Frederick P. Davies is the founder and senior attorney of the Davies Law Firm, P.C. and a noted speaker on Estate Planning, Living Trusts, Long Term Care, Medicaid and Taxes. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vermont in 1982 and a law degree (Juris Doctor) from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1985. Following graduation, Mr. Davies was admitted to practice law in all the state courts of New York and Connecticut. He is also admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court and the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York.
In September 1983, Mr. Davies joined the United States Navy JAG Student Program. After taking the Bar Exams for New York and Connecticut, Lieutenant (JG) Davies attended Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island, and was certified as a Judge Advocate (Military Lawyer). In January 1986, Lieutenant (JG) Davies was stationed at Naval Base San Francisco, California, where he began his estate planning practice and gained extensive trial experience. In 1989, Lieutenant Davies left active duty, returned home to Central New York, and joined the Naval Reserve, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
In 1992, Captain Davies transferred to the New York Air National Guard and served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 174th Fighter Wing at Hancock Field, Syracuse. In 1995, he accepted the position of Air Staff Judge Advocate for Headquarters, Connecticut Air National Guard. In 2002, Lieutenant Colonel Davies transferred back to the New York Air National Guard and served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Eastern Air Defense Sector, Rome, New York.
In May 2012, Colonel Davies transferred to the US Air Force Reserve at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and served as the Senior IMA for the Community Legal Services Directorate of The Judge Advocate General of the United States Air Force. In November 2014, Colonel Davies transferred to the Air Force Judge Advocate
General’s School (Air Force Law School) where he served as an Instructor and the Subject Matter Expert on Estate Planning for the United States Air Force. Colonel Davies retired from the military on December 14, 2015.
Mr. Davies, upon his release from active duty in 1989, worked for a number of law firms in Central New York. Wanting to focus his legal practice on Estate Planning, Mr. Davies started the Davies Law Firm, P.C. in 1993. From simple beginnings, the firm has become one of the prominent law firms in Central New York focused on Estate Planning, Living Trusts, Estate Administration, Probate, Long Term Care, and Taxation.
Mr. Davies is a member of the American Bar Association (Wills and Estates Section), the New York State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Sections), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the Estate Planning Council of Central New York.
Mr. Davies has given over 1000 seminars on Estate and Tax Planning, Long Term Care, Medicaid and other Elder Law issues. He has also been a guest speaker for a variety of groups and organizations including the AARP – Local Onondaga Chapter, The Adult Education Program of SUNY Utica, The Carpenters Union Local 747, The First Baptist Church of Rome, The General Electric Elfun Retirees, Liverpool Public Library, New York State Correctional Facility Employees Association, Niagara Mohawk Employees, The Prostate Cancer Survivors Group, S.A.G.E., Sennett Seniors, Verizon Employees Group, The West Genesee Adult Education Program, The Women’s Business Group of Utica, and many others.
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Fred and I spent much time together at estate planning events given by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. I find him to be a knowledgeable and caring estate planning attorney. I would be most comfortable recommending clients to him knowing they will be well cared for.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Senior Attorney and Owner||Davies Law Firm, P.C.||1993 - Present|
|Judge Advocate||United State Air Force Reserve||2012 - 2015|
|Staff Judge Advocate||Air National Guard||1992 - 2012|
|Judge Advocate (Military Lawyer)||United States Navy JAG||1983 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ElderCounsel||Charter Member||2007 - Present|
|Estate Planning Council of Central New York||Member||2000 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||1998 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Charter Member||1998 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section||Member||1996 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|American Bar Asocaition||Member||1985 - Present|
|Estate Planning Council of Central New York||Board of Directors||2003 - 2005|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Member||1996 - 1998|
|Syracuse University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Vermont||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|USAF Annual Survey of the Law||Estate Planning Update||2015|
|Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts||Drafting Wills and Trusts||2015|
|Top Estate Planning Techniques||Estate Planning||2014|
|Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important||Estate Administration||2014|
|USAF Annual Survey of the Law||Estate Planning Update||2013|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Probate||2013|
|USAF Annual Survey of the Law||Estate Planning Update||2012|
|Medicaid and Medicare Update||Medicare and Medicaid||2012|
|Estate Administration from Start to Finish||Estate Administration||2012|
|USAF Annual Survey of the Law||Estate Planning Update||2011|
|Probate Process from A to Z||Probate Process||2011|
|Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts||Drafting Wills and Trusts||2011|
|USAF Annual Survey of the Law||Estate Planning Update||2010|
|Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important||Estate Administration||2010|
|USAF Annual Survey of the Law||Estate Planning Update||2009|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Probate||2009|
|Estate and Long Term Care Planning for Elder Clients||Elder Law||2009|
|USAF Annual Survey of the Law||Estate Planning Update||2008|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Probate Process||2008|
|Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice||Probate Process||2008|
|Estate Planning in the Air Force||Estate Planning for Military Members and Dependents||2008|
|Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts||Drafting Wills and Trusts||2008|
|USAF Annual Survey of the Law||Estate Planning Update||2007|
|How to Draft Wills and Trusts in New York||Drafting Wills and Trusts||2004|