Brian W. Ritter Jr.

Brian W. Ritter Jr.

Ritter Elder Law & Estate Planning
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Biography

I practice in all aspects of estate planning and elder law. I have over a decade of experience in these and related areas of law. Some of the services I provide include:

· Planning for high net-worth individuals
· Handling nearly all types of probate, guardianship, and trust administration cases
· Representing Personal Representatives of estates in every step of the probate process
· Providing Powers of Attorney for healthcare and financial decisions
· Preparing property deeds
· Creating Last Wills and Testaments and Codicils
· Assisting in formation and succession planning of family businesses
· Navigating nursing home and assisted living facility arrangements with families
· Managing long-term care Medicaid issues, including application, asset spend-down, and asset protection planning

I have also been the petitioner, court-appointed counsel, or the permanent guardian in countless guardianship cases. I have written and lectured on legal topics relating primarily to Medicaid rules, application, and spend-down strategy, the guardianship process in general, guardianship and Medicaid and how they interact with each other, and Social Security benefits planning. I am also accredited to provide Continuing Legal Education and have done so on multiple occasions, including presenting for various bar associations and teaching other attorneys for Lorman Education Services. I am rated by SuperLawyers and a member of ElderCounsel, which provides me access to some of the most sophisticated drafting software on the market.

In addition to my elder law/estate planning practice, I also represent physicians in a wide array of legal matters, including employment contract review and negotiations. I earned my J.D., Magna cum laude, in 2011 from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and my B.A., Magna cum laude, in 2007 from the University of South Carolina.

Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Estate Litigation
  • Social Security Retirement Planning
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland
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Federal District Court of Maryland
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Federal District Court of the District of Columbia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Ritter Elder Law & Estate Planning
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Owner/Of Counsel
ERA Law Group, LLC
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Managing Attorney - Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Group
Ferrante & Dill, LLC
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Attorney
Byrd & Byrd, LLC
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Program Analyst in the Medicare Appeals Division
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Law Clerk
MEDVAL, LLC
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Law Clerk
Johns Hopkins Hospital Office of the General Counsel
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Education
University of Baltimore
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics Student Award
Activities: Law Forum - Assistant Managing Editor UB Health Law Group - President
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University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.A. | Political Science
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
ElderCounsel
Member
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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Calvert County Bar Association
Member
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Prince George's County Bar Association
Member
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Maryland State Bar Association
Member
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WealthCounsel
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Contact & Map
Ritter Elder Law & Estate Planning
30 Industry Lane
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Toll-Free: (443) 684-2028
Fax: (443) 432-0691