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Carol Anne Johnson
Carol Anne Johnson, Esq., is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law, with a Concentration in Advocacy. During her legal career her primary focus has been to advocate for the disabled and their parents or caregivers. As a parent of a special needs adult, Carol is very aware of the challenges facing families affected by disability and has made helping families overcome those challenges the primary focus of her law practice.
Carol is and has been a frequent guest lecturer on the topic of special needs estate planning for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in both Florida and South Carolina, the SC Bar Association, Columbia University Symposium on "Dying with Dignity," guest instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Clemson University and is a supporter of the SC Autism Society.
Carol has homes in Pinellas Park, Florida and in Seneca, South Carolina. She is licensed to practice law in both Florida and South Carolina.
Attorney Carol Anne Johnson practices Elder Law and Special Needs Planning, helping clients protect their legacies and providing proper legal planning for the future caregiving needs of disabled adults and children. A parent of a special needs adult, Carol understands the challenges being faced by her clients every day. She evaluates every client’s unique needs for estate and disability planning, using a variety of estate planning strategies, including wills, trusts, special needs trusts, and more, to best achieve a client’s goals to maximize their legacy and provide for the future well-being and enhanced quality of life for their family members.
Practicing in both Florida and South Carolina, Carol is a frequent lecturer on this topic. She stresses the importance of planning ahead, particularly when a disabled child is involved, saying “I often work with parents of disabled children, helping them ensure that their child’s future care will not be jeopardized by bad (or, worse, no) estate planning decisions. Pending changes to Medicaid and other federal and state disability programs make this even more urgent.”
PO Box 3347
Pinellas Park, FL