Lauriann Wright

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Glendale, CA

Wright Kim Douglas, ALC
 | 130 S. Jackson St., Glendale, CA 91205
Phone: 626-356-3900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lauriann Wright has been skillfully representing clients in Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena and other parts of Southern California for more than 20 years. As a partner at Wright Kim Douglas, ALC, she focuses her practice on probate litigation and estate planning, accepting clients who are dealing with issues concerning trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and estates. 

Ms. Wright earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. During her time at Hastings, she spent one semester studying international law at Leiden University's Leiden Law School in the Netherlands. She graduated in 1994 and was admitted to practice in California later that year. Today, Ms. Wright is admitted to practice law in front of all state, federal and appellate courts in California.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Wright has had the opportunity to handle business and probate matters in all phases of litigation. She has handled jury trials and bench trials in both state and federal courts. She has also successfully argued cases in appeals courts, including one case that helped to change California's laws on real estate appraiser liability.

As a dedicated practitioner in the areas of probate, estate planning and business law, Ms. Wright has made a point of continually seeking out opportunities to expand her knowledge in these areas of the law. She is active in several professional organizations, including the Pasadena Bar Association, the State Bar of California Trusts and Estates Section, the San Gabriel Valley Estate Planning Council, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  She currently serves as Group Leader of the Pasadena Estate & Succession Planning Affinity Group for Provisors.  She also serves as Treasurer of the San Fernando Estate Planning Council. She regularly speaks at bar and professional fiduciary events on current probate topics.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (80%): Will Contests

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts

Focus Areas

Estate & Trust Litigation: Will Contests

Estate Planning & Probate: Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017

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About Lauriann Wright

Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage: http://wkdlegal.com/professionals/lauriann-wright

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 of Wills, Trust, and Estates Lawyers, National Advocates, 2016
  • "Best Lawyers in America" in Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Estate and Trust Litigation, 2012-2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Bar, Trust & Estates Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar, Trust & Estates Section
  • Group Leader, Pasadena Estate & Succession Planning Affinity Group, Provisors
  • Board of Trustees (former), Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Member, Provisors, Pasadena III:  ProVisors® is a community of professionals who serve their clients as trusted advisors and share the highest standards of integrity, performance and accountability. ProVisors promotes and enables relationship building, information sharing and collaboration among its members for the benefit of their clients and one another (and you).
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of San Gabriel Valley
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of San Fernando Valley
  • California Bar, December 1994
  • Los Angeles County Probate Volunteer Panel, Member
  • Former President, Hastings Alumni Association, L.A. Chapter

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • At PFAC's 21st Annual Educational Conference , Night Owl General Session.  Co-Speakers Hon. Reva Goetz, Judge (Ret.), Norine Boehmer, Scott MacDonald, John Rogers and Yevgeny Belous, Panelist, Justice Delayed: Conservatorships for Criminal Defendants and a Case Study on One that Went Awry, Professional Fiduciary Association Of California, 2016
  • Probate Litigation: How to Build and Present Your Case, Speaker, Fall Symposium, Los Angeles County Bar, Trust & Estates Section, 2015
  • Savage Sunset: How 21380 Has Sharpened the Teeth of the Former 21350, Speaker, San Fernando Bar Association, Trust & Estates Section, 2015
  • Capturing the Queen: Pre-Trust Contest Litigation Strategies, Speaker, 2015: Estate Planning Council Of San Fernando Valley, 21st Annual Educational Conference, And Orange County Bar Association, Lunchtime Lectures, Trust & Estates Section; And 2016: Professional Fiduciary Association Of California, 2015
  • Probate Litigation: How to Build and Present Your Case , Speaker, Co-Speakers Hon. Kim R. Hubbard, Hon. Gerald G. Johnston, Alice A. Salvo, Orange County Bar Association, Trust & Estates Section, 2014

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Soderberg v. McKinney, 44 Cal. App. 4th 1760, 52 Cal. Rptr. 2d 635 (1996)

Educational Background:

  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California, Juris Doctorate, 1994
  • Cal State Fullerton, Business Administration, Economics Concentration, 1991
  • University of Leiden Law School, Leiden, The Netherlands, Specialized course work in international law
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Office Location for Lauriann Wright

130 S. Jackson St.
Glendale, CA 91205

Phone: 626-356-3900

 

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Last Updated: 9/23/2016

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