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Jennifer DiCarlo

Jennifer DiCarlo

314.957.5391 direct
314.863.5525 fax

Attorney at Law


Jennifer focuses her practice on special needs trusts, governmental benefits and disability planning. Prior to joining MGD, Jennifer worked for twelve years as Claims Counsel for Wright Risk Management, a third party administrator for various insurance carriers. In this role, she managed the defense of professional liability claims against school districts and municipalities as well as private entities. A large part of her responsibilities included managing the defense of discrimination claims and negotiating the resolution of these claims at court ordered mediations and settlement conferences nationwide. Upon leaving Wright, she founded a special education advocacy business to assist parents in advocating well for their children with respect to special education and early intervention decisions.

Earlier in her career, Jennifer served as a judicial law clerk for the Superior Court of Rhode Island and as an associate for a labor and employment defense firm in Providence, Rhode Island. She is also a former New York City teaching fellow who briefly left the practice of law to teach special education to disadvantaged children in a hard to staff school in East New York, Brooklyn.


  • Saint John’s University School of Law J.D., 2000
  • Hofstra University B.A., 1995


  • Missouri 2019
  • Rhode Island 2000
  • New York 2004

Practice Areas

Estate & Trust Planning
Special Needs Trust Planning
Disability Planning and Governmental Benefits
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Advice for Trustees and Personal Representatives

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Missouri Bar
  • Rhode Island Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis
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