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Vangela M Wade

Probate Attorney at Ridgeland, MS

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    Estate Administration

  2. Estate planning
    Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives

  3. Trusts
    Revocable Living Trust and Irrevocable Trust

  4. Family
    Uncontested Divorce, Irreconcilable Differences Divorce, Adoption, Child Custody and Support, Visitation, Guardianships

Attorney Vangela M. Wade established The Wade Law Firm, PLLC in 2011 to represent individuals and families in resolving legal issues impacting their lives daily and often generationally. With over 22 years of experience in Mississippi Law, Attorney Wade provides client-centered representation and counsel to clients in uncontested Family Law matters, Wills and Estates/Probate, Heirs’ Property Issues, Elder Law, Family Asset Protection Planning, Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Planning. Attorney Wade zealously represents each client with integrity and compassion, providing each one personalized attention from the beginning through the resolution of their legal issue.

Since graduating in 1996 from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Wade has built a resume of diverse and distinguished legal experience. She served as Judicial Law Clerk for former Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Leslie D. King; Special Prosecutor for the Madison County District Attorney’s Office; Labor and Employment Attorney with large regional law firms; and Diversity Management, Fair Employment Practice Consultant. Most recently, Wade served as an adjunct law professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Attorney Wade is a member of the American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law), Elder Law College, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Magnolia Bar Association, and Land Title Association of Mississippi (LTAMS). Active in her community, she serves as Chair of the Mississippi Center for Justice’s Board of Directors, in Jackson, MS and Secretary of the Board of Trustees for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in Ridgeland, MS. Wade is an inaugural and Board member of the Bessie Young Council of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

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The Wade Law Firm, PLLC
321 Highway 51 ste C
Ridgeland, MS, 39157-3404

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Posted by Nathan | September 30, 2019
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A Law Firm that is there when you need them!
The Wade Law Firm took great care of us when we needed their services, they truly care about the well-being of their clients! Our case involved a car accident in which we were hit by another vehicle running a red light, totalling our SUV. An unfortunate situation was turned around by our friends at The Wade Law Firm, many thanks!
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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • 2019 - Present


  • Cornell University
  • 2004
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD,
  • 1996
  • Mississippi State University
  • BA,
  • 1984
  • Tuskegee University
  • 1982
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
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  • Magnolia Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Center for Ministry, Millsaps College
  • Board of Directors
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  • Leadership Jackson Alumni Association
  • Past Inaugural Member
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  • Operation Shoestring
  • Past Member & Board of Directors
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  • St. Andrew's Episcopal School
  • Board of Trustees
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  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
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  • Mississippi Center for Justice
  • Board Member, Chair
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  • Mississippi Bar Association Board of Bar Commissioners
  • Minority-at-Large Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Law School Student Outreach Coordinator
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Tasks Force on Gender Fairness
  • 1998 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Volunteer Award
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Mississippi Housing and Community Development Conference
  • Estate Planning- Avoiding Heirs' Property Quagmire
  • 2019
  • Landowner Summit
  • Estate Planning- Avoiding Heirs' Property Quagmire
  • 2019
  • Know Your Property Rights!
  • Community Meeting focusing on Heirs' Property. Other guest speakers include the ASU policy center.
  • 2019
  • 2018 Champions of Justice Dinner
  • Emcee
  • 2018
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Ridgeland Probate Lawyer Vangela M Wade
Vangela M Wade
Probate Attorney
Ridgeland, MS
Licensed for 27 years