William E. Davis is a member of Jackson & Campbellís Trusts and Estates practice group.
Before joining J&C, Bill was a partner at a general civil practice law firm in Washington, D.C. and concentrated his practice in the areas of trust and estate planning and administration and fiduciary litigation. He also has significant experience in the areas of business succession planning, civil litigation, and small business matters, where he focused his practice as one of the founding partners of a D.C. general civil practice firm.
Bill has been recognized as one of the top estate planners in the Washington metropolitan area by The Washingtonian magazine for three consecutive years (2005-2008) and voted one of The Best Lawyers in America by his peers (2006-2008).
Active in the District of Columbia Bar, he is currently a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee and Editor of the D.C. Estates, Trusts and Probate (ETP) Law Digest, published by the ETP Law Section of the D.C. Bar and a past Chair of the ETP Law Section.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of the State Laws and Fiduciary Litigation Committees of ACTEC. He is also a member of the District of Columbia ACTEC State Committee.
In addition, Bill is a member and past President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia; a member of the American Bar Association, Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; a member of the Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council; a member of the Advisory Committee on Probate and Fiduciary Rules of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Womenís Bar Association, the Counsellors, and the Barristers.
Bill frequently teaches CLE programs at the D.C. Bar on estate planning and trust and estate administration, and is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University School of Law, Georgetown University Law School, and Columbus Law School at Catholic University.
He earned his J.D. from the Marshall Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary and his A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
Administration of Decedentís Estates in the District of Columbia, a publication
of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the District of Columbia Bar
Part I: Basic Will and Estate Plan for the Single Person or for a Couple
with an Estate valued at less than the Federal Exemption Equivalent
Amount, a publication of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of
the District of Columbia Bar (1993-2008)