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Carlotta Appleman Thacker

Probate Attorney at Panama City, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Carla Thacker

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Carlotta

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Forming business entities such as corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLC) , handling selling of business entities or selling business assets along with business disputes.

  2. Estate planning
    Preparing Last Will and Testaments, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Wills.

  3. Guardianship
    Handles guardianships for incapacitated individuals and for minors who have received a settlement for accident cases.

  4. Probate
    Handles Summary Administrion, Formal Administration and Anciliary Administration for individuals who are residents of other states but own property in Florida. Handles probates all over the state of Florida from Pensacola to Key West.

  5. Real estate
    Our firm is ALTA certified to handle all types of real estate closings including residential or commercial. I also prepare deeds, leases, mortgages and/or notes, handles title issues ie partition and quiet title suits.

I have been practicing law for over 18 years with the same firm.  My practice areas include probate, estate planning, real estate, collections, guardianship and business sales and development. Carla practices in Panama City, Destin and our Santa Rosa Beach office located on 30A.

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Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC
304 Magnolia Avenue
Panama City, FL, 32401-3140
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
2050 West County Road 30A M1-109
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
35008 Emerald Coast Pkwy Ste 500
Destin, FL, 32541
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Posted by Kevin | September 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Heart!
Mrs Thacker helped me through the loss of my mother , step father and younger brother all in the same event. I had never had to deal with legal situations like this. It was complicated and took years to resolve and complicated by the event happening overseas and the other side of the family separate lawyer. After experiencing the headache of not having everything set from my parents estate , she also helped my family with our estate planning. She guided us with us care and understanding. Great Lawyer, Exceptional Person..
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Posted by Jo Ann | July 11, 2018
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Mrs. Thacker prepared wills for my mother, my husband and myself, years ago. Upon my husband's recent death, Mrs. Thacker has re-written my will so as to update it, which includes a trust for a disabled child. She has given me strong legal advice regarding the reading of my husband's will and the disbursement of his estate as well as dealing with one of my husband's disgruntled children. This took such a burden off my shoulders during this unfortunate situation in my life. She is handling the probation of my husband's will. She has such a big heart and so knowledgeable about many things. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2018
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Professional attorney with heart
Carla is not only knowledgeable in her area of expertise, she cares deeply for the rule of law. I never felt rushed during an office visit and she made herself available by providing a telephone number. Carla is accessible. Carla is conscientious and diligently works to expedite the matter that she is preparing for a client. As an extra bonus Carla is a friend. She has a large caring heart for people and a joyful heart. I always felt better after spending time with her. She combines common sense with knowledge of the law.
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Posted by Cathy | July 4, 2018
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Kind Caring and Respectful
Ms. Thacker was very helpful and knowledgeable to our needs. She made it easy in a complicated time. I would definitely recommend her for any of your estate, guardianship and probate needs.
Posted by Susan | July 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hired for Guardianship
Ms. Thacker helped us obtain Guardianship for our disabled daughter. The process was done in a timely and professional manner. Calls were returned promptly, and all of our questions were answered thoroughly. We could not ask for a more compassionate and caring attorney.
Posted by Chris | July 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent doesn't begin to describe how great our experience was working with Carla. She is very knowledgeable and was helpful in explaining our legal options. I highly recommend Carla for all your Estate planning needs.
Posted by Brandy | July 3, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Top Notch
Mrs. Thacker was very knowledgeable and helpful when consulted about Estate Planning. She answered all of our questions in a honest and respectful manner which showed integrity and professionalism. I would recommend Mrs. Thacker to anyone looking for a competent an caring attorney.
Posted by Elaine | July 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I have used Carla for estate planning, guardianship and other legal matters for a number of years. I have also referred her to other friends and family members needing the type of legal services she provides.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Intern
  • State Attorney 1st Judicial Circuit
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Penson & Padgett, PA
  • 1999 - 1999


  • The University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997


  • Healthy Start
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (Northern District of Florida)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 14th Circuit Pro Bono Award
  • 14th Judicial Circuit
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Gulf Coast Community College
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • BNI 30A
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • New Guardians Class
  • Guardianship
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carla is an excellent lawyer and very attentive to her clients’ needs. I’ve always received glowing endorsements from my clients that I send to her for estate planning issues."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mrs. Thacker is an intelligent attorney with an impressive skill set. She has vast knowledge in multiple areas of the law and has always achieved excellent results for her clients."
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Panama City Probate Lawyer Carlotta Appleman Thacker
Carlotta Appleman Thacker
Probate Attorney
Panama City, FL
Licensed for 23 years