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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trustand Estate Litigator Lauriann Wright, principal at Wright Kim Douglas, ALC today announced that she has been named to the 2019 California Super Lawyers Southern California Top 50 Women List. An experienced probate litigator and estate planner of over 25 years, Attorney Wright practices all phases of probate law and litigation, including conservatorships, guardianships, trusts, and probate estates in Los Angeles County. The focus of her practice is the representation of professional fiduciaries, with particular success in helping fiduciaries maintain neutrality in the midst of hotly-contested litigation among family members. Wright also represents select private clients in trust and estate litigation matters, like will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty, and recovery of assets, improperly converted from a trust or estate. Ms. Wright is known as a tenacious, knowledgeable and strategic litigator when matters go to trial.
For the past 8 years, Attorney Wright has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Trust and Estate Litigation. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This year, she was selected to the additional, exclusive list of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in all of Southern California.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
Attorney Wright has also been named one of "The Best Lawyers in America" in Litigation/Probate by Best Lawyers, while her 8-attorney law firm has been named a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. Ms. Wright is a member of the prestigious National Advocates: Top 100 of Wills, Trust, and Estates Lawyers, and regularly speaks on probate law topics.
Regarding the Top 50 Women List, Attorney Wright states, “I’m honored to be named to such an esteemed group of powerful female lawyers; it’s affirming to have my passion for probate recognized by my peers. Currently, elder abuse is on the rise with someone turning 65 in America every 8.1 seconds, and our elders controlling about 70% of the nation’s wealth, primarily through real estate. Half of our elders live alone, and 50% of them have some level of diminished capacity. Elder abuse can be as simple as changes to an elder’s estate plan without their consent. Sadly, we know that only four out of every 100 cases of elder abuse get reported.
“Trust and Estate litigation is high conflict and fraught with emotion. I try to empathetically listen to my clients while I guide them to a resolution that maximizes their net inheritance. Most of the time that is a settlement that can end the stress and expense of litigation and bring closure to the family dispute, and sometimes it means going to trial. I also take great joy in conservatorship cases where we can rectify terrible living and financial situations elders can find themselves in, so the elder can live out their last years in a healthy, supported way.”
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For more information, please contact:
Lauriann Wright, WRIGHT KIM DOUGLAS
Tel: (626) 356-3900