Brian W. Ritter Jr.

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

I practice in all aspects of estate planning, including planning for high net-worth clients, handle nearly any type of probate, guardianship and trust administration case, and is very experienced in handling a vast array of elder law and long-term care Medicaid issues, including application and asset spend-down. 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. In my practice, I have provided: (1) estate planning services to numerous individuals whose estates range from a few thousand dollars to around twenty million, (2) represented many personal representatives when probating estates ranging into the millions, (3) either been the petitioner, court-appointed counsel, or been the permanent guardian in countless guardianship cases, and (4) helped families navigate the difficult waters of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, the Medicaid application and approval process, Medicaid spend-down, and asset protection planning. 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 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.

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 Experience
Owner
Ritter Elder Law & Estate Planning
- Current
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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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
- Current
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Prince George's County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Maryland State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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WealthCounsel
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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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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Estate Litigation
  • Social Security Retirement Planning
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Ritter Elder Law & Estate Planning
30 Industry Lane
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
USA
Toll-Free: (443) 684-2028
Fax: (443) 432-0691