About Me

I’m an associate attorney at Elder Advisors Law. I came to the firm after working as an attorney editor at the State Bar of Wisconsin, and before that I practiced in Janesville as a solo lawyer.

picture of Benjamin WrightI practice estate planning and elder law. When my clients meet with me for the first time, they are worried about providing for their families, enacting an estate plan that avoids probate and protects assets, and navigating the complex rules of Medicaid and VA benefits. I help them enact a personalized, detailed estate plan and chart the course through government rules that’s best for them. I love showing clients how to use legal powers they never knew they had to take control of their future and put their minds at ease.

In my spare time I like to go camping and read. I love to read books about language, writing, and editing; you’ll find reference books on grammar, usage, punctuation, and style within easy reach of my desk. I also like to relax by playing board games with friends—who have learned to immediately hand me the rulebook. I like to know the rules. I suppose that had something to do with becoming a lawyer.

I grew up in Madison and Janesville, and I’m a proud Wisconsinite. I live in Janesville now with my amazing wife Gabby, who I married almost four years ago. Our first child, Miles, was born last December. We’re members of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Janesville.

Little known fact about me: My favorite class in college was Philosophy of Hunting and Fishing. It was quite the mashup.

Publications

My Struggle for Perfectionism: The Myths and Realities of Being a Young Lawyer
    • Inside Track Newsletter, State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Published August 3, 2016
One Lawyer’s Experience with Project Fi
    • The Droid Lawyer
    • Published May 25, 2016