Ritter Elder Law
& Estate Planning
The only constant in life is change. At Ritter Elder Law & Estate Planning, our attorneys and staff are experts in planning for and navigating the changes we experience as we age.
Estate Planning & Probate
Wills, Revocable Trusts, Advanced Directives, and Powers of Attorney
Elder Law & Medicaid
Medicaid Planning, Asset Spend Down, Irrevocable Trusts, Medicaid Application
Special Needs Law
Supplemental Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Estate Planning for Special Needs Children
Business Formation, Succession Planning, and Business Document Preparation
Advocating for You When a Loved One Leaves Too Soon
Brian W. Ritter, Jr.
Founder and Managing Partner
I formed Ritter Elder Law & Estate Planning to help people enjoy their golden years to the fullest. In over a decade of practice, I have assisted clients with a wide variety of estate planning and elder law matters, including estate planning for high net-worth clients, nearly all types of probate, guardianship and trust administration cases, and a vast array of long-term care and Medicaid issues.
An added benefit of my practice has been helping families navigate the difficult waters of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, asset protection planning, and ensuring children with disabilities are provided for after their parents pass away. I have recently expanded my areas of practice to include handling the tragic wrongful death cases that sometimes accompany probate matters.
“I have prepared estate plans for families with minimal assets to high net-worth individuals and those who fall anywhere in between. I am confident that my firm will be able to assist your family with all your estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning and crisis planning, and elder law needs.”
University of South Carolina,
B.A. Political Science, Magna Cum Laude
University of Baltimore,
J.D., Magna Cum Laude
Court of Appeals of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
When I graduated law school, I had never pictured myself getting into this kind of work, but I soon found that elder law and estate planning entails the three things I love to do professionally: practicing law, utilizing my business education, and helping others.
After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, I completed the JD/MBA program at the University of California, Irvine. In business school, I graduated in the top 12% of my class, and in law school, I earned awards for my legal writing and pro bono work.
I have a keen understanding how business and the law intersect, and I love using that knowledge to help clients overcome business succession and planning challenges.
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
B.A. Political Science
University of California, Irvine Merage School of Business, Irvine, CA
University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA
Supreme Court of California
Court of Appeals of Maryland