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Douglas A. Wright is a recognized expert in estate planning matters including succession, living trusts, wills, probate, guardianship, and business law, among other things.


 


Doug 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). Doug also spent a summer studying in the prestigious International Legal Studies program in Salzburg Austria with United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Doug completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.


 


Doug 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.


 


Doug is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Redding Chamber of Commerce, sits on the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Corporation for Shasta County, is the legal director and sits on the Board of Directors for the Redding Colt 45's baseball club, is a member of the Rotary Club of Redding and past member of the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Redding, a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Mercy Foundation North, is the past Chair of the Planned Giving Committee for the Mercy Foundation North, and past Vice President of the Shasta Trinity Counties Bar Association.


 


Doug was named as a "Rising Star" on the Northern California Rising Stars list 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.   Doug has also been twice recognized as one of the top 20 under 40 Emerging Leaders in the North State by Redding.com for the years 2011 and 2012.


 

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    10 years
  2. Business: 20%
    10 years
  3. Trusts: 10%
    10 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    10 years
  5. Wills: 10%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Douglas Wright Law, A Professional Corporation

250 Hemsted Drive
Suite 330
Redding, CA, 96002

Douglas Wright Law, A Professional Corporation

37140 Main Street
Burney, CA, 96013

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200505/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Northern California Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
2014 Northern California Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
2013 Northern California Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Top 20 under 40 Emerging LeadersRedding Record Searchlight (Redding.com)2012
Top 20 Under 40 Emerging LeadersRedding Record Searchlight (Redding.com)2011
Witkin Award for Academic ExcellenceMcGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderDouglas Wright Law, A Professional Corporation2015 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
United Way of Northern CaliforniaGovernance Committee2014 - Present
Economic Development Corporation of Shasta CountyBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Greater Redding Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
McGeorge Alumni AssociationMember2005 - Present
UCLA Alumni AssociationMember2000 - Present
Greater Redding Chamber of CommerceChairman2013 - 2015
Rotary Club of ReddingBoard of Directors2013 - 2015
Mercy Foundation NorthFormer Board of Trustees2011 - 2012
Mercy Foundation North Planned Giving CommitteePast Chair2010 - 2012
Shasta Trinity Counties Bar AssociationVice President2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Melt Franchising v. PMI EnterprisesInjunction granted
Gold v. Melt FranchisingMotion to Dismiss Granted
Siskiyou Development Company Inc. v. MinsartPreliminary Injunction Granted; Quiet Title Judgment
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Yahoo! NewsCalifornia Attorney Launches Web-Based Eviction Site2012
The RecorderVerdicts & Settlements2012
RedFounderRedding Law Firm Goes High Tech2012
American Apartment Owners AssociationOnline Evictions Made Easy2012
San Francisco ChronicleWeb-Based Eviction Service2012
BOMA Oakland/East Bay NewsletterCommercial Eviction 1012011
The Gavel (OCTLA)Verdicts & Settlements2009
The Gavel (OCTLA)Verdicts & Settlements2008
Los Angeles Daily JournalVerdicts & Settlement2008
Los Angeles Daily JournalPrecertification, Stores' Lawyers Crush Class2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2017
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Salzburg University, Salzburg AustriaLawCertificate in International Studies2004
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Financial Planning 101Will & Trusts2015
Stand Up ReddingPrivate Code Enforcement2014
Northstate SHRMSmooth Terminations2014
Greater Redding Chamber of CommerceCalifornia Wage and Hour Update 20142014
Wills & Trusts WorkshopWills & Trusts2012
Pitt falls of the Landlord-Tenant RelationshipUnlawful Detainers2012
Crime WatchCity of Redding: Code of Ordinances - Application and Enforcement2012
Cal Fire Training SeminarEstate Planning2012
Burney Chamber of Commerce Tax Exemption WorkshopNon-Profit and Tax Exemption2010