MEET YOUR ATTORNEYS

Mark Adams

Mark D. Adams is an Elder Law attorney with Carver & Adams, P.A. representing the elderly, the disabled, and their caregivers in all facets of Elder Law including Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Public Benefits, Incapacity Planning, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship, Probate, and Trust Administration. As an attorney, Mark understands that his role is not only to be an advocate, but also to listen and counsel.

 

In his eighteen years as a professional firefighter and paramedic, Mark has become accustomed to helping people navigate the most difficult and stressful situations imaginable. Through his years of experience, Mark developed the skills of clearly identifying the problem, developing a plan of action to fix the problem, and implementing the plan to resolution. Mark now applies these skills to the practice of Elder Law, guiding and counseling clients and their families through life’s changes and challenges.
 

Mr. Adams earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Florida, majoring in Philosophy and graduated with Pro Bono Honors from Florida Coastal School of Law. While in law school, Mark gained valuable experience as a Certified Legal Intern at the State Attorney’s Office, the Judicial Staff Attorney’s Office, and serving as a Law Clerk for Donnelly + Gross, P.A., a law firm dedicated to serving first responders in labor disputes.

 

Mark is a lifelong Nassau County resident and resides with his wife Jenifer, a school counselor, and their two children in Callahan.

Memberships

The Florida Bar
 

Nassau Bar Association
 

Jacksonville Bar Association
 

Robert M. Foster Inn of Court
 

International Association of Firefighters, Local 3101

 

Elder Law College Member & Graduate

Education

Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctor, Pro Bono Honors


University of North Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy


West Nassau High School

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Jan Carver

Jan Carver is an Elder Law attorney with Carver & Adams, P.A. representing the elderly, the disabled, and their caregivers in all facets of Elder Law including Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Public Benefits, Incapacity Planning, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship, Probate, and Trust Administration.

 

Jan is the founder of Carver & Adams and now works with the firm as an of counsel Attorney. In her forty years as a nurse practitioner, Jan has become accustomed to helping people through the health issues that often accompany the aging process.

 

Throughout her medical career, Jan has brought comfort and support to countless patients. Jan applies the same focus and dedication to the practice of Elder Law, guiding and counseling clients and their families through life’s changes and challenges.

 

Ms. Carver earned her undergraduate degree in Nursing at the University of Connecticut, a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Florida, her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law, and an LL.M. in Elder Law from Stetson University School of Law.

 

Ms. Carver has shared her passion and knowledge of Elder Law by teaching courses focused on the practice area to law students at Florida Coastal School of Law. Jan continues to work as a nurse practitioner in Fernandina Beach and also works as a general Magistrate for Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit in Nassau County.

 

Jan was born and raised in Connecticut and spent 4 years living and raising her family in Saudi Arabia and Germany before moving to Florida in 1989.

Memberships

The Florida Bar
 

Nassau Bar Association
 

Robert M. Foster Inn of Court – 2018-2019 President

Education

Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctor


Stetson University School of Law, LL.M. Elder Law


University of Florida, Master of Nursing


University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Science, Nursing

 
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Heather Houseal

Heather M. Houseal is an Elder Law attorney with Carver Adams, P.A. representing the elderly, the disabled, and their caregivers in all facets of Elder Law including Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Public Benefits, Incapacity Planning, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship, Probate, and Trust Administration. Prior to joining Carver Adams, P.A., Heather served in a number of helping fields, as a social worker for a local homeless shelter, a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force, and a Child’s Best Interest Attorney for the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. In these roles, Heather has honed her ability to identify legal issues facing clients, articulate strategies for meeting clients’ needs, and compassionately guide clients through legal processes. Heather now applies these skills to the practice of Elder Law, guiding and counseling clients and their families through life’s changes and challenges.

Heather earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, majoring in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences and graduated from Regent University School of Law. While in law school, Heather gained valuable experience as a Child Welfare Policy Intern with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute; a legal intern with Kyampisi Christian Ministries, a non-profit protecting the legal interests of children in Uganda’s court system; and as a Certified Legal Intern Regent Law’s Civil Law Clinic, helping indigent clients with employment litigation. As a Judge Advocate, Heather prosecuted felony crimes and assisted military members and their dependents in areas of estate planning, immigration, and family law.  Heather also represented victims of certain crimes in courts-martial, as well as military wounded warriors before the Air Force Formal Physical Evaluation Boards, the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

With the exception of her military service, Heather is a lifelong Nassau County resident and resides with her husband Tom, who stays at home raising their three small children in Fernandina Beach.

Memberships

The Florida Bar

Education

Regent University School of Law, Juris Doctor

 

University of Florida, Bachelor of Sciences, Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

 

West Nassau High School