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Thad Austin Davis

Thad Austin Davis

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts

About Me

I have practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama for over fourteen years.  I focus on estate planning and administration as well as trust and estate litigation.  I also handle real estate litigation matters, especially those related to trusts and estates.


I routinely assist clients with trust and estate matters not involving litigation.  This part of my practice includes drafting wills, trusts, advance directives, prenuptial agreements, and durable powers of attorney.  I also represent clients in probating wills, administering trusts and estates, and dealing with the other issues caused by the death of a family member.  


While I do not specialize in the trust and estate litigation areas, I concentrate my practice on family disputes over inherited assets and claims against executors and trustees.  This includes will contests, spousal rights issues, negotiations, paternity disputes, executor and trustee misconduct, and joint account litigation.  


The Alabama Bar requires the following statement: "No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."


Languages Spoken: German

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Probate: 60%
    14 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    14 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
    14 years
  4. Trusts: 5%
    14 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward Burns Harrison Willis

    We have worked together on both the same and opposite sides of various cases over the years. Thad does a great job in assisting clients work through very complex estate and estate planning issues every day. I endorse this lawyer.


    Edward Willis Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Davis & Davis, LLC

P.O. Box 43366
Birmingham, AL, 35243



ALAuthorized to practice law200008/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent®Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent®Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top Contributor - ProbateAvvo2013
Top Contributor - ProbateAvvo2012
National Estate Planning Advisory Council for NBI CLEsNational Business Institute2007
John W. Thatcher Full-Tuition Tax ScholarshipUniversity of Florida2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Business Law Instructor for Masters in Accounting ProgramUniversity of Alabama2014 - 2014
Member/ManagerThe Law Offices of Davis & Davis, LLC2005 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Alabama School of Law2003 - 2003
Associate - Estate Planning DepartmentSirote & Permutt, P.C.2001 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Birmingham Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
BNIMember2008 - Present
Alabama State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaTaxationLL.M.2001
University of Alabama School of LawLawJ.D.2000
Duke UniversityEnglish/GermanA.B.1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Probate Process from Start to FinishEstate Litigation, Personal Representatives & Initiating Probate2012
Probate Court CLEPlanning for Successful Probate - Estate Planning Basics2012
Parent ConferenceDeducting Special Needs Tuition for Income Tax Purposes2012
Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning & Probate Basics - All Topics2012
Writing as a BusinessEstate Planning for Writers2011
Probate Practice: The Essential BasicsInitiating Probate and Spousal Rights2011
Parent ConferenceDeducting Special Needs Tuition for Income Taxes2011
Estate Admistration ProceduresOpening the Estate & Estate Litigation2011
Probate Process from A to ZOpening the Estate2010
Probate Court Judicial ForumOriginator & Co-Moderator2009
Oddities and Challenges in Probate LawChallenges with Personal Representatives2009