Wright and Wright Attorneys at Law, Inc. is a family-founded law firm that has devoted its self to estate planning, estate administration, and probate. Based on a commitment to recognizing and taking into account the unique circumstances surrounding each family, Wright and Wright has established a firm that cherishes relationships, builds trust, and utilizes a group of attorneys and staff that are deeply committed to making the estate planning process reassuring, pleasant, stress-free, and fulfilling.
Prior to becoming attorneys, Judy Wright, and her son, Rob Wright, were in insurance and financial services. Judy was a licensed life insurance agent and Rob was a Registered Investment Advisor, in addition to holding a life insurance license.
In these professions, the Wrights had much contact with estate attorneys on behalf of their (then) financial services clients. They found that most of estate planning was transactional; that is, an attorney “sold” an estate plan to the clients. Far too many estate plans were form documents that failed to adequately accommodate or appreciate each family’s unique circumstances and estate planning goals. The Wrights believed (and still believe) that planning for one’s estate is deeply personal and when the attorney builds the plan around the person and family, rather than “squeezing” the family into a form document, it is much more likely that the plan will achieve the desired results.
In 1994, with this deep conviction that estate planning could be done better, Judy and Rob decided to refocus their careers and enter law school. They matriculated together at the San Joaquin College of Law, in the fall of that year. The mother and son had many classes together and were somewhat of a novelty at the law school. They were the first (and remain the only) mother and son team to enroll together at SJCL.
Upon graduation, neither Judy nor Rob ever worked in another firm. Judy founded the firm in 1997, under the name “Law Offices of Judith Wright, Inc.” Rob joined her in 1998 and the firm adopted its current name in 2005. They realized their dream of building their own firm from the ground up. It wasn’t easy! However, the results were worth it. The firm has matured into just the type of relationship oriented practice they envisioned.
With the conviction that the client would always come first, the Wrights developed and continued to develop a client-centered experience that emphasizes service, compassion, technical expertise, and a commitment to going the extra mile. For instance, Judy and Rob decided early on that the best way to ensure that a family’s plan works as the family intended was to provide full funding assistance. Each estate plan includes the titling of assets as the plan and law requires. This may sound obvious, but for many “trust mills” or transaction-based attorneys, except for a deed to real property, funding is the client’s responsibility.
When encountering the planning process, trust administration after a cognitive disability or death, or probate, families face a range of emotions: positive ones when taking charge of their affairs in the planning stage; stressful ones when facing a loved one’s death or disability. Wright and Wright believes and has experienced that their focus on people with compassion, care, and respect results in the most peace of mind possible. We offer a trust maintenace plan known as RCare for those clients who appreciate the benefits of an on-going relationship with a law firm. This gives our team the unique ability to get to know you, your family and other beneficiaries. It also lends to keeping assets properly titled and avoiding probate. No one is required to be an RCare member, but it is easy to see that as a result of building relationships, we are better equipped to help our clients during planning and administration.