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William J. Miller

Estate planning Attorney at Anniston, AL

5.0   128 reviews

also known as Bill Miller


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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    This practice area involves setting up plans for people to dispose of their assets after they die through wills or revocable living trusts as well as powers of attorney in case they become incompetent while still alive.

    21 years, 300 cases

  2. Elder law
    30%
    This practice area involves helping people as they age with advanced directives for healthcare, powers of attorney, wills and trusts. The practice also involves nursing homes, medicare and VA benefits.

    14 years, 175 cases

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    10%

    13 years, 65 cases

  4. Probate
    10%

    24 years, 100 cases

  5. Wills and living wills
    10%

    28 years, 350 cases

My family and my faith are the most important things to me.  I enjoy helping other famiies put plans in place to protect themselves and their hard earned assets.  Helping people get peace of mind about staying in control and having a plan in place is very rewarding.  

In my free time, I enjoy watching sports, playing golf, spending time on the lake and at the beach with my family and reading.  

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Licensed for 28 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact William

Miller Estate and Elder Law
818 Leighton Avenue
PO Box 1732
Anniston, AL, 36207

Reviews

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Posted by Darcy | January 20, 2023
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Wonderful Experience!
Very punctual, up-front and friendly. Explains situations in various ways if you do not quite understand. Staff is wonderful. Would definitely refer friends and family.
Posted by Peggy | December 11, 2022
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Estate planning
I was well pleased with the services provided by this firm. Mr. Miller guided me through the process and explained legal issues involved in estate planning that helped me to make appropriate and informed decisions.
Posted by Angie | November 16, 2022
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Mrs.
Mr. Miller was so patient, answering all questions fully while going over all paperwork pertaining to my case. He is very competent and thorough. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs help with any estate planning or elder care.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2022
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Excellent in information
Provided an abundance of information that will help guide us in the care of my mother.
Posted by Jerry | November 9, 2022
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Estate Plan
He guided us through the whole process, explained the laws as they pertained to our situation, provided us with all the tools we needed to develop a plan we were comfortable with.
Posted by Glynis | October 13, 2022
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Excellent Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney
Bill is the best Estate Planning attorney I have ever worked with. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always responsive when I had questions. If you are looking for a knowledgeable attorney, then go to Bill.
Posted by Tyler | August 18, 2022
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Best Estate planning and Elder Law Lawyer in the business
Bill and his staff are the best. They are very detailed, patient, and understanding with all the curve balls that my case had. They spent countless hours making sure I was comfortable with all decisions we made. Bill and Mary were very professional and understanding with my wants and needs in my case. I highly recommend them to anyone needing a lawyer to help you navigate all aspects of Estate Planning and Elder Law.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2022
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Recommendation
I consulted Mr. Miller for estate planning following participation in one of his seminars. He was very thorough in discussing what he saw as my needs. It was a pleasant and helpful experience.
Posted by Suzilee | August 12, 2022
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Compassionate Service
Mr. Miller reviewed my circumstances and advised me on what would be the best way for me to proceed with taking care of my assets. I had attended his seminar and knew the types of documents he might recommend. He recommended only what he thought I need..nothing extra. I felt he treated me fairly.
Posted by Lynn | August 2, 2022
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Exceptional!
My husband and I recently used William Miller for our estate planning. We couldn't be more pleased with him. He knows elder law and listens carefully to your concerns. He gives clear and concise guidance that suits your particular situation. We appreciate his dedication to fulfilling our specific needs. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by Sheila | July 26, 2022
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Ms.
Very professional and understanding. We were very satisfied with the help we received and also with the final documents.
Posted by Diana | July 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Takes the time, is concerned, Fine Staff
Attorney Miller took extra time with our out of the box needs. Keeps his humor, when it is appropriately needed. Made us comfortable in a potentially uncomfortable situation. His staff was and is outstanding and very understanding.
Posted by Darrell | May 27, 2022
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Estate Planning
Mr Miller and his associates helped my wife and I set up an estate plan.They made doing this simple and easy. They were very Professional and easy to talk to. Thanks Darrell and Susan Hammond
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2022
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Estate Planning
He did a great job of helping us set up a family trust but left us hanging about contacting everyone to fund the trust.
Posted by Mike | March 14, 2022
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Set Up Our Trust
Bill and his staff were very helpful in explaining how our trust would work and answered all our questions. We now no longer worry about how we can leave our investment of a lifetime of hard work to our children with limit attacks from the government. We benefitted from my wife's family having a trust and the government didn't get their hands on their lifetime work. We thank Bill for providing us the peace of knowing that the government will not take what we want to pass on to our children.
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Posted by Kathy | January 23, 2022
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Great service
Professional, prompt service, addressed all questions that I had. Would recommend to others.
Posted by Kenneth + Ruthann | January 19, 2022
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"Grand slam"!!
Very helpful explaining guidelines and information regarding eldercare and function of last will and testament. We highly recommend William and his staff.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2022
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Best all around
Nothing fun about wills and estates and advanced directives. But Mr. MILLER and his staff made this task so easy. Highly knowledgeable, personable group. So glad I found him!
Posted by Janice | January 14, 2022
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Mrs.
Thank you for all your help with us on making our will out and with our power of attorney needs. Also with advice on future endeavors. We will definitely use you again.
Posted by Clara | November 19, 2021
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An Attorney with Integrity
Attorney Miller helped me understand the legal documents that I needed to have in place. His pricing is very reasonable. Peyton and Mary are wonderful, he is blessed to have them. Now I am waiting for my next appointment for signing my revised changes. Attorney Miller is very busy but will get me in soon for my signing. I like how he sends you the documents for your approval or if something needs to be changed before your signing.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Miller Estate And Elder Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Adams Miller, LLP
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Member, Attorney
  • Turner & Miller, LLC
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Fite & Miller
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Merrill, Porch, Dillon and Fite
  • 1994 - 1999
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Alabama
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Camp v. Kenney, 673 So.2d 436 (1995)
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2012 - Present
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • 1998 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
  • Calhoun County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2003 - 2005
  • American Association for Justice
  • 1998 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Law Review
  • Cumberland Law Review
  • 1995

