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John Robert Holliman

Estate planning Attorney at Pelham, AL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About John

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John grew up in McCalla, Alabama where he attended high school at Bessemer Academy.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Birmingham Southern College in 1987 and attained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama in 1990.   John is the 4th generation of his family to practice law.  He feels privileged to continue the Holliman tradition of service to our community. 

John has been practicing since 1990 with a focus in Real Estate, Estate Planning and Elder Law.  The law firm has offices in Pelham and Scottsboro and provides legal services to the residents of Shelby, Jefferson, St. Clair, Jackson, Madison, Dekalb, and Marshall counties.  

 John has a passion for educating families about the planning process so that they are prepared and protected throughout life’s stages. This is why he speaks in the community and offers free workshops in his office to promote the importance of planning ahead for life’s unexpected changes.  

Location

Bradford & Holliman, LLC
2491 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham, AL, 35124
John Robert Holliman
803 Garland Ferry Road
Scottsboro, AL, 35768
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Reviews

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Posted by Vince | October 20, 2014
Very helpful
John is one of the most informed, well educated attorneys I have met. His insight, and vast knowledge, with respect to elder law and estate planning, are valuable tools when the protection of the ones you love is at stake. He recently helped me decipher a complex life estate situation which gave me the direction I needed to help resolve several issues that were still pending. John is a well respected attorney in the community. His respect has been earned through his thoroughness, patience and attention to detail. I would highly recommend John as an elder law and estate planning attorney for the trust, integrity and friendship you will receive as his client.
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Posted by Rodney | June 10, 2014
Great People to work with!
John and his entire staff are responsive to my family needs and can be trusted. I love working with them all and think they are good Christian folks! They helped us with our Trust and all its pieces. They made it understandable to us and provided us with with our personal needs. The documentation was drawn up for my wife and I. The costs was reasonable as well. Rodney and Martha H Pelham, AL.
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Posted by Jane | June 8, 2014
Expertise in Family Trusts and Estate Planning
John Holliman and staff were very helpful to us in deciding how to protect our assets currently and in the event we become unable to make decisions for ourselves. They helped us decide how we could best transfer any assets that are left after we die. They helped us maximize our property value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs for us and our family members at a later date. We decided upon a Family Trust to fill these needs and John and his staff are always available and willing to answer any questions we have regarding our Trust and they are abreast of new regulations that could impact our Trust. Their procedures include an annual review which brings us comfort in knowing that the Trust is being reviewed and changed to insure that it being kept up-to-date. We highly recommend John Holliman to guide others in their Estate Planning needs.
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Posted by Charlie | June 3, 2014
Charlie Jones and Family
John and his staff did a great job of explaining what we could do as a family to prepare for certain events. Not only for each of our parents but also to stay ahead as parents ourselves, in case an event happened to endanger the future of either of us. To help him with a snapshot of our lives from a financial and/or legal standpoint, John and his staff gave us several documents we were able to complete on our own time, minimizing time in his office and away from our schedules. His team is comprised of several family members, so it's no surprise they have such a unique family atmosphere when helping their client base. I would strongly recommend John and his firm!
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Posted by Claudette | June 2, 2014
A very competent attorney, pleasant to deal with
I hired John to settle a complicated estate. He gave me sound advice and helped me move through a very difficult process more easily. He has high integrity and a great demeanor.
Posted by David | May 20, 2014
Review John Holliman
I am in the financial services business. John and I have worked together on numerous clients, including personal family members. I totally trust John to do the "right thing" and what is best for my clients in both elder care and estate planning cases. All my clients have been pleased with his expertise and service.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bradford & Holliman, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Holliman Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Holliman Law Firm
  • 1990 - 2011

Education

  • Elder Counsel's Elder Law Immersion Camp
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • Alabama Law Weekly's Probate & Estate Planning Conference
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • WealthCounsel's Tax Camp
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • CLE Alabama 2014 Elder Law
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • The Alabama Department of Senior Services
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • Wealthcounsel's Planning for the Generations
  • Certificate
  • 2012
  • Business Enterprise Institute Boot Camp
  • Certificate
  • 2011
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Undergraduate
  • 1987
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Associations

  • Alabama State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Alabama Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Birmingham Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Elder Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Stars of the Bar
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Elder Law Attorney 2016
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Trust Attorney 2016
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Elder Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Birmingham
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2016
  • Stars of the Bar
  • B-Metro Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Elder Law Attorney 2015
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and Learn for Social Workers & Case Managers - CEU credits
  • Paying for Long Term Care & Public Benefits
  • 2018
  • Special Needs Expo
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2017
  • Civitan Convention
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Successful Aging Expo
  • Using VA Aid & Attendance Benefits for Long Term Care
  • 2016
  • Alabama Elder Law Annual Conference
  • VA Aid & Attendance Benefits: Current Regulations and Proposed Regulations
  • 2016
  • Potential Client Workshop
  • The Family Estate Plan; Why You Should Have One and What Happens When You Don't
  • 2014
  • National Association of Social Workers West Region Conference
  • What Social Workers Should Know About Powers of Attorney and HealthCare Directives
  • 2014
  • Exhibitor at Birmingham Parent's 4th Annual Special Needs Expo
  • Special Needs
  • 2014
  • Community Workshop @ Curren Pharmacy
  • The Affordable Care Act
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse John
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer's work. John is extremely knowledgeable about estate planning and probate issues. He is very hard-working and provides excellent representation for his clients. I have referred numerous clients to John and he has done an excellent job for each of my clients."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John through the Alabama State Bar Elder Law Section for several years. He is committed to staying current with the latest developments for estate planning and elder law. This is an extremely important quality for an attorney in this area of law as laws and regulations frequently change. I believe potential clients can expect to find a knowledgeable attorney that wants to develop a long term relationship to assist clients in reaching their goals."
Elder law Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. John is one of the most personable attorneys I have ever met. He has a way of putting people at ease very quickly which is very helpful especially in stressful situations. John is also very compassionate and endeavors to provide the very best service to his clients."
Elder law Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has that awesome mix of being personable (and funny) and yet at the same time being an incredible attorney. He is thoroughly knowledgeable in his practice niche of Elder Law and Estate Planning. To this extensive knowledge, John brings a passion for helping and protecting families. I hardily endorse John."
Elder law Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Other
"Not only is John one of the friendliest guys on the planet with an infectious smile, he's also a fantastic estate planning and elder law attorney. John is widely respected in his community for his legal skills and knowledge, and rightly so. I've seen John create and deliver powerful planning strategies to resolve legal issues that were so complex that they would have easily overwhelmed other attorneys. An expert in his practice areas, John is dedicated to protecting his clients and their families. I would not hesitate to recommend John to a friend or family member."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Other
"John Holliman and I belong to several professional organizations together. He is a strong advocate for his clients and is among the most serious lawyers I know."
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