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Jennifer DiCarlo

Jennifer DiCarlo

314.957.5391 direct
314.863.5525 fax
jad@mgdlawfirm.com

Attorney at Law

Overview

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.

Education

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

Admissions

  • 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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MGD Law Response to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Pandemic

MGD Law is open, operating, and committed to providing legal services to our clients with careful attention to the St. Louis County Business Reopening Procedures. The health and safety of our clients, attorneys and staff is of paramount importance to us. Our office complies with the St. Louis County Business Reopening Protocols. Many of us are working remotely but we continue to have a core presence of attorneys and staff in the office each business day. We remain available to assist you with your regular estate planning, estate and trust administration needs, and emergency estate planning needs. We are assisting clients by “low tech” methods like phone calls, faxes, e-mail, U.S. Mail, Federal Express, masked and distanced in-person meetings in our large conference room, and socially-distanced outdoor signings for estate planning documents, as well as “high tech” methods like video-conferenced meetings through Zoom, Facetime, Teams or Skype, document sharing through our secure client portal, and video-conferenced document signings in compliance with applicable Illinois and Missouri emergency orders allowing video-signings. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need our help. Contact information for all of our attorneys and staff can be found on the Our Team page of our website. You can also call us on our main number, 314.721.7778 or email us at info@mgdlawfirm.com.

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