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Carolina Scarlette Adams Doney

Carolina Scarlette Adams Doney

also known as Carolina Doney, Carolina Adams

Practice areas:

Social Security, Criminal Defense, Wills & Living Wills, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury

About Me

I advocate with knowledge and heart for my clients.  I care about each of them and strive to know and understand each person as an individual and not just as a client.  Part of the reason I'm able to do this is because I work alongside my parents, who are equally as caring and passionate about representing thier clients.  Adams Law Group is a family-owned law firm, and my father has been in practice for over 25 years.  My mother, father, and I are able to put our heads together to tackle tough cases, and can support each other in countless ways you don't see at bigger, more impersonal firms.      


Prior to law school, I worked as a paralegal for Adams Law Group primarily doing work on Social Security Disability, Workers' Compensation, and Bankruptcy cases.  My years working as a paralegal gave me a vast understanding of the inner workings of the court systems, and allow me to give you a very realistic opinion of how the law can affect you and your legal situation.


Originally from Santiago, Chile, I have been a proud Missourian for over 33 years.  I love the St. Louis area, the friendly people who live here, and of course, the Cardinals.  In my spare time I enjoy traveling, movies, dancing, genealogy, animals, art, and getting lost in really great books.


Call or email me if you want to discuss your case.  I'm happy to talk to you!


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Social Security: 80%
  2. Personal Injury: 5%
  3. Workers Compensation: 5%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%



Contingent (25%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Russell Lee Swanigan

    Carolina does a good job helping her clients with SS claims.


    Russell Swanigan Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John C Nelson

    Carolina utilizes her unique perspective and background to be a great advocate for her clients. She is extremely thorough and detailed which is essential in her area of law. I endorse this lawyer.


    John Nelson DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Adams Law Group

1 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Suite 200
Saint Peters, MO, 63376-4322



MOGood Standing, Active201201/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Clients' Choice Award - Social SecurityAvvo2014
Excellence for the Future Award in Entrepreneurial LawyeringCALI2011
Excellence for the Future Award in Law & the American IndianCALI2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAdams Law Group2012 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
J. Reuben Clark Law Society (St. Louis Chapter)Treasurer2014 - Present
Mental Health America Advocacy NetworkMember2014 - Present
Lupus Foundation of AmericaMember2013 - Present
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsPublic Affairs Specialist2013 - Present
National Alliance on Mental IllnessMember2013 - Present
St. Charles County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2012 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2012 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Joiner v. ColvinRemanded to Social Security for a new hearing
O'Coin v. ColvinRemanded to Social Security for a new hearing
Walker v. ColvinRemanded for a new hearing

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Publication NameTitleDate
St. Charles PatchWhat YOU Must Do to Win Your Disability Claim2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Truman State UniversitySociology/AnthropologyB.A.2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
MO Bar CLE: How to Handle a Social Security Disability CaseSocial Security Disability Basics2015