utah in both state and federal courts, and he has substantial experience in handling litigation in federal courts. Carsten is experienced in medical liability litigation. He also has significant experience defending employers in administrative complaints filed with the Idaho Human Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition, he has advised employers in matters involving unemployment disputes with the Idaho Department of Labor and Idaho Industrial Commission. Carsten is "AV" Preeminent Peer-Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Carsten grew up in Boise, Idaho, graduating from Capital High School. He was active in Scouting, and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. He continues to actively volunteer with the Boy Scouts. Carsten graduated, cum laude, from Utah State University in 1998, obtaining a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He received his J.D. from the University of Idaho in 2001. While in law school, Carsten was a member of the Idaho Law Review in 2000-2001, serving as a Notes and Comments Editor. In 2000, Carsten published the Comment "New Twist to an Old Injustice - Genetic Discrimination and Medicare Reform" in the Idaho Law Review. During law school, Carsten also worked during one summer as a law clerk at Carey Perkins LLP. Upon graduation from law school, Carsten served a judicial clerkship from 2001-2003 with Chief Magistrate Judge Larry M. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. Carsten then joined Carey Perkins LLP, where he is now a partner practicing in the Boise office.
Carsten and his family live in Boise. He enjoys a variety of activities including skiing, hunting, tennis, and assisting with his children's sports teams.