Publications

  • Book
  • 7 Ways to Protect and Maximize the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim
  • 2010
  • Cumberland Law Review
  • Hate Crimes Statute that Provides for Sentence Enhancement if Defendant Selects Victim Based on Race not a Free Speech Violation
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pep Up for Caregiving 2nd Annual Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference
  • Legal Planning for Caregiver's
  • 2019
  • Mental Health Conference
  • Elder Care Legal Planning
  • 2018
  • East Alabama Alzheimer's Association Conference
  • Legal Planning for Caregiver's
  • 2017
  • Columbiana Ladie's Auxiliary Club Luncheon
  • 3 Documents Everyone Needs
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse William
Elder law Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Billy is so compassionate for his clients and making sure they get the respect and services they need and deserve. He also strives to stay educated on all the legal and business updates necessary to provide the best legal counsel. I would definitely refer clients to him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients!"
Elder law Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill is an excellent attorney who brings creative solutions to each estate planning and elder law engagement. Bill translates complex legal concepts into language everyone can understand. That is a rare gift and a testament to his subject matter expertise. (Visit his website to register for one of his informative and entertaining workshops to see what I mean for yourself.) I am pleased to endorse Bill Miller to anyone seeking estate planning or elder law services in east Alabama."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Miller. He is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and is dedicated to providing a high service level to each of his clients. He works tirelessly to meet a broad array of legal needs."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very personable and knowledgeable. Takes care of and listens to his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Bill and he is smart, hardworking and a talented lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is my go-to-lawyer in Alabama for my VA benefits, Medicaid planning, and Elder Law clients. They find his experience, good judgment and innovative ideas exceed their expectations every time. He's the real deal."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to get to know Bill Miller over the last 6 months or so. He is not only an excellent lawyer but is concerned about what is best for his clients. He has the knowledge and wisdom to help clients make the right decisions on elder law issues as well as the other areas that he practices in. I highly recommend Bill."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a terrific lawyer in the feild of domestic litigation and fights for every client."
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