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About Carl

Carl is a Partner at Zacharia Brown with offices in McKeesport, McMurray and Wexford, PA and Bradenton and Pompano Beach, Florida. His practice focuses on assisting families with the legal and financial issues associated with long term and nursing home care. Carl has over 25 years of experience dealing with Elder Law and Estate Planning issues and creating planning strategies for families.

In addition to Pennsylvania, Carl has been actively licensed to practice law in the State of Florida since 1994. 

He received his undergraduate degree from W&J College and his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law, where he was a member of the Duquesne Law Review and served on the editorial board. 

He is a frequent lecturer on estate planning and elder law topics and teaches at Community College of Allegheny County, Penn State University, California State University and other colleges.

Carl has published scholarly articles in the Duquesne Law Review, the Pittsburgh Legal Journal, and is the publisher a book available on entitled “Good Long Term Care. How to Find it, Get it and Pay for it.” This book explains in layman terms the programs and systems available to families when a loved one requires long term care services.

Carl has been voted a SuperLawyer for the past five years and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association, as well as a member of the Board of Governors for the Duquesne School of Law Alumni Association.

Carl can be heard discussing Elder Law issues on KDKA 1020 AM every other Saturday at 12:00 noon. 

Carl lives in Venetia with his wife Gayle and has two children, Jeremy and Gabrielle.

Practice Concentration

Subject Matter Focus

  • Florida Estate Planning
  • Florida Estate Administration / Florida Probate
  • Florida Medicaid Planning