Carol Avard, Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employment Discrimination


  • Harvard University, B.A. 1971
  • University of NH, Juris Doctorate Degree, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Florida -1989
  • Massachusetts -1981
  • The U.S Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims
  • The United States Supreme Court

Professional Appointments

  • Appointed by the Florida Bar Grievance Committee to serve as an expert witness on a disability case concerning reasonable Attorney’s fees.
  • Appointed by the Chief Judge Anne C. Conway of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, to serve on the Lawyer Advisory Committee on Rules for the U.S. District Court in 2011-2012.
  • Appointed to the Social Security Section Executive Council of the American Association for Justice
  • Chairperson of NOSSCR Nominations and Elections Committee
  • Special Committee for the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Board of Directors National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR); 2013-2015
  • Florida Justice Association; 2016
  • Commission Member on the Social Security Disability Law Specialty Program Commission, for the National Board of Trial Advocacy; 2018-Present

Professional Awards

  • Board Certified Social Security Disability Advocacy Attorney by National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Accredited Veterans Disability Attorney

Professional Achievements

  • Distinguished 2016 Peer Review Attorney Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Panelist and speaker at the Worker’s Compensation Institute’s Annual Conference, Au