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Carol Johnson Law Firm, P.A.

A full-service law firm practicing in South Carolina and Florida.

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Welcome to Carol Johnson Law Firm, P.A. – a full-service law firm practicing in South Carolina and Florida, dedicated to providing comprehensive civil legal services for its business and individual clients.

Attention to the ever-changing regulatory and tax requirements for estate and legacy planning, real estate transactions, business transactions, and SSA disability determinations forms the primary focus for the legal services provided by the Firm.

Our Legal Services include;


For more information on some important topics, see: Special Needs Plans Wealth Management and Special Needs Mediation

Carol Johnson Law Firm, P.A., is both honored and privileged to provide personalized legal representation for parents and caregivers of children and adults with all manner of emotional, physical and educational disabilities in addition to disabled individuals who need assistance with their estate planning needs.

Carol Johnson Law Firm, P.A., regularly supports local and national community support groups by presenting seminars on all aspects of Estate and Wealth Management or Special Needs Legal Planning for their membership, when requested.

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Attorney, Carol Anne Johnson

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…read more

Special Needs Plan

What is a Special Needs Plan and why do I need one?

A Special Needs Plan is needed when a family member or child is disabled and may need to qualify for government provided disability services. Special Needs Planning is not just drafting a Special Needs Trust.


Wealth Management & Special Needs

How does having a special needs child affect wealth management and planning?

When there is a special needs child to consider, a family’s wealth management plan, by necessity, becomes more risk averse.



What Is It And Why Do I Care?

Mediation is defined as “intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise”.



"… helpful and understanding …"

As aging parents of a special needs 37 year old son, we knew that we had to make plans for our son’s care when we are gone. Carol was recommended to us by a friend and was extremely helpful and understanding of our needs and concerns. She explained the process to us clearly and kept us informed of the progress she was making on the solution. Her husband also helped us with some of the health insurance needs for our son.

We are pleased with the results of her work and know that she will help our younger son navigate the legal aspects of our trust when the time comes. Thank you, Carol.

Phyllis Ritchie
6 years ago

"… helpful, available, and very knowledgeable …"

This posting is our personal recommendation for Carol Johnson. Carol has worked with us to establish our family estate trust and an additional special needs trust. She was consistently helpful, available, and very knowledgeable over a several months period. Her advice was personally responsive to our unique needs and we feel she will continue to keep us informed as our needs or the laws change because she has a true dedication to protecting her client families. She enjoys her work and sees its importance to families. She has demonstrated a caring partnership with us throughout the legal process. We are very satisfied with the outcome and recommend her services.

Maggie Brandon
6 years ago

"… responsive, detail oriented and highly versed …"

Our family has been working with Ms. Johnson for the past 2 years on multiple probate and real estate matters. I would not hesitate on using her services again or referring her services to someone that needs this type of legal work. Ms Johnson is very responsive, detail oriented and highly versed in the law. I would highly recommend her and will definitely be using her legal services again in the future.

Ruben Meirino
6 years ago

"Fellow Lawyer in Community"

I endorse Attorney Johnson for her superior knowledge of Special Needs Trusts. I have referred clients to her in the past and have contacted her for advice concerning nuances of Special Needs Trust law. Both my clients and I have been extremely satisfied with the advice that the has provided. For these reasons, I highly endorse attorney Carol Johnson.

Gary Mastry
7 years ago