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
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Grady H. Williams, Jr. is the managing attorney of Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A. Mr. Williams started his career as a real estate, corporate, and finance attorney in Texas, but for more than 30 years 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 in Florida. He also serves as general counsel for local businesses, government entities, and elected officials. Mr. Williams is a two-time past president of the Clay County Bar Association, and served as President of the Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) in 2021. He now serves on the statewide Florida Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled, the Board of Directors of ElderSource Area Agency on Aging and Aging & Disability Resource Center of NE Florida, and the Community Advisory Board for Haven (hospice and related services) in Orange Park. He is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Education
University of Florida
LL.M. | Taxation
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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
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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
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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 Experience
Managing Attorney
Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A.
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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.
Professional Associations
Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
Board and Executive Committee
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Activities: After serving as Website Chair and drafting presentation guidelines for AFELA programs and conferences, Mr. Williams has served on the AFELA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, as State Ambassador, and in all Officer positions for this State Chapter of NAELA. He actively serves on the statewide Florida Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled on behalf of AFELA.
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Clay County Teen Court
Judge
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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
Member
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Activities: Elder Law Section
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Clay County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Two-time Past President, Law Day Committee Chairman, Law Explorers Coordinator
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The Florida Bar
Licensed Attorney
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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
Member
- 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
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Activities: Grady maintains his Texas Bar License on Inactive Status
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
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Fees
  • 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.
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Asset Protection
  • Retirement Planning
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
St. Augustine Office
179 King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Telephone: (904) 264-8800
Notice: Available by Appointment
Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M., Attorneys at Law, P.A.
1543 Kingsley Ave. Bldg. 5
Orange Park, FL 32073
Telephone: (904) 264-8800
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Main Office Location
Hampton Park Office
7807 Baymeadows Rd. E.
Ste. 402-A
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone: (904) 268-8170
Notice: Available by Appointment