The Wright Firm is an Estates and Trusts Law Firm located in Annapolis, Maryland. Richard T. Wright and his staff specialize in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills, Estate & Trust Administration, Asset Preservation and Elder Law. Mr. Wright is highly respected by his peers and demonstrates a deep knowledge of Maryland Estates and Trust Law. “Richard Wright has a very high degree of legal knowledge in the estate planning area. He easily communicates complicated concepts and is able to conceptualize multiple layers of planning to foresee potential issues and solutions.” Review from Lawyers.com
For over 40 years, Annapolis-based The Wright Firm has served the legal needs of the Anne Arundel County Community. By focusing our entire practice on estate and asset preservation planning, wills and trusts, and estate and trust administration, we bring an extensive background of experience and knowledge to provide our clients with creative solutions designed to assure their peace of mind and maximized opportunities for their families.
OUR MISSION IS OUR CLIENTS’ PEACE OF MIND
We empower our clients to preserve their lifestyle, to plan for unforeseen risks, and ultimately to pass their values and success to their loved ones and cherished causes. We minimize taxation and costs that divert affluence from intended beneficiaries. We suggest and implement creative solutions that will assure for our clients’ families: security, harmony, and the opportunity to achieve the full potential of their personalities, talents, and ideals.
Richard T. Wright, Attorney at Law
Richard T. Wright is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University and holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center. For over 40 years, Mr. Wright has worked extensively in estate and business planning, drafting wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning, elder law, and estate and trust administrations.
Mr. Wright is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national organization of 2,600 lawyers elected by their peers for demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.
Mr. Wright has a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of “AV Preeminent” and is included in the current editions of both Maryland Super Lawyers and Baltimore & Washington DC’s Best Lawyers. He has also received an Avvo rating of 10.0 for Top Attorney and Estate Planning.
Mr. Wright is the author or co-author of numerous estate and trust bills enacted by the Maryland Legislature, including, Title 5 of the Maryland Trust Act (dealing with creditors’ claims and discretionary and spendthrift trusts), the Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act, and Maryland legislation enabling state-only QTIP trusts and Maryland Marital Asset Protection Trusts. He also regularly writes and speaks on topics related to estate and gift taxation and family asset transfer and protection planning.
Mr. Wright is a Past Chair of the Section Council of the Maryland Bar Association Section on Estate and Trust Law and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association Estate and Trust Law Section. He is also a member of the state bar association’s Section on Elder Law and Disability Rights.
Locally, Mr. Wright serves on the Executive Committee of the Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council. He is also a member of the Annapolis Rotary Club and an advisor to the Annapolis Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. and the Anne Arundel County Community Foundation.
Mr. Wright is married to the former Marcia Roeder. Mrs. Wright is a graduate of Ursinus College and is a Maryland Certified Public Accountant. Mrs. Wright is employed by the Wright Firm to coordinate its estate and trust accounting and income tax practice.
Richard and Marcia have three children: Matthew, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy who is currently on duty as a Navy pilot; Brandon, a graduate of Dartmouth College who is now working as a financial analyst in commercial real estate; and Lindsay, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holder of an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business who works as a Contract Specialist with the Federal Government.