As an elder law and estate planning attorney, Jonathan D. Williams enjoys educating his clients about the law so that they can have the peace of mind of knowing that the planning they undertake now will reduce the burdens of time, effort, and expense that often fall upon family members when proper planning is left incomplete or inadequate. Jonathan has worked with hundreds of North Carolinians and their families, helping his clients manage their legacies through estate planning, long-term care planning (including Medicaid and Veterans’ benefits), estate and trust administration, special needs planning, tax planning, guardianships, and other related areas.
Jonathan is a proud “triple Deacon” with three degrees from Wake Forest University: an undergraduate degree in Math and Physics, a master’s degree in Religion, and a juris doctorate from the Wake Forest University School of Law. During law school, Jonathan worked as a student attorney at the Elder Law Clinic, served on the editorial staff of the Wake Forest Law Review, and was awarded the distinguished E. McGruder Faris Award for Character, Leadership, and Scholarship. He graduated near the top of his class and was consequently named to the Order of the Coif.
Jonathan lives in the Chapel Hill area deliberately off the beaten path, near cows and countryside with his wife and two young children. In addition to his roles as husband, father, and attorney, Jonathan is an avid cyclist and hiker, a voracious reader, a compulsive music collector and novice guitar player (from his bygone summer camp days), and is happiest when he’s with his family, anywhere near a river, or in the woods—or preferably all three. He looks forward to getting to know you and your family and how he can best help you.