Sergovic & Carmean, P.A. was founded in December 2007 by John A. Sergovic, Jr., former shareholder and managing partner of Sergovic & Ellis, P.A. and Shannon Carmean Burton, formerly Shannon D. Carmean, former associate attorney at Sergovic & Ellis, P.A. Our firm expanded in number, as well as practice areas, in 2012 when we welcomed David J. Weidman, Seth L. Thompson and Elizabeth L. Soucek, and amended our firm name to Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. In April 2016, Smith McCartney & Owens, LLC, a Delaware law firm, merged into Sergovic, Carmean & Weidman, P.A. As a result of the merger, we welcomed attorneys Deirdre A. McCartney and Shannon R. Owens as well as George B. (“Buck”) Smith, who is of Counsel, and the firm name was changed to Sergovic Carmean Weidman McCartney & Owens, P.A. Rachel Bleshman joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2017 and Elizabeth L. Soucek became a shareholder in 2018.
We are a Delaware law firm practicing predominantly in the areas of real estate law, civil litigation, land use, estate planning, estate administration, elder law, family law, municipal law, guardianships and business law. It is our objective to provide each client with excellent representation, which is both personal to our client and accommodates their needs and desires at competitive rates. Our commitment to Sussex County and the greater Delaware community is evidenced by its involvement in and support of business and charitable organizations in the local community.
Training, mentoring, continuing education and ethical responsibility are vital to our mission. Our attorneys are very active in local and state legal associations, including, but not limited to, the Delaware Bar Association, Sussex County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Terry-Carey American Inn of Court, Sussex County Women’s Council of Realtors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Delaware Estate Planning Council. Our attorneys are also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, we currently serve as agents for First American Title Insurance Company and Old Republic Title Insurance Company and are compliant with ALTA Best Practices.
We have been honored on both the local and state levels. Shannon Carmean Burton was recognized by Delaware Today Magazine as one of Delaware’s Top Lawyers in 2010 and was chosen Best Attorney in Sussex County for the 2017 Coastal Style Magazine Best of Awards. The Firm was recognized by Coastal Style Magazine as Sussex County, Delaware’s Best Law Firm in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Shannon R. Owens was recognized by Delaware Today Magazine as one of Delaware’s Top Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. John A. Sergovic, Jr. was recognized by Delaware Today Magazine as one of Delaware’s Top Lawyers in 2015 and 2016. In addition, David J. Weidman was recognized by Delaware Today Magazine as one of Delaware’s Top Lawyers in 2016.