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Carolyn Marie Martello Spaulding

Probate Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 23 years
    Massachusetts - MA 23 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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Carolyn Martello Spaulding is a probate attorney with extensive experience in guardianship law, probate and estate administration, elder law, long term care planning, and trusts and estates. A graduate of Boston University's School of Law, Carolyn Martello Spaulding is admitted to practice law in both Massachusetts and New York. She has been practicing in the field since 1999.


The National Elder Law Foundation has certified Carolyn as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA).

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Carolyn Marie Martello Spaulding
Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA, 02108


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Posted by Joanne | May 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, relentless support for her clients!
Attorney Spaulding was highly professional and very knowledgeable about Massachusetts estate law as well as the laws and regulations pertaining to nursing homes, Medicaid and Medicare payments. An invaluable resource, she brought so much to bear in this case and saved us tens of thousands of dollars! Thank you so much for providing me so much support during a difficult time in our lives.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2013
Great Attorney
Carolyn is wonderful to work with. I cannot express how impressed I have been with the job she has done for my family and I. She helped us through a time of need and now has become a trusted advisor for my family.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2012
Highly recommended
Thoughtful, caring and intelligent attorney. Commited to helping our family through a difficult time.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Blake & Associates
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Shoffner and Associates (formerly Lavien Tveekrem and Shoffner)
  • 1999 - 2002


  • Western NewEngland Law School,
  • LLM
  • 2011
  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2020
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • SSADH Association Symposium sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University
  • Guardianships, Special Needs Trusts and the ABLE Act
  • 2016
  • Rhode Island Care Management Network
  • The Law of Fiduciary Decision Making: Minors, the Elderly, and the Disabled
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Elder law Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carolyn's great. As a fellow lawyer I have been impressed with her professional expertise in the area of non-profit corporations and trust administration. Over the past few years as well, I have also learned much from her about the richly thicketed terrain of elder law. I therefore wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Guardianship Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Carolyn as she is competent and compassionate in of each of her focused practice areas. I have had the pleasure of working with Carolyn on various legal matters spanning the breadth of her legal expertise. I turn to Carolyn as an expert in her field. I refer clients to Carolyn because I know that they will be well cared for and that their legal matter will receive the finest caliber representation."
Guardianship Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"During the last year, I had the pleasure to work with Carolyn on a complex guardianship/mental health matter. On an emergency basis we needed to move a very mentally ill man from Arizona to Boston for care. This matter included transfer from Arizona hospital to one in Boston, the interpretation and application of the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, prompt courtroom work, medical air transport across the country, an application for civil commitment in Massachusetts, and coordination of outpatient care. With poise and confidence, Carolyn shepherded us through the process. She took care of each and every detail. In the end, because of her work, this very mentally ill young man got incredible care and has now made a significant recovery. This would not have been possible without Carolyn’s expertise. Without hesitation, I would recommend Carolyn to any person needing help within any of the areas that Carolyn works."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carolyn is both extremely competent and compassionate - two qualities that are essential to any family dealing with the disability of a family member. I have no hesitation in endorsing Carolyn."

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Boston Probate Lawyer Carolyn Marie Martello Spaulding
Carolyn Marie Martello Spaulding
Probate Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 23 years