Fastest growing law firm 2021 Honoree awardThe Law Firm 500 Award Committee has announced its list of 2023 Honorees, with Carolina Family Estate Planning ranking 69th on the list of 500 firms. This prestigious list is published annually and recognizes law firms that have achieved significant revenue growth. 

Carolina Family Estate Planning joins an elite group of law firms with the highest standards for success and service and is honored for their commitment to growth. Carolina Family Estate Planning achieved 112% growth over the most recent three-year period.

Founder and Managing Attorney Jackie Bedard founded Carolina Family Estate Planning in 2009 to help people live better lives by planning secure futures.

“I am honored that Carolina Family Estate Planning has been included on this prestigious list. When I founded Carolina Family Estate Planning, I wanted to create an estate planning law firm that was unique and centered on relationships. When working with a new client, we take the time to get to know them and their dreams and goals so we can best help achieve them. We’re thankful to our clients for entrusting us with their estate planning needs and making it possible for us to win this award,” says Bedard.

Bedard is a member of WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel (national organizations of attorneys committed to client-centered estate planning and elder care planning). She has served on the boards of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Transitions Guiding Lights, the Foundation for Transitions LifeCare, and the National Alliance of Attorneys for Alzheimer's Planning. Bedard is also a former council member of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Bedard also collaborated with elder law attorneys nationally, helping create the National Alliance of Attorneys for Alzheimer's Planning. She created the Alzheimer's Planning Center as a special division of the firm focused on helping families impacted by dementia. Jackie is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer. 

Bedard was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2017-2020 and was also voted one of the Best Attorneys in Cary Magazine's Maggy Awards 2016-2023 and “Best Attorney” by popular vote in The Cary News in 2017.

Bedard earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated law school magna cum laude in the top 7% of her class at the University of Richmond School of Law.

About Law Firm 500

Happy clients are ultimately what makes a law firm grow fast. For the fourth year in a row, law firms are being honored for the velocity of their growth, strategic vision, and unwavering commitment to succeed. The law firms on this list have been evaluated and ranked in order based on gross revenues over the previous three years.

About Carolina Family Estate Planning

Carolina Family Estate Planning helps families build better lives by planning for a secure future via estate planning, asset protection, and long-term care planning. Together we create plans that best fulfill our clients’ dreams and goals—all while accomplishing substantial savings over the long run. We ensure the fulfillment of the essential details of a client’s plan so that their plan continues to work throughout their lifetime.

To schedule your needs assessment call with the caring legal team at Carolina Family Estate Planning, call 919-899-2230 or complete the online form on their website.