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Grady H. Williams Jr.

Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A.
Contact: 904.264.8800
Experience:
Law Schools: University of Florida
University of Georgia School of Law - University of Georgia
Jurisdictions: Florida
Texas

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About Grady H. Williams Jr.
Grady graduated from Orange Park High School in Clay County, Florida, in 1976. He then attended Florida State University undergraduate, and University of Georgia for law school. Grady practiced for Haynes and Boone of Dallas, Texas from 1982 to 1985, before leaving to serve as Associate General Counsel for the Baptist Foundation of Texas from 1985-1987, before accepting his final Texas position as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Southwest Savings of Dallas, from 1987 to 1991. In 1991, Grady returned to Florida and attended the University of Florida's Graduate Tax Program. Graduating in 1992, he established his own practice in Orange Park, where he continues to practice in a small firm setting to date.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Business Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Landlord Tenant
Additional Practice Areas
  • Asset Protection
  • Retirement Planning
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
  • Free Consultation
    • Available for Foreclosure, Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning and Elder Law Matters. Intake information required for free consultation, to make your consult and the use of the attorney's time most productive.
  • 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
Florida
Texas
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Education
University of FloridaLL.M.Taxation
Honors: Graduate Assistant
Details: Elected LL.M. Candidates Class Representative to John Marshall Bar Association, the College of Law's Student Government
University of Georgia School of Law - University of GeorgiaJ.D.Law
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude; Dean's List each semester; Georgia Law Review Editorial Board, 1980-1981; Book Award for Legal Ethics and Corporate Taxation
Details: Founder, Epsilon Zeta social fraternity for first year (1L) section class members, 1979
Florida State University, School of BusinessB.S.Accounting
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude; Dean's List all semesters; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Basic Studies Honors Program
Details: Beta Gamma Sigma Accounting Fraternity; Baptist Campus Ministry
Professional Activities
Judge Clay County Teen Court 2008-Current
Details: 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
Member Jacksonville Bar Association 2005-Current
Details: Elder Law Section
Member Clay County Bar Association 1992-Current
Details: Two-time Past President, Law Day Committee Chairman, Law Explorers Coordinator
Licensed Attorney The Florida Bar 1991-Current
Details: Real Property, Probate and Trust, Elder Law, Local Government, Solo and Small Practice, Tax and Business Law Sections
Member American Bar Association 1982-Current
Details: Elder Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust, Business Law, Law Practice Management, and Tax Sections
Licensed Attorney State Bar of Texas 1982-1995
Details: Grady maintains his Texas Bar License on Inactive Status

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Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A.
1543 Kingsley Ave. Bldg. 5
Orange Park, FL 32073
USA
Telephone: 904.264.8800