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Carolina Scarlette Adams Doney

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Saint Peters, MO

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Carolina Doney, Carolina Adams


Licensed for 10 years

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About Carolina

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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 and sister, who are equally as caring and passionate about representing their clients.  Adams Law Group is a family-owned law firm, and our family has been representing clients for over 25 years.  My mother, father, sister, 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 40 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!

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Licensed for 10 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 09/20/2022

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

Contact Carolina

Adams Law Group
1 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Suite 200
Saint Peters, MO, 63376-4322
Adams Law Group
1113 Howdershell Rd.
Florissant, MO, 63031
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Posted by Jeff | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Very friendly and thorough thru my whole process. Lot's of updates and very fast. Sent them my friend and many more. Great job taking care of my problems!
Posted by Joe | May 22, 2015
Hard Working Trustworthy Consultant
So I'll begin with my story and then go into what a wonderful job Carolina did. i do not regularly post reviews whether it be negative or positive, but in this case it was definitely something I felt like I had to do. My sister was a victim of a horrible case of domestic violence and was unable to function in her capacity at work any longer. It was plain to see from her family and co-workers. Her employer allowed her to stay at work, probably longer than charity deserved until it became unbearable, with her frequent absences, tardiness and numerous medications, they parted ways. Our family pulled together and discussed options. My parents went to the phone book as they did for nearly everything and picked the law firm with the largest picture figuring that they would be the firm with the most resources to take good care of my sister through her disability application. They were met with many promises and sincerity. Within weeks it was evident that the attorney was in it absolutely for the money, keep in mind that my sister was harmed physically and unable to heal mentally in the worst way, she went from her forties back to about a third grader overnight. For brevity's sake; the attorney filed the case, to our shock lost, and immediately reapplied hoping to secure the next go around's chance at the big money. His faults were Carolina's strengths, he never seemed to be committed to the case, or care, for that matter, in a personal way for my sister's plight, he was difficult when trying to explain things and very short with my sister. She does not have her full mental acuity and he made her feel that way which must have been so frustrating for her. We brought our case to Carolina and her wonderful family Adriana and Jack, all whom were involved at some time during the interview and process. From the get go we knew, or better yet, could feel the difference. They actually cared about my sister and her situation. That is very important, when you have someone who can suddenly no longer fend for themselves and feel helpless as a family. Carolina worked hard for us and assured us that she was going to do everything she could for us, we believed it. So this was our last appeal, the last chance to take care of my sister, if she did not get disability we would need to provide for her for thirty years or more. Carolina went to work for us, she kept us up to date on the drawn out process, she made us feel like it wasn't a lottery but a process that she could influence. We were confident that we were in good hands. Even if the results weren't what we had hoped we knew without a doubt that we had the best team representing out family. The results came back......she was approved! What a relief. I have no doubt that Carolina's experience and hard work made that happen. I do this review in part to say thank you to Carolina, but also, since I know very few people going through this process, to advocate for Carolina. If I could refer her to anyone in a similar circumstance her name would be the first two words out of my mouth. A reference is the best thing one could ask of a client, Carolina deserves many. I wish I could send her more. her professionalism, with her gift of empathy make her a uniquely qualified person in this field. Thank you Carolina, and the Adams Family my family appreciates your hard work so much.
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Posted by shane | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best disability attorney in St. Louis
When I contacted Adam's law this was one of a few lawyers I had called. I'm so glad that i chose Carolina to represent me. I felt comfortable with her after our first phone conversation. I filed my caim was turned down. We filed an appeal and saw a ALJ unfortunately I was turned down again. Once again Carolina and I had a long conversation. About our next move I took her advice we refiled a new case rather than an appeal again. I continued seeing doctors and building the medical evidence needed for social security. Once again turned down and back to see the ALJ. Due to covid 19 and all the craziness of 2020. We ended up doing a phone interview with ALJ vocational expert Carolina and myself. After a few month of deliberation I was given a fully favorable decision just before Christmas. This has made my outlook for 2021 so much better. I would definitely recommend having a lawer if your going for disability. Expect A long difficult fight with social security. It's much easier with A knowledgeable attorney like Carolina representing you. Adam's Law took great care of me and with my case. I'm very grateful for all the hard work of the staff. It's very reassuring knowing that if I have problems in the future I know who to call. When we started my case I hired an attorney now I consider her my friend. A great group of people to work with. I highly recommend
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond the Best
Carolina Doney is a wonderful Social Security lawyer. She goes beyond her means to help a person. If ever need a lawyer again I will go back to her.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Charge
She was honest and got my court stuff done in timely manner. The cost I paid were fairly priced . She always followed up . I always recommend her now and will never use another lawyer.
Posted by Frank | October 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond the Best
Carolina Doney has been my lawyer, my strength, my friend, my confidant and my savior. Having originally come in contact with Carolina through her Father, Jack Adams (another superb barrister). Ms. Doney has now handled multiple different cases for me, from getting me QUICKLY approved for disability (the FIRST application, within 6 months of our attempt) to having a situation of criminal proceedings taken care of through incredibly positive plea results. Carolina keeps you informed, always returns your calls ASAP (and I am NOT easy to keep informed and relieved of worry) and is truly the most competent attorney I've ever had the pleasure to employ. From her wonderful "courtside manner" to her reasonable pricing, from her engaging, calming demeanor to her competency across a wide array of areas of the law I can assure you that you will be MORE than satisfied with Carolina's service. She cares, she lives up to her word, she is a wolverine-like advocate for her clients. God Bless us all that there REALLY are lawyers like Ms. Doney for the defense as a part of our legal system, I am PROUD to be represented by her and I know you will be too.
