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William Grady Nolan

Elder law Attorney at Mountain Brook, AL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Bill Nolan

  • Licensed for 41 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1982
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About William

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I am a charter member of the Alabama State Bar's Elder Law bar section. I don't practice divorce or criminal defense or bankruptcy or real estate closings or immigration law. All I do, every day, is work with seniors and their adult children, to give them all peace of mind that all the dangers that might lie ahead have been addressed. We have a full-time Social Worker on our team too, and her job is to take care of our clients whenever they have a non-legal need arise. Many of our clients have children who have moved away and they have no close family to help them. My Social Worker becomes their surrogate daughter- taking them to the doctor's appointments, helping them balance their checkbook, supervising sitters and arranging regular Facetime calls with the kids, wherever they might be. Just a little something extra we provide our clients.

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Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC
200 Office Park Drive
Suite 303
Mountain Brook, AL, 35223

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Posted by Carol | August 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Grateful for the Consult!
When we had to move Dad from Hospital to Nursing Home with an expectation of long term Medicaid needs, I needed good advice fast. Somehow I came across Bill’s first blog, where he said he saw himself as an elder advocate. Sounded like a nice guy, so I moved on to his main website and left a contact request over the weekend. When he returned my inquiry early on Monday morning he didn’t disappoint. So kind and helpful! Our situation was so simple it could really be handled by downloaded documents without an attorney. He offered an overview of the Medicaid process with really helpful insights that were not among the info I had unearthed in hours and hours of search and reading. I feel I can handle the Medicare and Medicaid application process with more confidence now. I am so grateful for his willingness to take 20 minutes to answer my questions. His answers really changed everything. If I had a more complex case I would certainly ask Bill to handle it.
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Posted by Linda | May 13, 2015
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I have recommended Mr. Nolen to many people through the years I have known him. I will continue to highly recommend him for Elder Law services. Mr. Nolen helped me with my mother's VA Aid & Attendant Benefit application, her estate planning regarding her will, trust for her assets,etc. .He also assisted me in filing for my husbands VA Aid and Attendant benefit. We are now in the process of settling my mother's estate after her passing in March 2015.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2015
Helpful and efficient
Mr. Nolan has provided excellent advice, suggestions, and expertise first in assisting me with my parents' estate planning and then with my own needs for legal documents. He is accessible and helpful with any question I have asked him regarding both situations. I would recommend his without reservation.
Posted by Daviid | February 8, 2014
Good human
Unfortunately he couldn't represent me but his compassion and advice came across as more compassionate and considered my feelings as more important than money. I have talked to many lawyers and none projected this as well as he did. Thanks David


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Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Nolan Stewart, PC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Founder
  • Nolan Elder Law, LLC
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Director of Planned Giving
  • Episcopal Church Foundation
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Director of Planned Giving
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • 1995 - 2000
  • SBA Lender
  • Compass Bank
  • 1986 - 1995
  • Founder
  • William G Nolan, Attorney at Law
  • 1982 - 1986
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  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Rhodes College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • Inns of Court
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alzheimers of Central Alabama
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Jefferson County Area Council on Aging
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Charter Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Speakers Bureau
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Alabama State Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Former Chair
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys 2014
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2012
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  • HR Alabama
  • Care Giving Education - An Expense or An Investment?
  • 2013
  • The Alabama Lawyer
  • The Veteran's Benefit Known as Aid and Attendance
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Nursing Home Administrators Conference
  • Dementia Issues & Care
  • 2013
  • Veteran's Benefits For Lawyers
  • Improved Pension Benefit
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (17)
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Elder law Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a bankruptcy and consumer protection attorney in Alabama, I often have clients who have some sort of elder law, estate planning or probate issue. Whenever that happens I always call Bill; he always knows the answers to my questions."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill and I have known each other for several years. As an attorney and the owner of a Home Care company, I have been able to see various elder care attorneys in Birmingham and Mobile, and Bill is one of the most conscientious and caring attorneys there is. Bill not only knows how to help families plan for end of life issues, but he can also help with financial issues and many other problems which arise when our parents age. If you are trying to navigate the maze of Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits, or long term care insurance or if you just need some estate planning to get affairs in order, Bill would be one of the best attorneys you could hire!"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill Nolan is an outstanding attorney and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Nolan is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is the go to lawyer for estate planning and elder law issues. Bill is highly skilled and can help families, too, including veterans."
Elder law Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill Nolan has been helping families dealing with Elder Law and Estate Planning matters for many years. He is very well-respected in the legal community, and is highly knowledgeable of the particular issues facing elderly clients and their families. I am happy to endorse this attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a caring and generous member of the community and has a passion for serving the aging population."
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