Claire B. Carter, an associate at Saxon|Gilmore, has been involved in the Guardian Ad Litem program since October 2016. Recently, she had the pleasure of attending the adoption of the foster child for whom she was the Guardian Ad Litem.

Guardian Ad Litem volunteers work within a team that includes a Child Advocate Manager and a Best Interest Attorney. Their job is to make recommendations that serve the child’s best interests.

Volunteer Guardians Ad Litem undergo comprehensive training to learn how to observe children, parents, and foster families. Their objective recommendations are critical to a judge’s analysis and final ruling on the fate of a child. To learn more about the program, go to

Claire B. Carter practices in the areas of creditors’ rights, commercial and real estate litigation, and commercial and real estate transactions. She is a member of The Florida Bar (Young Lawyers Division Section), the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the GFWC Saint Petersburg Junior Woman’s Club, and has been a mentor for the Hillsborough Education Foundation. She can be reached at 813.314.4527 or via email at