I have practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama for fifteen years. I focus on estate planning and administration as well as trust and estate litigation. I also handle real estate litigation matters, especially those related to trusts and estates.
I concentrate my practice on family disputes over inherited assets and claims against executors and trustees. This includes will contests, spousal rights issues, negotiations, paternity disputes, executor and trustee misconduct, and joint account litigation.
I also routinely assist clients with trust and estate matters not involving litigation. This part of my practice includes drafting wills, trusts, advance directives, prenuptial agreements, and durable powers of attorney. I also represent clients in probating wills, administering trusts and estates, and dealing with the other issues caused by the death of a family member.
The Alabama Bar requires the following statement: "No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."
Languages spoken: German
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We have worked together on both the same and opposite sides of various cases over the years. Thad does a great job in assisting clients work through very complex estate and estate planning issues every day. I endorse this lawyer.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||2000||01/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Birmingham's Top Lawyers||B-Metro Magazine||2016|
|Top Contributor - Probate||Avvo||2013|
|Top Contributor - Probate||Avvo||2012|
|National Estate Planning Advisory Council for NBI CLEs||National Business Institute||2007|
|John W. Thatcher Full-Tuition Tax Scholarship||University of Florida||2000|
|Member/Manager||The Law Offices of Davis & Davis, LLC||2005 - Present|
|Business Law Instructor for Masters in Accounting Program||University of Alabama||2014 - 2014|
|Adjunct Professor||University of Alabama School of Law||2003 - 2003|
|Associate - Estate Planning Department||Sirote & Permutt, P.C.||2001 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|BNI||Member||2008 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Member||2012 - 2013|
|Alabama Law Review||Cotnam v. Commissioner and the Income Tax Treatment of Contingency-based Attorneys’ Fees—The Alabama Attorney’s Charging Lien Meets Lucas v. Earl Head-on||2000|
|University of Florida||Taxation||LL.M.||2001|
|University of Alabama School of Law||Law||J.D.||2000|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Probate Disputes and Litigation; Claims||2016|
|Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence in Estate Planning and Litigation||Testamentary Capacity & Undue Influence||2016|
|Probate Process from Start to Finish||Estate Litigation, Personal Representatives & Initiating Probate||2012|
|Probate Court CLE||Planning for Successful Probate - Estate Planning Basics||2012|
|Parent Conference||Deducting Special Needs Tuition for Income Tax Purposes||2012|
|Estate Planning Basics||Estate Planning & Probate Basics - All Topics||2012|
|Writing as a Business||Estate Planning for Writers||2011|
|Probate Practice: The Essential Basics||Initiating Probate and Spousal Rights||2011|
|Parent Conference||Deducting Special Needs Tuition for Income Taxes||2011|
|Estate Admistration Procedures||Opening the Estate & Estate Litigation||2011|
|Probate Process from A to Z||Opening the Estate||2010|
|Probate Court Judicial Forum||Originator & Co-Moderator||2009|
|Oddities and Challenges in Probate Law||Challenges with Personal Representatives||2009|