Welcome to Watson & Carroll

 

Carol A. Cleaver, JD, CMSP

ATTORNEY

Carol A. Cleaver, JD, CMSP

ATTORNEY

Early Legal Career

A South Omaha, Nebraska native, Carol started her legal career as a business litigation attorney with a Kansas City law firm. Returning to Omaha in 2010, Carol expanded her practice experience to include business, estate planning, family, immigration, litigation, and probate. Before joining Watson & Carroll, Carol served as Director of the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, where she helped develop and implement programs to increase access to justice for Nebraskans of limited means.

Today, Carol is a member of the Watson & Carroll medical malpractice team.  She provides strategies for managing discovery, maximizing damage awards, and negotiating insurance subrogation claims. Carol educates clients about settlement options to help them understand the need to protect any settlement or verdict award. She collaborates with other professionals to help clients plan a future that preserves assets, dignity and respect. Carol is a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP), a credential given by the National Alliance of Medicare Set Aside Professionals. She is qualified to prepare Medicare Set Aside allocations for clients and attorneys.

Carol is recognized within and outside the legal community for her commitment to educate, mentor, and serve others. She has been teaching college business and law courses since 2006. Carol is an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan Community College where she serves as a member of the Paralegal & Legal Studies Program Advisory Committee. She previously served as an appointed member of the Nebraska Supreme Court Minority Justice Committee and Self-Represented Litigation Committee. Carol is a member of several nonprofit boards. She presents on continuing legal education topics for attorneys, delivers educational and motivation presentations to community groups, and she provides pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations.

Beyond the Law Office

When she isn’t in the office or classroom or performing volunteer service, Carol and her spouse enjoy following 70’s era bands, spending time outdoors, visiting grandchildren, and spoiling fur babies.

Please contact Watson & Carroll to share your story.

Practice

• Medical Negligence
• Medicare Set Aside Allocation
• Settlement/Estate Planning

Education

• J.D. Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, NE, 2006
• Graduate Study, 24 hours completed, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2003
• B.A. History, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2002, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2010
  • Kansas, 2007, inactive
  • Missouri, 2006, inactive

Professional Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • National Alliance of Medicare Set Aside Professionals
  • Nebraska Mediation Association

Certifications

  • CMSP, Medicare Secondary Payer Act Professional, 2019
  • Mediation, Nebraska, 2010
  • Dispute Resolution, 2006

Recognition
• Recipient, Award for Outstanding Service to Creighton Law School
• Inducted, Hall of Fame, Omaha South High School

Meet The Team

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John F. Carroll, JD, RN

PRESIDENT

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Angela M. Zimmer, JD

MANAGING ATTORNEY

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Lyndi A. Densberger, JD, MS

ATTORNEY

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Carol A. Cleaver, JD

ATTORNEY

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Laura L. Mommsen, JD

ATTORNEY

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David Handley, JD

ATTORNEY

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Chellsie L. Weber, JD, MS

ATTORNEY

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