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Raley Livingston Wiggins

Raley Livingston Wiggins

also known as Raley Wiggins, Raley L. Wiggins

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Trusts, Litigation, Medicaid & Medicare

About Me

Raley L. Wiggins is an attorney with Red Oak Legal, P.C., a law firm with offices in Tuscaloosa and Montgomery, Alabama.  His practice is focused primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, and Civil Litigation.  


Before becoming an attorney, Raley graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor’s degree 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.


While in law school, Raley served as a Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review and also spent two semesters with the Elder Law Clinic. He published his first work in the area of wills and estate planning, Adeemed if You Do, Adeemed if You Don’t: The Testator’s Intent to Passively Revoke a Specific Devise, 61 Ala. L. Rev. 1163 (2010).


He is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Alabama.  He has also been accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans, their spouses, and their dependants with the presentation, prosecution and appeal of claims for veterans benefits.


Currently, he is an officer in the Elder Law Section of the Alabama State Bar Association, and is a regular contributor to Prime Lifestyle Magazine. 


Raley is originally from Tuscaloosa.  He is married to the former Ms. Sally Vann of Montgomery, Alabama, and they have a daughter, Emily and a dog, Jeb.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Elder Law: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 15%
  4. Litigation: 15%
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Douglas Mark Vogel

    I endorse this lawyer and his professionalism.

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    Douglas Vogel Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William Grady Nolan

    Raley does what I do so I feel comfortable endorsing him and his firm. We both serve the senior community and he is a very proactive force in the Elder Law bar in west Alabama. I recommend him highly!

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    William Nolan Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Red Oak Legal, P.C.

445 Dexter Avenue.
Suite 9000
Montgomery, AL, 36104

Red Oak Legal, P.C.

500 Towncenter Blvd.
Suite B
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35406

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law201007/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Appellate BriefLegal Research & Writing II2008
Best PaperProperty II2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRed Oak Legal, P.C.2013 - Present
AttorneyHubbard, Wiggins, McIlwain & Brakefield, P.C.2010 - 2013
Legal InternElder Law Clinic, University of Alabama School of Law2009 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)Member2012 - Present
Department of Veterans AffairsAccredited Attorney2011 - Present
Alabama State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Elder Law Section, Alabama State BarChair2010 - Present
Alabama Law ReviewSenior Editor2008 - 2010

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Woodruff v. City of Tuscaloosa, 101 So. 3d 749 (Ala. 2012)Prevailed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Boom! Magazine3 Common Estate Planning Mistakes2015
Boom! MagazineWhat Should You Tell the Kids About Their Inheritance?2015
Boom! MagazineHow do I love thee? Let me count the ways . . .2015
Boom! MagazineAsk an Elder Law Attorney: What are the Top 3 Estate Planning Documents Everyone Needs?2015
Prime Lifestyle Magazine"What's in a Name? Bama Bulger & Red Oak Baptist"2014
Boom! MagazineAsk an Elder Law Attorney2014
Elder Law Section, Alabama State Bar CLEThird Party Liability for Nursing Home Resident Debts2014
Boom! MagazineAsk an Elder Law Attorney2014
Boom! MagazineAsk an Elder Law Attorney: What to Do When Mom & Dad Need Help2014
Boom! Magazine6 Tips for Planning Ahead2014
Boom! MagazineUnderstanding Guardianships & Conservatorships2014
Prime Lifestyle Magazine"Planning & Caring for Adult Special Needs Children"2013
Prime Lifestyle Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2012)"Are You Too 'Rich' for the Nursing Home?"2012
Prime LifeStyle Magazine (Dec. 2012 / Jan. 2013)"Three Ways to Ruin Your Estate Plan"2012
Probate & Property Magazine, American Bar AssociationKeeping Current--Probate (Mentioned)2011
Alabama Law ReviewAdeemed if You Do, Adeemed if You Don’t: The Testator’s Intent to Passively Revoke a Specific Devise2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The University of Alabama School of LawLaw - Juris DoctorJD, Cum Laude2010
Birmingham-Southern CollegeMusicBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Private Bank PresentationEstate Planning & Elder Law2014
Estate Planning & Elder Law WorkshopWhere There's a Will, There's a Way2014
Estate Planing & Elder Law WorkshopWhere There's a Will, There's a Way2014
Dixie Lyons Club5 Things Everyone Over 50 Should Know About Elder Law2014
WVUA Law Call"Grandpa and the Law"2013
TCBA Spring CLERecovery of Costs in Civil Litigation2013
The Secrets of Successful Estate Planning & Asset ProtectionSuccessful Estate Planning & Asset Protection2012
The Estate Planning EssentialsEstate Planning & Elder Law2012
Secrets of Successful Estate PlanningEstate Planning & Elder Law2012
Planning For (and Paying For) Long-Term Care in AlabamaPlanning For (and Paying For) Long-Term Care in Alabama2012
Meeting of the Tuscaloosa Chapter of BNICommon Questions in Estate Planning & Elder Law2012
Estate Planning & Elder LawThe Estate Planning Essentials2012
Do You Have a Plan?Estate Planning, Elder Law & Asset Protection2012
BNIPowers of Attorney2012
WVUA Law CallElder Law2011