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Posted by Shauntaye | May 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawfirm in St.Peter's MO
My attorney Mrs. Carolina Adams-Doney did a terrific job with my disability case. She is a very great asset to my entire family and friends. We appreciate her very much for all of her hard work and qualities being an attorney is a hard job but someone has to do it. And she has done it very well. I reccomend her to everyone. She is also very understanding and works so well with all of her clients i give her 100% on all of her work she has beat alot of cases and mines was one of them i feel so blessed to know that she also help me fight a case that i knew i couldnt win alone she is the most awesome attorney and has also consulted with me for other legal actions and always gave good advice #mywinnermyatty.forlife...my case was won and completed in a timely manner she is the best...her office is located in St.Peters on midrivers mall drive. For any questions or concerns u can Google her address and phone number. Location St.Peter's Missouri @ Adams lawfirm she handles alot of cases with the upmost respect and concerns for all of her clients #couldnt ask for better. Thank u so much Adams law firm : Mrs. Carolina Doney for all of your hard work and dedication for all of your legal services. Keep up the good work...
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Posted by Steve | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much Carolina !!
Carolina predicted that my traffic violation should be able to be reduced to a non-moving violation. And that is exactly what happened. Thanks so much Carolina.
Posted by Allan | April 22, 2015
Adams Law Firm
To Carolina and Staff, Thank You for you help in obtaining my S.S. in a short period of time. Everything was done professionally and without a lot of issues. The only problem that I had was on some of the questions that were being asked on the interview that I found hard to answer. When I tried to get a hold on someone their to lead me into a little assistance, it took me a little time before I was contacted by your staff. Other than that, everything was wonderful. Thank you Carolina and your staff for helping me out.
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Posted by Dan | December 4, 2014
Attorney that cares
I have worked with Carolina on several occasions over the past few years. I is so refreshing to find an attorney that is sincerely concerned with her client's needs. She always goes above and beyond. I would recommend her to everyone I know.
Posted by Cary | December 4, 2014
Great work, Honest, Highly recommend
I have contacted Caroline on many occasions she is always happy to help and gives an honest opinion so that I know I am not gonna have an attorney just taking my money like I have heard other attorneys doing. Prices for services are some of the best around. I know I can trust Adams Law.
Posted by michael | December 4, 2014
mwl6965
She went above and beyond for me with my disability case.she also offered free bankruptcy because i hadnt worked for 3 yrs.and my finances were horrible..caroline doney is worth the call.i really liked her.
Posted by shauntayehall | September 8, 2014
best lawyer in the united states
she is all of the above she is mrs.carolina doney she is excellent she is very trustworthy,responsive,knowledgeable,and always kept me informed. she is now our new family attorney and always will be she is awesome and handles her business very well thankyou for everything mrs. doney
Posted by Mary Ann | February 16, 2014
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
Carolina is very professional and very knowledgeable. Always available and if not, she get's back to you right away. She is very easy to talk to. I feel like I'm talking to a close friend when I'm on the phone or in person with her. Would very much recommend her and the other's at this law firm.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2013
Great lawyer!
I loved working with Carolina and would refer anyone needing legal help her way. She is passionate about her disability cases and it is obvious she cares. I was not jut a name on a file for her. She wanted to see my life improve and she helped make that happen.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 50 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Adams Law Group
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Truman State University
  • B.A.
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Niemeyer v. Colvin
  • Remanded to Social Security for new hearing
  • Cooper v. Colvin
  • Remanded to Social Security for new hearing
  • Walker v. Colvin
  • Remanded for a new hearing
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Associations

  • Missouri Bar, Bankruptcy Creditor-Debtor Rights Committee
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Administrative Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Committee on Diversity
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mental Health America Advocacy Network
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society (St. Louis Chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lupus Foundation of America
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best Social Security Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Social Security Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Social Security and Disability Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Social Security and Disability Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Social Security and Disability Attorneys
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award - Social Security
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Excellence for the Future Award in Entrepreneurial Lawyering
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Excellence for the Future Award in Law & the American Indian
  • CALI
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Carolina for about 10 years now. She is a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney, and truly cares about her clients. You will are in good hands when she represents you."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carolina does a good job helping her clients with SS claims."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carolina is a great advocate for her clients and provides exceptional representation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carolina truly advocates for her clients and is there to answer all their questions."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. Carolina has focused on Social Security Disability since law school. She is passionate about obtaining benefits for her clients. She also combines that passion with first rate client service. I am her dad and I am so proud to see her as a caring attorney engaged in the family business. I am very proud of her as a daughter and a lawyer."
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