Charles A. Rick

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Rick Stock Law
Charles A. Rick
Rick Stock Law

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate, Business & corporate, Family law; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2009

Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023
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Rick Stock Law

933 N. Charlotte St.
Ste 3-B
Pottstown, PA 19464 Visit website

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Charles A. Rick is the managing partner of the firm Rick Stock Law in Pennsylvania, and he serves clients through the firm’s office in Pottstown. He represents the residents of the Montgomery, Bucks and Chester counties and assists them majorly in estate planning, probate administration and at times in matters involving family law, criminal law and medical malpractice.

After graduating from Drexel University's LeBow College of Business with an undergraduate degree in management information systems, Mr. Rick enrolled in Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He received his doctorate in jurisprudence in 2009.

With Rick’s background in family law, he is able to provide ample aid and help his clients who seek his advice on the distribution of marital debts and assets, child support, and child custody and visitation. He also has experience in reviewing and preparing prenuptial and post martial documents.

Mr. Rick understands the importance of planning and distributing assets properly to avoid any sort of legal complications and battles. He listens to his clients’ requirements and needs and aptly prepares a will to ensure that their families and kids are in a good position after the death of the client.

The American Society of Legal Advocates honored Mr. Rick by including him in their Top 40 Under 40 list in the area of family law in 2020, and the same year, he was recognized by Who’s Who Directories as one of the Top Attorneys of North America. He holds the perfect rating of 10 on 10 on Avvo.

A member of the Montgomery County Bar Association since 2010, Mr. Rick has also been serving as the president of the executive board at the Preserve at Montgomery Community Association. He also holds memberships in other associations such as the Berks County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Practice areas

Estate planning & probate, Business/corporate, Family law, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

Focus areas

Estate planning, Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills, Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter s corporations, Contracts, Business organizations, Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Juvenile law, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Father's rights, DUI/DWI, Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Personal injury - defense, Dental malpractice, Medical malpractice, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent

  • 30% Estate planning & probate
  • 20% Business/corporate
  • 20% Family law
  • 10% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2009, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.rickstocklaw.com/attorney/charles-a-rick/

Newsletters:
  • When you wake up in the morning, the first thought that probably doesn’t come to your mind is that you should get your estate planning started or updated. Let’s face it, while it’s not rocket science, making the decision to take an affirmative step towards beginning your estate planning makes us face the fact that we won’t live forever. That’s why far too many people hold off far too long to begin the process. The long and short of it is … estate planning isn’t something you do when you are old and retired. In today’s world, it is something you do while you are in your income growth years. There is a difference between ESTATE PLANNING and CRISIS planning. Estate planning should be viewed like buying a car.  Even though you purchased the vehicle, you still need to put gas in it regularly for it to work and you need to have it inspected regularly to ensure it’s not going to leave you … or your loved ones left on the side of the road…or in this case with documents that don’t work., 4 Myths About Estate Planning
  • n irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) is created to own and control a permanent or term life insurance policy while you are alive, as well as to manage and distribute the proceeds that are paid out upon your death.  It is a good way to financially prepare your family for life following your death. It is a good way to support your loved ones and to protect the property that you have collected over time., Shoudl I set up an Irrevocable life insurance trust?
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Arbitration Panelist, Montgomery County & Berks County
  • Knowledge is Power. An estate plan can provide peace of mind by ensuring your assets are protected, plans are in place in the event you become ill, and your property is passed down according to your wishes. Fifty-seven percent of adults in the US have not prepared any estate planning documents such as a last will and testament or a trust despite the fact that almost 80% of Americans view it as important. Why you ask? While I attribute this to the belief that many of us by nature procrastinate if possible on making decisions. It is human nature to deal with things that are directly in front of you only when they are in front of you. The learned skill of planning does not come naturally to most people. When a loved one gets sick or even worse, passes away, that is when it’s in our face. The other time it’s in our face is when we personally get sick. But is it too late then to do proper planning? The answer is maybe., writer, Which Estate Planning Bubble Are You in?, Rick Stock Law, 2020
  • 2 hour presentation on estate administration and probate, Presentor, Estate Administration: Why you don't want to handle an estate on your own, 2019
Educational Background:
  • Drexel University, B.S. in Management Information Systems/Business Administration
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • $80,000 dog bite matter, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Douglass Township Act 209 Committee member, 2019
  • Berks County Mortgage Foreclosure Conciliator
  • National Notary Association
  • Solicitor of Kingdom Life Church
  • VITA Volunteer - Tax Preparer, 2012
Honors/Awards:
  • Top Rated Lawyer 2020, Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer, Avvo, 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyer 2021, Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer, Avvo, 2021
  • “Superb” 10/10 rating on Avvo
  • Top Attorneys of North America, 2018-2020
  • Top 40 Under 40 Attorney - American Society of Legal Advocates
Representative Clients:
  • Kingdom Life Church, 2020
  • Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret, 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the Douglass Township Planning Agency, 2021
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania 
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)
  • President of executive board Preserve at Montgomery, 2022
  • President of executive board Preserve at Montgomery, 2021
  • President of executive board Preserve at Montgomery, 2020
  • President of executive board Preserve at Montgomery, 2019
  • Solicitor/board member  local playgroup, Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret , 2022
  •   Solicitor/board member  local playgroup, Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret , 2021
  •   Solicitor/board member of Kingdom Life Church, 2022
  •   Solicitor/board member of a Kingdom Life Church, 2021
  • Planning agency member - douglass township, 2022
  • Solicitor/board member of a local church and local playgroup (2018-Present)
  • Douglass Township Act 209 Committee from 2019-Present
  • Douglass Township Open Space Committee (2018-Present)
  • Chair of Berks County Solo and Small Firm Section (2017-2019)
  • Berks County Bar Association, Member of the Pro Bono and Modest Means, Entertainment, Technology, and Civil Rules Committees (2010-Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member of Young Lawyer Section, Family Law Section and Criminal Law Section (2010-Present)

Office location for Charles A. Rick

933 N. Charlotte St.
Ste 3-B
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610-936-6924

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

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