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The practice areas of Houston elder law attorneys Wright Abshire include Guardianship, VA Benefits, Probate, Medicaid Planning, Durable Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trust, Special Needs Estate Planning and Advance Directive.

Wesley E. Wright was named Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law by Best Lawyers. He is also included in the Super Lawyers list for 2014 in Elder Law. Molly Dear Abshire was included in the Top List: Houston Super Lawyers Top 100.  She is also included in the Super Lawyers list for 2014 in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

At Wright Abshire Attorneys, the entire focus of our legal practice is on elder law — the wide range of legal issues that are important to elderly people and their families. Much of our work revolves around estate planning, asset protection and Medicaid eligibility. Our goal is to show our clients how they can attain Medicaid eligibility without losing a lifetime's worth of savings.

Certified Elder Law Attorneys

Few Medicaid planning law firms can boast as high a concentration of certified elder law attorneys as Wright Abshire Attorneys. Firm partners Wesley E. Wright, Molly Dear Abshire are Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELAs) by the National Elder Law Foundation and are also Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Wright is a member of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA), an invitation-only national organization committed to helping people who have family members with special needs.  Ms. Abshire is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a national organization attorneys elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.

We also employ two associate attorneys, both are Certified Elder Law Attorneys and focus their entire practice on legal issues relevant to older people. Joy Eckelkamp was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers: Rising Stars Edition 2008 & 2010, and Kelley M. Bentley was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition 2013 & 2014.  Both Ms. Eckelkamp and Ms. Bentley were finalist of the 2014 Top Lawyer listed in H Texas Magazine.

At Wright Abshire Attorneys Client Satisfaction Is Our Main Priority

  • Our goal is to solve our clients' problems efficiently and effectively, whether the goal is Medicaid eligibility or the set-up of a Special Needs Trust.
  • To make sure that we continue to provide highest quality services to our clients, we send out a client satisfaction survey at the end of each case. We continually use the feedback we receive to improve the quality of services we provide.

Wright Abshire Attorneys ground-floor offices located in Bellaire, Texas (a city within Houston), The Woodlands and Carmine, Texas, are wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking in front. We also serve clients statewide throughout Texas and work with families located in other states to care for elder relatives in Texas. We are happy to make home, hospital, and nursing home visits for clients. Some legal matters can also be handled via telephone consultations.

Wesley E. Wright, AttorneyWesley E. Wright

Wesley E. Wright, born in Houston, Texas, admitted to bar, 1982, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Houston B.S., Business, 1977); legal education, South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1981).

Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation.  Accredited Claims Attorney, Department of Veterans Affairs. Co-author: “Save My Home! Saving Your Home, Farm or Ranch from Medicaid Estate Recovery in Texas,” Elder Law Trio Press, “Texas Elder Law,” Texas Practice Series, Vol. 51, Thomson West. Member: Houston Bar Association Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, Chair 2000-01; State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trusts Section; Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association, President, 1991-93; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Board member, 2004-06; NAELA Texas Chapter, Board member, 1999-05; President, 2004; Special Needs Alliance; The Arc: Greater Houston Chapter; Super Lawyers Elder Law, 2006-14; Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law - Houston Area, 2014.

 

Molly Dear Abshire, AttorneyMolly Dear Abshire

Molly Dear Abshire, born in Austin, Texas, admitted to bar, 1993, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. Preparatory education, Texas A&M University (B.A., English, 1989); legal education, South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1993).

Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation. Fellow, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Accredited Claims Attorney, Department of Veterans Affairs. Co-author: “Save My Home! Saving Your Home, Farm or Ranch from Medicaid Estate Recovery in Texas;” Elder Law Trio Press, “Texas Elder Law,” Texas Practice Series, Vol. 51, Thomson West. Member: Houston Bar Association Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, Council member, 2009-Present; State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trusts Section. Member: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Texas Chapter, Board member, 2005-11; President, 2011; Super Lawyers Estate Planning and Probate, 2007-14; Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law - Houston Area, 2012 Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers Top List, 2014.

 

Joy Eckelkamp-TorresJoy Eckelkamp

Joy Eckelkamp is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Education: South Texas College of Law, Houston, TX, J.D., Austin College, Sherman, TX, B.A. Bar Admissions: Texas, 1999. Member:  Houston Bar Association, Probate, Trusts & Estates Section, State Bar of Texas, Probate, Trusts & Real Estate Section, Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association, Attorneys in Tax & Probate, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Houston Young Lawyers Association.

Contact Wright Abshire Attorneys today for a consultation. To schedule an appointment to discuss your questions about Medicaid eligibility call (713) 660-9595 or Toll Free to (800) 280-4795 or complete our Request for Information form below.

 Wright Abshire is designated as a Tier One law firm by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

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