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Gary Stephen Wiggins

Gary Stephen Wiggins

also known as G. Stephen Wiggins, Steve Wiggins

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Litigation, Elder Law, Trusts

About Me

G. Stephen (Steve) Wiggins began his law practice in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, upon admission to the Alabama State Bar in 1977. Steve has a general practice with a focus on civil litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as estate planning and elder law. 

In more than thirty years 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 in real estate and property matters,the drafting of wills and other estate planning documents, estate administration, and other elder law matters. 

Previously, Mr. Wiggins was a shareholder at Wiggins, Jones, & Davis P.C., beginning in 1977. In 2009, he left that firm to join Hubbard, Wiggins, McIlwain & Brakefield, P.C. In 2013, he founded Red Oak Legal, P.C. with his son, attorney Raley Wiggins. They focus their new practice primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, and Civil Litigation.

Mr. Wiggins was born in Andalusia, Alabama and is married to the former Ann Ayer of Huntsville, Alabama. They have two children and two grandchildren. They are active members of Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa, where Ann served as Christian Education Director for many years and Steve currently serves as Clerk of the Vestry.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Elder Law: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Kyle E. Krull

    I know Steve (aka Gary Stephen Wiggins) personally and by reputation, having worked together at a recent estate planning conference. While he is an excellent estate planning attorney, I also am impressed with his strong litigation skills and instincts. Why? Every estate plan bears the potential seeds of future discontent among heirs. Steve has a unique ability to see beyond the planning present to that administering future. As a result, Steve strategically designs his estate plans "with the end in mind." I can, without reservation, recommend and endorse Steve Wiggins.

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    Kyle Krull Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Red Oak Legal, P.C.

500 Towncenter Blvd., Suite B
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35406

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law197705/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
National Leadership Honor SocietyOmicron Delta Kappa1972

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder / AttorneyRed Oak Legal, P.C.2013 - Present
Shareholder / AttorneyHubbard, Wiggins, McIlwain & Brakefield, P.C.2009 - Present
Shareholder / AttorneyWiggins, Jones & Davis, P.C.1977 - 2009

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
Alabama State BarN/A1977 - Present
Tuscaloosa County Bar AssociationPast President (1997)1977 - Present
Cumberland Law ReviewAssociate Editor1976 - 1977
Christ Episcopal ChurchVestryN/A
Tuscaloosa Rotary ClubPast President (1989-90)N/A
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
Alabama Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Railroad Trial CounselN/AN/A
Alabama State Bar, Elder Law SectionN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Tuscaloosa Orthopedic Appliance Company, Inc. v. Wyatt, 460 So.2d 156 (Ala. 1984)N/A
Rothman, et al. v. Gamma Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 559 So.2d 9 (Ala. 1992)N/A
Aetna Casualty & Surety Company v. Turner, 662 So.2d 237 (Ala. 1995)N/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Cumberland Law ReviewQuasi-Party in the Guise of Amicus Curiae1977

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cumberland School of Law, Samford UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Samford UniversityChemistryBachelor of Science1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Spring CLE SeminarSelected Issues in Elder Law2012
Educational WorkshopThe Estate Planning Essentials2012
Spring CLE SeminarElder Law Update2011