Grady H. Williams Jr.

Grady H. Williams Jr.

Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A.
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
  • Florida, Texas
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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.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Asset Protection
  • Retirement Planning
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees are available for many matters. Hourly rates are consistent with attorney's experience, education and training.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A.
- Current
Originally started while Grady was still in the Graduate Tax Program in Gainesville, the first full-time permanent office was founded in Orange Park in 1992. The firm primarily practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship, elder law, corporate and business law, asset protection, real estate and mortgage law, tax planning, Medicaid planning, construction law, and representation of local government entities and elected and appointed public officials. Grady serves as managing attorney and is active full-time in the practice, currently with the assistance of another full-time attorney, two senior adult of counsel attorneys, and support staff.
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Advocacy Resource Center of Texas
A "Southwest Plan" entity in the pre-FIRREA environment of the late 1980's, Grady had primary responsibility over legal issues involving REO, its management, marketing, leasing and disposition. Much of this time, Grady served as the principal business and legal negotiator on multimillion dollar transactions. In addition to legal and business decision making, Grady provided administrative leadership to a small team of lawyers and staff dedicated to this function. Grady also acted in many of the typical practice areas of a financial institution, such as customer service support and administrative contracts, leasing, regulatory compliance, and financing.
Associate General Counsel
Baptist Foundation of Texas, Dallas, Texas
Grady assisted the General Counsel in handling real estate, business, oil & gas and other legal matters related to trust investment assets. Grady also handled many of the corporate secretary duties for the Foundation and its related subsidiary entities. Grady gained a great appreciation for the value of properly done estate planning to individual investors and families from General Counsel Calvin Reeves, an experienced attorney and outstanding gentlemen in all regards.
Associate Attorney
Haynes and Boone, Dallas, Texas
Grady practiced primarily in the areas of commercial real estate and real estate finance law, also gaining experience in the representation of both borrowers and lenders in real estate foreclosures, workouts and bankruptcy actions.
University of Florida
LL.M. | Taxation
Elected LL.M. Candidates Class Representative to John Marshall Bar Association, the College of Law's Student Government
Honors: Graduate Assistant
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The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D. | Law
Founder, Epsilon Zeta social fraternity for first year (1L) section class members, 1979
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude; Dean's List each semester; Georgia Law Review Editorial Board, 1980-1981; Book Award for Legal Ethics and Corporate Taxation
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Florida State University, School of Business
B.S. | Accounting
Beta Gamma Sigma Accounting Fraternity; Baptist Campus Ministry
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Dean's List all semesters; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Basic Studies Honors Program
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Professional Associations
Clay County Teen Court
- Current
Activities: Diversionary Program for Juvenille Justice coordinated by the Clay County Clerk of the Circuit Court, James E. Jett, in cooperation with the State Attorney's Office
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Jacksonville Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Elder Law Section
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Clay County Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Two-time Past President, Law Day Committee Chairman, Law Explorers Coordinator
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The Florida Bar
Licensed Attorney
- Current
Activities: Real Property, Probate and Trust, Elder Law, Local Government, Solo and Small Practice, Tax and Business Law Sections
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American Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Elder Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust, Business Law, Law Practice Management, and Tax Sections
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State Bar of Texas
Licensed Attorney
Activities: Grady maintains his Texas Bar License on Inactive Status
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Contact & Map
Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A.
1543 Kingsley Ave. Bldg. 5
Orange Park, FL 32073
Telephone: (904) 264-8800
Hampton Park Office
7807 Baymeadows Rd. E.
Ste. 402-A
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone: (904) 268-8170
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