Terry L. Williams Counsel


With over 25 years of experience, Terry L. Williams focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate settlement, probate, business planning and entity formation.

Previously he worked in public accounting as a Tax Manager for Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) and was responsible for tax consulting, planning and reporting services for a variety of clients. Following Arthur Young, Terry worked for a national employee benefits actuarial, consulting and administration firm as vice president and senior consultant. His duties included designing and installing a variety of employee benefit plans, with emphasis on employee stock ownership (ESOP) and 401(k) plans.


Terry attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law where he earned the degree of Juris Doctor. Prior to law school, he graduated summa cum laude from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He received his CPA designation in 1981.

He is admitted to the practice of law in the states of Missouri and Kansas.

Terry is a member of the Missouri Bar and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a former member of the Kansas City Estate Planning Council.

Terry has a long history in volunteer service to organizations such as the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, the Kansas Special Olympics and the Children’s Mercy Hospital planned giving council. He has served as pro bono legal counsel to an animal rescue group and as a Board Member and past President of the Jussi Björling Society – USA.


For more than 30 years, Terry regularly has served as a guest speaker at local private and publicly sponsored seminars for charities, churches, other civic groups and professional associations on topics related to estate planning, estate settlement and planned charitable giving.

For several years he taught as a part-time instructor teaching credit courses for continuing professional education for the Johnson County Community College Insurance Institute. His courses included estate, charitable and business planning, as well as the probate process and taxation of distributions from retirement plans.


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