EDUCATION | Southern Methodist University – B.S. Physics – 1964
Rollins College – M.S. – Physics – 1975
Stetson University College of Law – J.D. – Cum Laude – 1994

HISTORY | In 1994, Carolyn and her husband, Thomas G. Sawyer, M.D., J.D., formed Sawyer & Sawyer, P.A. Carolyn is a senior partner in the firm.

AREAS OF PRACTICE | Long Term Care Planning, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Estate Settlement, and Supplemental Needs Planning.

MEMBERSHIPS | Carolyn Sawyer is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Florida Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and Rotary International. Carolyn has also served on the committee for Elder Law Certification for five years, she is a member of Elder Law Section’s Legislative Committee, and she has served on the Board of Trustees. Additionally, Carolyn was Chair of the Committee on Community Benefits of the West Orange Health Care District.

ABOUT | Carolyn was Board Certified in Elder Law in 2003.  She has been published in the Stetson College of Law Review on Reverse Mortgages, has presented at a national meeting of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys on Reverse Mortgages, has lectured for three years at the Elder Law Certification Review on Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation, and has served as chairperson of the Elder Law Section’s Committee on Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation. Carolyn has helped develop and sponsor multiple annual multidisciplinary Workshops on Elder Exploitation with the Florida Office of the Attorney General.  She also participated in a working group with Florida House Representative Kathleen Passidomo to develop landmark legislation on criminal elder exploitation, which was signed into law in 2014. She is the recipient of the 2010 and 2014 Charlotte Brayer Public Service Award.

FUN FACT | Carolyn was previously Chief Radiation Physicist of Orlando Regional Medical Center from 1975-1990.