Carolyn P. Vinson

Vinson Carolyn
Carolyn Vinson is a tax and wealth planning attorney who uses advanced techniques to provide comprehensive estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning and wealth preservation strategies for high-net-worth individuals, couples, families, and family businesses. In addition, she oversees the administration of estates and trusts of all sizes. Prior to joining Venable, Carolyn was counsel in a Washington, DC firm, and previously worked as an associate in two other DC-area firms. She focused on estate planning and related areas of federal and state tax law, including estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax.

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  • 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, American Bar Association, Books and Media Committee; Vice-Chair, Publications Committee, Real Property Trusts & Estates Section
  • Member, ABA Standing Committee on Publications Oversight (SCOPO); prior chair, SCOPO Books Subcommittee
  • Former co-chair, DC Bar Association, Estate Planning Committee, Tax Section



  • Chair, Board of Directors, An Open Book Foundation
  • Associate member, Children's Health Board
  • Former co-chair, "Educating Women for the World" Capital Campaign, National Cathedral School
  • Former trustee, Board of Governors, National Cathedral School
  • Former chair, Planned Giving Committee, Washington National Cathedral