Carl S. Goode

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Goode Tax and Estate Planning Law Group, LLC
 | 9800 Airline Highway, Suite 259
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 225-230-9027
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Elder Law (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Carl S. Goode is the founder and owner of Goode Tax and Estate Planning Law Group, LLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Certified as an estate planning and administration specialist and as a tax law specialist by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization and possessing more than 45 years of legal experience, Mr. Goode serves the needs and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Baton Rouge metro region and surrounding areas who have legal issues involving any of the following:

    • Estate planning
    • Probate successions
    • Tax law
    • Elder law, including long-term care planning

    A graduate of Louisiana State University, Mr. Goode obtained his Juris Doctor from Paul M. Hebert Law Center Louisiana State University in 1974. He received his license to practice from the Louisiana State Bar Association that same year. He then earned his LLM in Taxation from Washington University School of Law in 1979. Along with practicing before all Louisiana state courts, Mr. Goode is also admitted to practice in Missouri as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the U.S. Tax Court.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Goode has always strived to provide the highest level of counsel and support possible to those he serves. He has earned a reputation as a highly competent attorney with a vast amount of knowledge and resources that he uses to help his clients efficiently find the quality solutions they seek.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism, exceptional legal abilities and high ethical standards, Mr. Goode holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he received the organization's Silver Client Champion award in 2019. He has also earned other awards and honors from his peers as well as many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    Mr. Goode once served as a captain in the Army JAGC program, and he maintains active involvement in his legal community through his memberships with the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Missouri Bar and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Tax: Business
    • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 20%Elder Law
    Focus Areas

    Tax Law, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014, 2019 - 2021

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    About Carl Goode

    Admitted: 1974, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014
    • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell 

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Specialist in the field of Estate Planning and Administration by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, 1999
    • Board Certified Tax Lawyer by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, 1999

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Louisiana Bar Association
    • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Member, Missouri Bar Association
    • Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association
    • Missouri, 1979
    • Louisiana, 1974

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Active Member, First United Methodist Church

    Educational Background:

    • I received an LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University in St. Louis, 1979, 1979
    • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science, Major in Accounting, 1974
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    Office Location for Carl S. Goode

    9800 Airline Highway
    Suite 259
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816

    Phone: 225-230-9027

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    Last Updated: 8/12/2020

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