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Douglas Allen Wright

Estate planning Attorney at Redding, CA

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Douglas

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SPECIALIZING IN ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE, AND BUSINESS LAW.

Douglas A. Wright has established a reputation as the go-to attorney for estate planning matters, probate, succession planning, living trusts, wills, and business law issues, among other things.

Mr. Wright holds a Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and was awarded the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility (Ethics). He also spent a summer studying in the prestigious International Legal Studies program in Salzburg Austria with retired United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Mr. Wright completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Mr. Wright is admitted to the California Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts: Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, Central District of Illinois, and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Wright has been active with a number of non-profit organizations in Northern California.  He is a Past Chairman and sat on the Board of Directors for Chambers of Commerce, the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County, the Board of Directors for the Redding Colt 45s amateur baseball organization, the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Redding, the Board of Trustees for the Mercy Foundation North, and is the past Vice President of the Shasta Trinity Counties Bar Association.

Mr. Wright was named to the Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2022, 2021 and 2020, named the Best Attorney 2017 by the Record Searchlight, a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2015, named on the Top 100 Lawyers list by The National Advocates in 2015, one of the Top Lawyers in Northern California in 2014 and 2015 by San Francisco Magazine, and one of the 2013 Top Lawyers in California by The American Lawyer magazine. He has also been twice recognized as one of the top 20 under 40 Emerging Leaders in the North State by the Record Searchlight.

Location

Douglas Wright Law APC

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Posted by Arnold Beck | September 4, 2020
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Mr Wright guided me through a very difficult time settling my mothers trust after she passed. He is very knowledgeable, honest and caring. I have the utmost of gratitude and respect for Doug and his knowledgeable staff! I highly he and his recommend firm!
Posted by Michelle | October 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney for family trusts!
Doug made the process of setting up our family trust easy and painless! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help setting up trusts or estate planning!
Posted by Ryan | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best estate planning attorney!
Doug has been a great resource for all my legal needs for our estate plan. He explains everything clearly and is prompt. His fees are also very reasonable. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Christine | May 24, 2012
Knowledgeable, Professional, and Business Savvy
Mr. Wright provided knowledge, compassion and successful resolutions for my grandmother as she lived the last phase of her life. His efforts allowed her to plan ahead while maintaining her dignity and focus on her health instead of worrying about her complex estate. He continues to provide expert legal advice as we transition and expand the family business. What was once a 'mess' is now a streamline, functioning and successful legacy that, thanks to thoughtful succession planning, will survive the transition to future generations.
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Posted by Nadine | January 9, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Advice you can trust.
I run a small non profit and when I needed help with an issue Doug Wright was there with the information and guidance I needed.
Posted by Will | June 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Doug Wright!
Doug and his staff were extremely helpful, polite, thoughtful and professional with the expeditious processing of our living will and trust. Doug's experience with our living will and trust allowed for the framework to quickly develop and he provided many options in our detailed and customized will and trust, while keeping our family's best interests in mind. I highly recommend Doug Wright.
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Posted by Royce | June 26, 2012
At last, an honest Attorney
Having dealt with many attorneys in my career, I feel very qualified to offer a critique of Mr. Wright. He was a pleasure to work with having fantastic people skills coupled with extensive legal expertise. I would highly recommend Douglas for just about any legal issue. Thanks so much for your help in planning our estate. I need to stop by to pick-up some of your business cards for more referrals.
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Posted by Will Keeler | March 10, 2012
Top notch attorney
Doug is not only an outstanding attorney, he is also an active member of the community and a dedicated father. I would recommend Doug to my closest family member or friend without hesistation.
Posted by Jerry P | November 2, 2010
Great Lawyer
I hired Doug when a real estate sale went bad for me. He got me everything I wanted plus some. Doug was heads and shoulders above the other lawyer and the best lawyer I've ever hired. I highly recommend Doug.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • Rotary Club
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Redding Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Redding Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Shasta Trinity Counties Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Redding Record Searchlight - Best of the North State
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (74)
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Business Attorney | Aug 10
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Business Attorney | Aug 07
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Business Attorney | Aug 07
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Business Attorney | Aug 07
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Doug is a great lawyer, dedicated to his clients and a zealous advocate. I would recommend him to any client."
Business Attorney | Nov 24
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wright is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 28
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
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Business Attorney | Apr 17
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wright is an outstanding attorney and very knowledgeable."
Business Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Wright. He is a great choice for representation and is highly respected in the legal community."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very smart and I watch his answers carefully so I can learn more about the landlord tenant law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 16
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 07
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Redding Estate planning Lawyer Douglas Allen Wright
Douglas Allen Wright
Estate planning Attorney
Redding, CA
Licensed for 18 years