Company: W.G. Alexander & Associates PLLC
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
William Alexander, Owner/Attorney at W.G. Alexander & Associates PLLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of estate planning and elder law.
Prior to embarking on his professional path, Mr. Alexander earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Davidson College in 1973. Soon thereafter, he secured a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1976. Later that year, he began his career as an attorney with a private practice, where he stayed until his departure in 2008. Mr. Alexander formed W. G. Alexander & Associates PLLC., in 2008 and continues to practice there today. In addition to his primary endeavors, he contributed as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives for Cabarrus, Union and Stanley counties for a year. Also, he taught for the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps., served as a staff member for United States Senators Sam Ervin and B. Everett Jordan, and worked as a research assistant for numerous government organizations.
Achievements to Mr. Alexander’s credit include developing the first legal training courses for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations and managing the United States Air Force Civil Affairs programs. Civically, Mr. Alexander actively participates as a member and elder in the Presbyterian Church and the board of directors for the William Black Lodge. He also retired from the North Carolina Air National Guard as a colonel. A respected voice in the industry, he is the co-author of the book, “Money Secrets,” and has hosted the weekly radio show “Assets Protection Today,” since 2013. To remain abreast of current legal trends, Mr. Alexander remains affiliated with several organizations including the North Carolina Bar Association, the Mid-South Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Advisors Forum. In recognition of his exceptional undertakings, he has been the recipient of the “10-Superb” AVVO attorney rating, the “AV-Preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubbell as well as the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Service Medal from the United States Armed forces, among others. Additionally, he was named the North Carolina Elder Law Attorney by the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for 2011, 2016, and 2018.
Mr. Alexander attributes his success to his father and uncle, who served as mentors throughout his career. For the next generation of attorneys going into estate planning and trust, Mr. Alexander advises those individuals to get a life-long learning for that area of law. Considering the fact that estate planning and elder law have an ever-changing nature, he believes the attorneys should keep updated to stay ahead of the curve.
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