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

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


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



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 30 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 2003 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 serves as an Ex Officio Board Member for the Clay County Council on Aging and as a Community Advisory Board Member for Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park.


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


  • 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

  • Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA)
    • Consumer Speaker on Elder$mart$ and Other Elder Law Topics 2015-2017
    • Website Committee Chair 2016
    • Board of Directors 2017 to Present
    • Secretary 2019
    • President-Elect 2020
    • President 2021
  • Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled (Florida) 2018 to Present
  • ElderSource (AAA/ADRC) Board of Directors 2021
  • Clay County Bar Association
    • Twice Past President, Law Day Chair, and Law Explorers Chair
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Health Law, Tax Law & Transactional Law Committees
  • American Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • 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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