William E. Davis is a member of Jackson & Campbell’s 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 is the area of trust and estate planning and administration and fiduciary litigation.
Bill has been recognized as one of the top estate planners and fiduciary litigators in the Washington metropolitan area by The Washingtonian magazine each year since 2005 through 2015; voted one of The Best Lawyers in America by his peers every year since 2006; and selected as a “Super Lawyer” in Super Lawyers Magazine 2007 – 2015.
He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC) in the year 2000 and serves on the State Laws and Fiduciary Litigation Committees of ACTEC. Bill is also the current D.C. State Chair of ACTEC. Bill has also been elected into the Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Active in the District of Columbia Bar and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Bill has served as former Treasurer and Board Member of the D.C. Bar and as Co-Chair of the Estates Trusts and Probate Law Section of the D.C. Bar as well as a former President and Board Member of the Bar Association. In addition, he is 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, the Counsellors and the Barristers, and is currently serving on the Guardianship Project Committee of the Council for Court Excellence.
Bill is a frequent lecturer on Estate Planning and Probate Administration and is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University School of Law and Georgetown University Law School. He has also served as an adjunct at the Catholic University Columbus Law School.
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 and Maryland and admitted to but inactive in the North Carolina Bar.
His publications include:
Administration of Decedent’s 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)