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Carol Anne Johnson

Estate planning Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 9 years
    Florida - FL 11 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Carol

Learn Carol’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    35%
    Wealth management and estate planning; Revocable and testamentary trusts, pet trusts, charitable trusts, focus on special (supplemental) needs trusts for disabled children and adults to allow for qualification under SSI and Medicaid guidelines.

  2. Real estate
    30%
    Drafting and negotiating commercial and residential real estate contracts, pulling together short-sale documentation and negotiating the sale with the lender, performing quiet title actions on quit claims.

  3. Business
    15%

  4. Probate
    10%

  5. Social Security & Disability
    10%

I opened my boutique law firm in 2012 to provide client-specific legal services in the areas of wealth management / estate planning, real property, business matters, and probate, with a primary focus on services for disabled children and adults.

I have a demonstrated commitment to community service and am currently active as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Community Law Program, a charitable organization providing free legal services to those that cannot otherwise afford legal representation.  I am a member of NAMI where I present lectures on proper estate planning and wealth management strategies; I am an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

I am happily married with three wonderful children, two of whom are my husband's. My family has been touched by autism and Alzheimer's, inspiring my work in the area of special needs law.

Location

Carol Johnson Law Firm, P.A.
Po Box 47306
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33743-7306

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Posted by cindygold1 | May 27, 2015
My Legal Matter
I hired Carol Anne Johnson to take care of a pressing legal matter that had gone unresolved for far to long. My experience with Attorney Johnson was nothing short of EXCELLENT. Within 6 weeks of the time I hired Attorney Johnson, she managed to get all necessary documents tracked down and filed withe the court, with a hearing set soon after. The experience was painless...And, to her credit I came out with the result I was hoping for. Ms. Johnson is a thorough attorney that gets the job done in a no-nonsense brilliant fashion!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Carol Johnson Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • N/A

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Florida chapter)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Community Law Program
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • LinkedIn Manager, Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • NAMI Monthly Meeting
  • Special Needs Trust
  • 2016
  • South Carolina eCLE Video
  • Adding a Special Needs Trusts component to your Estate Planning Practice
  • 2015
  • SC NAMI Annual Conference
  • Special Needs Transition Planning
  • 2015
  • Death & Dying Symposium at Columbia Univ.
  • Advance Directives for Special Needs
  • 2015
  • Caring For Disabled Children
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (6)
Endorse Carol
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: 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."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has the highest ethical standards and is tenacious and fearless. She will provide excellent representation for her clients."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Johnson is a knowledgeable and very effective attorney for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carol's insight offered in the AVVO community is impressive and I endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Carol. She shows a very intricate knowledge of estate planning and elder law issues and I would recommend her services."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Johnson is an exceptionally talented and experienced attorney. Her contributions to Avvo demonstrate her vast legal knowledge, compassion, and skills."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Carol. She shows a very intricate knowledge of estate planning and elder law issues and I would recommend her services."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding attorney. A highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The highest endorsement I can make for an attorney is to refer a client to him/her because to do so puts my own reputation on the line. I have not only encouraged clients to engage Carol, but I have also invited some doctors, lawyers, and a financial services professional that I know in her area to meet her because they will also likely want to refer their patients and clients to Carol for Planning and Probate services."
Trusts Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great advocate in Trusts and Probate!"
Elder law Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She consistently analyzes the issues present and give a cogent response. I would hire her to help me through the quagmire if I had a quagmire."
General practice Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping others with sage advice."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"This attorney has an excellent reputation for providing the highest quality representation to clients. Experience and proven results!"
Elder law Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Johnson is the kind of lawyer everyone needs when confronted with complex legal issues and unsure of what to do. She is thorough, caring and very thoughtful in the guidance that she offers. Ms. Johnson is an outstanding elder law attorney and a credit to the entire profession."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carol is a dedicated Elder Law attorney who bring her considerable talent and experience to bear in helping clients with some of the most challenging aspect of life planning. She is a credit to the legal profession and I am proud to endorse her."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Johnson has proven time and time again that she knows what she is talking about. She clearly and accurately explains the points of law in a way that clients can easily understand. I highly recommend her for all of your real estate legal needs in the St. Pete area."
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