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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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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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1977||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|National Leadership Honor Society||Omicron Delta Kappa||1972|
|Shareholder / Attorney||Red Oak Legal, P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Shareholder / Attorney||Hubbard, Wiggins, McIlwain & Brakefield, P.C.||2009 - Present|
|Shareholder / Attorney||Wiggins, Jones & Davis, P.C.||1977 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar||N/A||1977 - Present|
|Tuscaloosa County Bar Association||Past President (1997)||1977 - Present|
|Cumberland Law Review||Associate Editor||1976 - 1977|
|Christ Episcopal Church||Vestry||N/A|
|Tuscaloosa Rotary Club||Past President (1989-90)||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||N/A||N/A|
|Alabama Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel||N/A||N/A|
|Alabama State Bar, Elder Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|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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|Cumberland Law Review||Quasi-Party in the Guise of Amicus Curiae||1977|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Samford University||Chemistry||BS - Bachelor of Science||1972|
|Spring CLE Seminar||Selected Issues in Elder Law||2012|
|Educational Workshop||The Estate Planning Essentials||2012|
|Spring CLE Seminar||Elder Law Update||2011|