William E. (Chip) Strickland Jr.

William E. (Chip) Strickland Jr.

Saratoga Springs, New York

William E. (Chip) Strickland, Jr. is a native of Oxford, Mississippi. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mississippi in 1980 and an M.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Chip served as a Legislative Aide in the Texas Senate from 1983-85. He earned his law degree from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 1988 and a Master of Arts in Ministry from the Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin in 2008.

Chip practiced law in New Hampshire from 1988 to 2003. He served as Town Attorney for the Town of Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1995-96 and as President of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce in 1995.

Chip joined the law firm in 2004. He focuses his practice on elder law, estate planning, and estate administration and probate. He has extensive experience in Medicaid planning and Medicaid applications; preparation of wills and trusts; probate and the administration of estates and trusts; business succession planning; guardianships; and estate tax planning and asset protection techniques. He has lectured extensively before various groups in the region for several years on the subject of Medicaid eligibility and asset protection planning.

Chip is particularly skilled in working through complicated matters involving seniors seeking long-term care, families working through an elder's financial matters, and heirs who are attempting to settle estates and trusts.

Chip is married and has two adult daughters.

In 2008, Chip was ordained a Priest in the Episcopal Church. He serves as Vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenwich, New York and has served as Chancellor (legal adviser) to the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany since 2009. He serves as a board member of the Greenwich Interfaith Fellowship, a charitable organization serving that community.

Chip is a member of the New York State Bar Association, including the Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Sections, and the Estate Planning Council of Northeastern New York.

Chip is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. He has appeared extensively before trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies in New Hampshire and New York.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2004

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration and Probate
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Business Succession Planning

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • New Hampshire


  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia - 1988
  • University of Mississippi
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • M.A. in Government - 1982
  • Nashotah House Theological Seminary, Nashotah, Wisconsin
    • Master of Arts - 2008
    • Major: Ministry

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Sections, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Estate Planning Council of Northeastern New York, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Texas Senate, Legislative Aide, 1983 - 1985
  • Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, President, 1995
  • Town of Peterborough, New Hampshire, Town Attorney, 1995 - 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greenwich Interfaith Fellowship, Board Member
  • Episcopal Church, Priest, 2008
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenwich, New York, Vicar
  • Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, Chancellor since 2009