Cottonwood, Alabama Estate Planning Lawyers

Gary Stephen Wiggins
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Tuscaloosa, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(205) 764-1262 1490 Northbank Parkway
Suite 238
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
Estate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
G. Stephen (Steve) Wiggins received his undergraduate degree from Samford University with a major in chemistry. After employment in the pharmaceutical industry, he returned to law school, where he served as an associate editor of the Cumberland Law Review. In more than thirty seven years of practice in Tuscaloosa, Mr. Wiggins has handled a broad range of cases, including wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, premises liability, fraud, defamation, insurance bad faith, professional malpractice, real estate litigation, will contests, probate litigation, construction and contract litigation, as well as other types of cases. In addition, he regularly represents clients...
A. Mac Martinson
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Huntsville, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(800) 255-6534 115 North Side Square
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Since beginning his practice twenty years ago, Mac Martinson has helped business and real estate clients navigate the legal world. Mac and his wife Sarabeth, have three children. Mac enjoys playing and coaching ice hockey, camping, water skiing, snow skiing, fishing and spending time at the lake and is a Trustee for the Land Trust of North Alabama.
Daniel Houston Chambers
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Vestavia Hills, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(205) 913-4057 2081 COLUMBIANA ROAD, SUITE 16
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
My Divorce/Family Law and Estate Planning law firm is located on Columbiana Road just south of Greensprings Highway in Vestavia Hills near Hoover and Birmingham. I provide my clients with personalized, local legal services that they need to manage even the most complex legal challenges.

When I meet with potential clients, I sit down and work to get to know them. This type of attorney-client relationship enables me to learn about their specific issues, needs and helps me to determine the legal goals for their specific case. It also allows us to begin developing the kind of relationship where the...
Kathy Long Skipper
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Lawyer
(205) 939-1010 1901 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard South
Birmingham, AL 35209
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
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Shay Reynolds
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(205) 838-9000 1780 Gadsden Highway
Birmingham, AL 35235
Estate Planning, Elder, Municipal and Probate
Samford University
I am from Knoxville, TN and moved to Birmingham to attend Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. I began clerking with Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C. during law school and began practicing law upon graduation in 2004.
Norma McCord Wells
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Boaz, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(256) 593-4009 116 N. Broad St.
Boaz, AL 35957
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Frank Truncali
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Montgomery, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years experience
(334) 557-7017 445 Dexter Ave
Suite 4050
Montgomery, AL 36104
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Kristina J. Sexton
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Huntsville, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(256) 534-8799 401 Pratt Ave. NW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Kristina Sexton earned her law degree from Barry University School of Law, with a specialization in Children and Families, and Trial Advocacy. Prior to that, Ms. Sexton earned her B.S in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. Since 2005, Ms. Sexton has worked her way up from an assistant in a family law firm all the way to a Partner Attorney. Following graduation, Ms. Sexton sat for the Florida Bar where she was admitted and additionally she sat for the Alabama Bar where she was also admitted. Ms. Sexton moved to Huntsville and immediately became very active with...
William J. Miller
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Anniston, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(256) 241-6794 818 Leighton Avenue
P.O.BOX 1732
Anniston, AL 36207
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Raley Livingston Wiggins
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Montgomery, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(334) 239-0526 445 Dexter Avenue
Suite 9000
Montgomery, AL 36104
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Raley L. Wiggins received his Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College with a major in music. After spending some time in the music industry, he worked with an Alabama-based insurance company before going back to school. In 2010, he received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. Before transferring to the University of Alabama School of Law, Raley was ranked in the top five percent of his class at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, where he was also selected for grade-on status by the Jones Law Review, and awarded the Walter...
Adam Jarvis
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(251) 219-9706 118 N Royal St
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Mobile , AL 36602
Free ConsultationMobile , AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
Estate Planning, Business and Construction
Loyola University New Orleans
Adam Jarvis has dedicated his career to representing individuals and small businesses in general civil litigation including real estate matters, construction disputes, breach of contract, contract drafting and negotiation, small business consulting, insurance claims among many other areas of law. Adam also has experience in probate court related to estate administration, estate litigation, involuntary civil commitment and name changes.

Adam grew up in Mobile, Alabama and graduated from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in 2002. Adam spent most of his college years in south Louisiana where he attended Louisiana State University and St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict,...
Douglas C. Martinson II
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Huntsville, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(800) 255-6534 115 North Side Square
Huntsville, AL 35801
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law
Since 1990 when he joined Martinson & Beason, P.C., Doug has been a leader in the Huntsville community. His practice focuses on estate planning and probate, wills and trust, guardianship and elder law as well as corporate and business planning and disputes. In his spare time, Doug referees ice hockey and enjoys reading, snowing skiing and playing golf and tennis.
Rebecca M. Wright
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BIRMINGHAM, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(205) 616-0314 2100 First Avenue North
Suite 230
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Rebecca concentrates her practice on opening estates, probate administration, probate support for personal injury and wrongful death cases and civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Rebecca worked as a law clerk at Hamer Law Group for more than 3-years and gained a significant amount of experience in the areas of probate administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships/conservatorships, and other civil litigation matters.

