Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law Montgomery & Auburn/Opelika, AL

Raley L. Wiggins


(334) 241-8029


Raley L. Wiggins has represented clients in a broad range of elder law, probate, estate planning, and general civil litigation matters. He has represented individual clients as well as corporations, hospitals, and long-term care providers, among others. Raley has particular experience in the areas of Medicaid planning and eligibility, difficult hospital discharges, and legal capacity issues.

A significant portion of Raley’s practice involves advising clients on overcoming barriers to Medicaid long-term care eligibility. This includes advising and supporting individuals and healthcare facilities through the application process, as well as pursuing Medicaid appeals through the fair hearing process and state court appeals.

Raley writes and regularly speaks on various elder law and related topics. He is an active member and past chair of the Elder Law Section of the Alabama State Bar and is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Raley has also assisted hundreds of clients in preparing their estate plans and has extensive experience drafting wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and living wills.


J.D., cum laude, The University of Alabama School of Law, 2010

B.A., Birmingham-Southern College, 2007

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 2010

Admitted To Practice

Supreme Court of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Honors and Awards

Alabama Law Review, Editor

University of Alabama Elder Law Clinic, Intern

Publications and Lectures

Adeemed if You Do, Adeemed if You Don’t: The Testator’s Intent to Passively Revoke a Specific Devise, 61 Ala. L. Rev. 1163 (2010)

Elder Law Issues for General Practitioners, presented to the Houston County Bar Association (2021)

Issues in Elder Law: Technology and the Elder Client, presented by CLE Alabama (2016)

Elder Law Primer for Probate Judges, presented to the Alabama Probate Judges Association Annual Conference (2016)

Judicial Relief for Clients with Diminishing Capacity, presented to the Elder Law Section, Alabama State Bar (2016)

Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid, presented by the National Business Institute (2015)

Elder Law Issues for Estate Planners, Montgomery Estate Planning Council (2015)

Practical Tips for Drafting Powers of Attorney Under the Alabama Uniform Powers of Attorney Act, presented to the Elder Law Section, Alabama State Bar (2015)

Third Party Liability for Nursing Home Resident Debts, presented to the Elder Law Section, Alabama State Bar (2014)

Recovery of Costs in Civil Litigation, presented to the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association Spring Meeting (2013)

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Elder Law Section, Alabama State Bar Association (Chair, 2015-2016)

Montgomery County Bar Association

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Other Professional Experience

Red Oak Legal, P.C., Shareholder (2013-2023)

Hubbard, Wiggins, McIlwain & Brakefield, P.C., Associate (2010-2013)

Contact Information

150 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

1490 Northbank Parkway, Suite 226
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

p: (334) 241-8029

f: (334) 323-8888

Legal Assistant

Mary Overton

p: (334) 241-8029

f: (334) 323-8888


Ruth Skinner

p: (334) 241-8028

f: (334) 323-8888