Full-service estate planning and wealth management frequently includes aspects of real estate practice, business transactions, tax shelters and other legal civil matters that relate to effectively managing and protecting your legacy assets. These form the primary legal focus of Carol Johnson Law Firm, P.A.
The Firm provides comprehensive legal assistance to families with special needs family members, including helping them make proper estate planning decisions, providing asset-protection options, drafting Family Trusts and Special Needs Trusts, when needed, to provide supplemental planning solutions for their disabled family member(s).
Carol Johnson Law Firm, P.A., provides individually-focused legal services in all matters of civil law, estate and legacy planning, elder and disability law, wealth management, Special Needs Planning and advocacy for the disabled and their families, throughout Florida and South Carolina. The Firm takes pride in maintaining the highest standards of excellence, compassion, competence and integrity.
Carol is admitted to practice law within the States of Florida and South Carolina and is a member, in good standing, of the Florida Bar, The South Carolina Bar, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Oconee Bar Association, and the Professional Advisors Committee of the SPCA.
Until recently, Carol was a long-time appointed member of the Board of Trustees of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation Community Law Program - a program founded to offer legal assistance in many areas of law for those in our community who cannot otherwise afford an attorney. Carol has received recognition from the Florida Bar for her many hours of pro bono service provided on behalf of foster children and others in our community.
Carol is a frequent guest lecturer on the topic of "Special Needs" for community mental health groups and educational institutions, such as, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Columbia University, in NYC, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson University, the Speakers Bureau for the Florida Bar, and the South Carolina Bar CLE Commission.
Carol is happily married with three adult children, one of whom is disabled and is the inspiration for her work in Special Needs.
Carol is available to local community and seniors groups for presentations and seminars on the topics of "Estate Planning Essentials," "Transitional Planning for your Special Needs Child," "Protecting Your Legacy" and other elder law and special needs topics.
She sees clients by appointment only.