Carolyn P. Vinson

Vinson Carolyn
Carolyn Vinson is a member of Venable's Tax and Wealth Planning Group. She provides sophisticated and comprehensive estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning for individuals, couples, families, and family businesses by using advanced wealth planning techniques. Prior to joining Venable, Carolyn was counsel in a Washington, DC firm, and previously worked as an associate in a Bethesda, MD firm and in another Washington, DC firm. She focused on estate planning and related areas of federal and state tax law, including estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax.

Related Practices




  • J.D. with high honors The George Washington University Law School 1987
    • Articles Editor, The George Washington Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Jenny Hassler Walburn Prize for Civil Procedure
  • B.A. Trinity College 1982

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Oliver Gasch U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Managing Editor, Books and Media Committee, Real Property Trusts & Estates Section, American Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair, Estate Planning Committee, Tax Section, D.C. Bar Association


Personal Activities

Outside of her practice, Carolyn is active in her community, serving on various boards and committees. She currently serves as co-chair of the National Cathedral School’s “Educating Women for the World” capital campaign, and previously served as a trustee on its board of governors. Carolyn is a board member of An Open Book Foundation, and an associate member of the Children’s Health Board. In the past, she served as chair of the Planned Giving Committee for the Washington National Cathedral.