Alison E. Hickman, J.D.

Alison E. Hickman, J.D.
Associate Attorney


  • Office 904-264-8800
  • Fax 904-264-0155



Alison E. Hickman, Elder Law Attorney

Alison E. Hickman is an Associate Attorney at Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A. Mrs. Hickman grew up spending a lot of time with senior adults, has always enjoyed their company, and is happy to now be in a position to provide legal services to them as an Elder Law Attorney.

Mrs. Hickman began her career as a legal assistant at an Orange Park business transaction and estate planning law firm. Her work at the firm inspired her legal career, which eventually led her to start and run a successful sole proprietorship practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Bankruptcy for two and a half years before joining the Law Firm of Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., P.A.

Mrs. Hickman has lived in North Florida for more than 35 years and many of her family members also reside in the area. She moved to Florida from Christchurch, New Zealand as a child and has yet to find a good reason to leave the great Jacksonville weather and people.

Mrs. Hickman is an advocate for education. She has been involved in the Clay County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee since 2011 and presents educational workshops for seniors on a regular basis. She also enjoys interacting with area youth by volunteering as a Teen Court Judge for the Clay County juvenile diversionary program. Mrs. Hickman has been the a member of the Executive Council and the Co-Chair of the Technology Committee for the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar since 2016. She is a member and Past President of the Clay County Bar Association, is a member the Northeast Florida Estate Planning Council, has volunteered as the Co-Chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association Elder Law Section since 2016, and has served on the Penney Retirement Community Board of Directors since 2013. In her spare time, Mrs. Hickman enjoys gardening, reading, puzzles, participating in car shows, and spending time with her husband, Mike, and their pets.


Practice Areas

  • Asset Protection
  • Business & Corporations
  • Elder Law & Medicaid Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianship & Lifetime Legal Planning
  • IRA & Retirement Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Special Needs Planning
  • VA Benefits Eligibility Planning
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2010
    • Elder Law, Real Property & Probate, and Young Lawyers Sections
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010
  • Accredited Attorney, Veterans Administration, 2013


  • J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2010
  • B.S. in Business Administration, University of North Florida, 2003
    • Graduated magna cum laude
  • B.S. in Marketing, University of North Florida, 2003
    • Graduated magna cum laude
  • A.A., St. Johns River Community College, 2000
    • Graduated magna cum laude

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Association
    • Member 2010-Present
    • Co-Chair of Elder Law Section Technology Committee 2017-Present
    • Member of Elder Section Executive Committee 2017-Present
  • Clay County Bar Association
    • Member 2009-Present
    • Secretary 2011
    • Treasurer 2012
    • Vice President 2013
    • 2014 President
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Member 2013-Present (Elder Law, Health Law, and Estate Planning and Tax Law Sections)
    • Chair of Elder Law Committee 2016-Present
    • Co Chair of the Year Award 2018-2019
  • Clay County Chamber of Commerce
    • 2011 Spotlight on Education Speaker
    • Scholarship Committee, 2012 – present
  • Penney Retirement Community
    • Board of Directors, 2013-Present
    • Development & Gift Planning Committee, 2013-Present
    • Executive Committee, 2015-Present
  • Volunteer Judge for Cay County Teen Court Program 2015-Present
  • Member, Northeast Florida Estate Planning Council, 2016-Present
  • Clay Women in Business
    • Board of Directors, 2011- 2013
  • River’s Edge Toastmasters
    • Member, 2012 – 2015
    • Secretary, 2013-2015
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) 2013-Present
    • Consumer Speaker on Elder$mart$ and Other Elder Law Topics
  • WealthCounsel
  • ElderCounsel
  • Lawyers With Purpose
  • Elder Law Answers

Prior Professional Experience

  • Managing Attorney, Alison E. Hickman, Attorney at Law, 09/2010 – 06/2013
  • Legal Assistant, David A. King, Attorney at Law, 03/1997 – 09/2010

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