While in law school, Rebecca was listed on the Dean’s List, a member of the National Trial Team, and a Trial Ad Executive Board Member. She was an active member of the Career Development Advisory...
Valerie Brown
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Huntsville , AL Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(256) 617-7294 1008 Oakwood Avenue, Suite A
Huntsville , AL 35811
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Valerie Brown is the owner and principal attorney of Valerie Brown Law, LLC located in Huntsville, Alabama. She is dedicated to helping clients navigate through the complex legal system by providing high quality and cost-effective legal services. In addition to her practice, Valerie serves as an Adjunct Professor for Antonelli College Online.
David Bruce Zimmerman
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Mobile, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(251) 434-0012 155 S. Warren Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Consumer and Criminal
JonesSchool of Law
Elizabeth Beason Moore
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Huntsville , AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(256) 536-7423 203 Greene Street
Huntsville , AL 35801
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
The University of Mississippi School of Law
Richard Hamner Holston
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Mobile, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(251) 432-8883 211 S Cedar St
PO Box 195
Mobile, AL 36602
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law and University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Brian W Moore
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Montgomery, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(334) 293-0568 2740 Zelda Road, 4th Floor
Montgomery, AL 36106
Estate Planning, Elder, Immigration and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law and Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Anthony Jerome Muhammad
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Lawyer
(205) 428-9000 P O Box 362151
Birmingham, AL 35236
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Miles College of Law(AL)
Sylvion Moss
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(205) 949-5580 2200 Woodcrest Place, Ste. 310
Birmingham, AL 35209
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
George Mason University School of Law
Dustin C. Paseur
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Huntsville, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
Huntsville, AL
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
Birmingham School of Law
Anthony Lee Cicio Jr
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(205) 939-1327 2153 14th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Birmingham School of Law(AL)
Benjamin Cooper
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(205) 307-6006 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Post Office Box 1536
Birmingham, AL 35201
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Civil Rights and Probate
Law practice focused on individual and corporate client representation, litigation, arbitration and mediation in the areas of Labor & Employment, Corporate Contract Defense, Probate, Estates, Workers Compensation, and Unemployment Compensation. Research, write and prepare for filing all state and federal pleadings, motions, trial briefs, and suggested judicial orders to include Complaints, Responses to Summary Judgment with applicable Exhibits, Pre-Trial Orders, Motions in Limine, and Appellate Court motions with supporting briefs. Write and file EEOC form 5 charges and response statements filed under Title VII. Conduct and defend depositions representing the legal positions for both Plaintiff and...
Chip Browder
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Tuscaloosa, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(205) 349-1910 2315 Ninth Street
Suite 5A
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-2379
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
HERBERT E. “Chip” BROWDER, was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on September 11, 1953; Chip was admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama in 1991; and is also admitted before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. Education: University of Alabama (B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, 1975; M.A. in Accounting, 1977; J.D., 1991); New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1992). Estate Planning Faculty Member, Alabama Bar Institute and University of Alabama School of Law, Bridge the Gap Seminars (1998 – 2007);...
Anna M. Williams
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Grand Bay, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(251) 865-3665 P. O DRAWER 446
12761 US HIGHWAY 90, SUITE A
Grand Bay, AL 36541
Estate Planning
JonesSchool of Law
Gulf Coast Attorneys LLC is located in Grand Bay, Alabama, easily accessible from I-10 and US Highway 90, with free parking, and full handicap access and facilities. Our attorneys are engaged in general civil practice, including injury and accident cases, probate of estates, estate planning, real estate and loan closings, real estate and boundary dispute litigation, evictions, collections, formation of corporations and limited liability companies, adoptions, names changes, divorce, custody and child support modifications. In addition to representing individuals, our attorneys also represent large and small businesses in commercial disputes and civil litigation.
Steven Aleck Harris
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Montgomery, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(334) 782-9938 4144 Carmichael Road
Suite 100
Montgomery, AL 36106
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
We are a bankruptcy, divorce, and injury law firm helping individuals throughout Alabama. Call us today for a consultation in one of our offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, or Anniston.
Joshua M. Pendergrass
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Albertville, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(256) 894-0062 101 North Carlisle Street, Suite 101
P.O. Box 2145
Albertville, AL 35950
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than services performed by other lawyers. No attorney client relationship is established by the use of any information contained on this site. The varied experiences of Joshua M. Pendergrass, make him ideally suited to serve clients with various needs and case types. Growing up in Fairview, Tennessee, a small town in a rural area outside Nashville, Josh learned from his grandparents, an appreciation for hard work, and for sticking to one's word. Upon graduation from high school, Josh attended Lambuth University, in Jackson, Tennessee, on scholarship. By...
Maria Fortune
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(205) 201-8018 2100 1st Avenue North, Suite#300
Birmingham, AL 35203
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Maria Fortune, in addition to being licensed to practice law in Alabama, is licensed to practice law in Washington DC and in Colorado. As a private lawyer, Maria Fortune is able to rely upon her experience as a Private Attorney, a Public Defender, and as an Assistant City Attorney, to implement a more sophisticated approach to seeking justice for families and children. Maria Fortune is not limited to seeking justice in criminal courtrooms, or in family courtrooms, or in civil courtrooms. By establishing the Law Office of Maria Fortune, LLC., Maria Fortune can effectively...
Charles Wright Ham
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Fairhope, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(251) 928-8200 55 North Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
Estate Planning, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
From our offices in downtown Fairhope, Ham & Associates, LLC, is prepared to offer experienced and effective representation for matters involving family law, business law, probate law, criminal defense and more. We are more than your lawyers, we are your neighbors. The families of our attorneys have strong roots in the community, going as far back as the 1800s, and we understand how to operate effectively in the Alabama state courts as well as the Mobile and Baldwin area municipal courts. Our friendly staff will guide you every step of the way through your legal matter. Put our experience and our...
Derry Dean Robbins Johnson Esq.
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(205) 714-7222 950 22nd Street North Suite 627
Birmingham, AL 35203
Estate Planning, Elder, Family and Probate
Birmingham School of Law
I am an attorney who is dedicated to providing services with the client's interests as priority. I am committed to represent my clients with competence, faithfulness, diligence and sound judgment. I strive to enhance your access to the legal system and protection under the law by explaining the law to you as it relates to your legal matter. As such, as your attorney my goal is help you understand the law, available options and work with you to resolve your legal issue.

