Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M

 
 
 
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Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M
Managing Attorney

Phone:

  • Orange Park 904-264-8800
  • Jacksonville 904-268-8170
  • Mobile/Text 904-813-9785
  • Fax 904-264-0155

Email: grady@floridaelder.com

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Grady H. Williams, Elder Law Attorney

Grady H. Williams is the managing attorney of Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A. Mr. Williams has made a career providing clients with security, peace of mind and personal dignity. He started his career as a real estate and finance attorney in Texas, but since then his interests have evolved and for more than 25 years he has focused his practice on senior adult services, including elder law, estate planning, state and federal benefits eligibility planning, tax planning, special needs planning, and probate and trust administration. He also serves as general counsel for local government entities and elected officials.

In addition to running his own law firm, Mr. Williams is a two-time past president of the Clay County Bar Association. Since 2013 he has consistently received the highest honor of AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Mr. Williams now calls the greater Jacksonville, Florida area home. He is passionate about projects that benefit senior adults, their caregivers and families, and members of the disability community. He volunteers weekly at Allegro Senior Living in Fleming Island, serves as an Ex Officio Board Member for the Clay County Council on Aging, as a Community Advisory Board Member for Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park, and as a Judge for the Clay County Teen Court juvenile diversionary program. He also enjoys playing golf and 60’s and 70’s music.

Practice Areas

  • Ad Valorem Tax Assessment
  • Asset Protection
  • Business & Corporations
  • Elder Law & Medicaid Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship & Lifetime Legal Planning
  • IRA & Retirement Planning
  • Public Development Finance
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Special Needs Planning
  • State & Local Government
  • VA Benefits Eligibility Planning
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
    • Elder Law, General Practice Solo & Small Practice, Health Law, Real Property, Probate & Trust, and Tax Sections
  • Texas, 1982 (inactive)
  • United States Tax Court, 1993
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993
  • Accredited Attorney, Veterans Administration, 2013

Education

  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida, 1992
    • LL.M. Class Representative, John Marshall Bar Association
  • J.D., University of Georgia, 1982
    • Graduated cum laude
    • Editorial Staff, University of Georgia Law Review, 1980–1981
    • Booked Legal Ethics and Corporate Taxation with Highest Class Grades
  • B.S. in Accounting, Florida State University, 1979
    • Graduated magna cum laude
    • Phi Kappa Phi; Beta Gamma Sigma; and Beta Alpha Psi

Honors & Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2003 – Present
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International

Professional Affiliations

  • Clay County Bar Association
    • Twice Past President, Law Day Chair, and Law Explorers Chair
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Elder Law, Health Law, and Estate Planning & Tax Law Sections
  • American Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA)
    • Consumer Speaker on Elder$mart$ and Other Elder Law Topics
    • Website Committee Chair
  • WealthCounsel
  • ElderCounsel
  • Lawyers With Purpose
  • ElderLawAnswers
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners

Prior Professional Experience

  • Executive Director – Interim, Clay County Development Authority
  • Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Southwest Savings
  • Associate General Counsel, Baptist Foundation of Texas
  • Associate Attorney, Haynes and Boone, LLP

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