Truth, simplicity and candor: these are the cardinal virtues of a lawyer." - George Sharswood

Gary A. Carnal, Senior Partner

Senior Partner Gary A. Carnal practices primarily in the areas of real estate law, estate planning, probate and estate administration, business organization, and bankruptcy. He earned his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport in 1976, and has been a Florida attorney ever since. Over four decades, he has earned the respect of local judges and colleagues in the St. Petersburg area.

Mr. Carnal is a member of The Florida Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Tampa Bankruptcy Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is also a contributing editor of Legal Ease Auto Systems Program (a computer program designed for lawyers to use in the preparation of legal documents) in the areas of wills, trusts, estates, business, and real estate, as well as a guest editorial writer for the St. Petersburg Times.


  • Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor with Honors, 1976
  • State University of New York, Bachelor of Arts, 1972


  • Florida, 1976
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1977

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar Association, Member
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member, Technology and Bankruptcy Committees; Chair, Bankruptcy Committee, 1994-1995
  • Tampa Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Law Program, Pro Bono Legal Representation by Referral
  • Attorney Mentor

Classes & Seminars

  • St. Petersburg Junior College, Instructor, Real Estate License Renewal Course
  • People‚Äôs Law School Program, Guest Lecturer


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Carnal & Mansfield, P.A. is located in Saint Petersburg, FL and serves clients in and around Saint Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Belleair Beach, Clearwater Beach, Terra Ceia, Clearwater, Anna Maria, Sun City Center, Ruskin, Holmes Beach, Safety Harbor, Tampa, Bradenton Beach, Sydney, Cortez, Ellenton, Oldsmar, Ozona, Crystal Beach, Brandon, Hillsborough County and Pinellas County.

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