I am an attorney who has many years of experience in healthcare delivery and management in private and public...
Mr. Marcus Andrew Semmes
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Foley, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(251) 317-0117 307 S. McKenzie Street, #202
Foley, AL 36535
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Family
Birmingham School of Law
Marc was born in Kingsport Tennessee and was raised in Anniston Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Management. After college, Marc had a successful career in the technology industry developing complex computer network and systems for companies such as St. Vincents Hospital, Citrix Systems and BBVA Compass Bank. While working full time at BBVA Compass Bank, Marc attended law school at the Birmingham School of Law and graduated sixth in his class. He was the Chancellor of the Sigma Delta Kappa honor society. Since graduating from...
Warren Trent Harbison
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Silverhill, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(251) 626-4062 16201 Silverhill Avenue
Silverhill, AL 36576
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Construction
Roderick Burke Perdue
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Wetumpka, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(334) 567-7373 2033 Holtville Road
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Benny Charles Hand
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Opelika, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(334) 741-4077 114 North 8th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Criminal
Brenton McWilliams
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Orange Beach, AL Estate Planning Attorney
(251) 215-9275 25594 Canal Rd
Ste B
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of Alabama School of Law
Sarah A Stephens
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years experience
(205) 937-3041 2119 Third Avenue North
Second Floor
Birmingham, AL 35203
Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law
Kayla Schoen
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Birmingham, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(205) 317-3685 1211 28th Street South
Suite 205
Birmingham, AL 35205
Estate Planning, Business, DUI and Probate
Brannan W. Reaves
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Montgomery, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(334) 264-9472 105 Tallapoosa Street Suite 101
Montgomery, AL 36104
Estate Planning, Insurance Claims, Insurance Defense and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law
My civil practice focuses on insurance, business, and professional liability defense. I have significant experience in personal and commercial automobile defense, premises liability defense, construction defect litigation, and insurance coverage matters. I have also represented numerous insurance companies against claims of bad faith, fraud, and other extra-contractual actions. I represent a variety of businesses, ranging from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies, in all aspects of litigation. I also represent a wide range of professionals (pharmacists, nurses, teachers, etc.) before many of Alabama's governing administrative agencies on licensing and certification matters. My transactional practice concentrates on...
James Russell Pigott
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Foley, AL Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(251) 943-3535 10450 Willis Rd
Foley, AL 36535
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Jack Whitfield Torbert
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Gadsden, AL Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(256) 547-7551 1024 Forrest Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901
Estate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Alabama School of Law
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.