Carl S. Goode


Carl S. Goode

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  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctor
  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • LL.M. - 1979
    • Honors: Characterized by the first director of the Washington University Graduate Tax Program as being one of the top six graduates in the ten year history of the program
    • Major: Taxation
  • Louisiana State University
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Accounting

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Active member of First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge

Past Positions

  • Army JAGC program, Captain
  • Louisiana Law Firm of Seale & Ross, Partner

Professional Associations

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist and as a Tax Law Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Successions
  • Tax Law
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1974
  • Missouri, 1979


  • Listed in the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2019, and 2020, editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • AV® Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Selected as an Expertise Top Probate Attorney in Baton Rouge, 2021