Vangela M. Wade

Vangela M. Wade

The Wade Law Firm, PLLC
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Summary

Attorney Vangela M. Wade established The Wade Law Firm, PLLC in 2011 to represent individuals and families in resolving legal issues impacting their lives daily and often generationally. With over 22 years of experience in Mississippi Law, Attorney Wade provides client-centered representation and counsel to clients in uncontested Family Law matters, Wills and Estates/Probate, Heirs’ Property Issues, Elder Law, Family Asset Protection Planning, Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Planning. Attorney Wade zealously represents each client with integrity and compassion, providing each one personalized attention from the beginning through the resolution of their legal issue.

Since graduating in 1996 from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Wade has built a resume of diverse and distinguished legal experience. She served as Judicial Law Clerk for former Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Leslie D. King; Special Prosecutor for the Madison County District Attorney’s Office; Labor and Employment Attorney with large regional law firms; and Diversity Management, Fair Employment Practice Consultant. Most recently, Wade served as an adjunct law professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Attorney Wade is a member of the American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law), Elder Law College, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Magnolia Bar Association, and Land Title Association of Mississippi (LTAMS). Active in her community, she serves as Chair of the Mississippi Center for Justice’s Board of Directors, in Jackson, MS and Secretary of the Board of Trustees for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in Ridgeland, MS. Wade is an inaugural and Board member of the Bessie Young Council of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
University of Mississippi School of Law
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Grant Coordinator and Counsel
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
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Assisted low-income people having losses due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
Special Prosecutor
Madison/Rankin County District Attorney’s Office
Judicial Law Clerk
Mississippi Court of Appeals
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Served as judicial law clerk to Judge Leslie D. King.
Education
Cornell University
(2004) Diversity Management
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University of Mississippi
J.D. (1996) | School of Law
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Mississippi State University
B.A. (1984) | Political Science
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Awards
Pro Bono Volunteer Award
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
Awarded for exceptional service in Family Law matters to low-income persons.
Professional Associations
Mississippi Center for Justice
Board of Trustees
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
Current
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Magnolia Bar Association
Member
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Capital Area Bar Association
Member
Current
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Madison County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Center for Ministry, Millsaps College
Board of Directors
Current
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Leadership Jackson Alumni Association
Past Inaugural Member
Current
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Operation Shoestring
Past Member & Board of Directors
Current
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Operation Shoestring
Past Member & Board of Directors
Current
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St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Board of Trustees
Current
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The Mississippi Bar # 10304
Member
Current
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Mississippi Bar Association Board of Bar Commissioners
Minority-at-Large Member
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Mississippi Supreme Court Tasks Force on Gender Fairness
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American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law
Law School Student Outreach Coordinator
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Speaking Engagements
Guest Speaker, Know Your Property Rights Community Meeting, Mississippi Cultural Crossroads in Port Gibson, MS
Expanding Resources into Action
Community Meeting focusing on Heirs' Property. Other guest speakers include the ASU policy center.
Featured Speaker, Mississippi Housing and Community Development Conference, Vicksburg, MS
Topic: Estate Planning- Avoiding the Heirs' Property Quagmire
Presenter, Landowner Summit, Oxford, MS
Topic: Estate Planning & Heirs' Property
Emcee, Champions of Justice Dinner, Jackson, MS
Mississippi Center for Justice
Contact & Map
The Wade Law Firm, PLLC
321 Hwy 51
Suite C
Ridgeland, MS 39157
USA
Telephone: (601) 856-9967