About The Firm

Richard Poole is a Wilmington, North Carolina attorney helping traditional and non-traditional families plan for life, deal with death, avoid conflict and preserve a lasting legacy. He has specialized in estate planning to ensure that he can offer the highest quality of service. Richard will work with you to develop a comprehensive and highly personalized plan based on an analysis of your circumstances and your goals.

Richard is a member of WealthCounsel, LLC, the nation's premier community of estate planning attorneys. Its membership includes over 1,200 law firms across the country.

WealthCounsel provides a platform for the collaborative exchange of estate planning expertise. According to Lew Dymond, a WealthCounsel principal and former CEO, "Membership in WealthCounsel represents a commitment to a client-centric approach to estate planning founded on principles of competence, collaboration, and a meaningful sense of professional community."

As a member, Richard has access to the knowledge, expertise and assistance of estate planning attorneys from virtually every specialty and jurisdiction.  Membership in WealthCounsel means that he participates in the continuous improvement of estate planning techniques which is a core benefit of WealthCounsel membership.

Richard graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1979 with Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy degrees, and he received a BA degree in Philosophy from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1975. Richard enjoyed a 27 year career in the Department of Justice, where he prosecuted white collar crime, including tax fraud, pension fund embezzlement and environmental crimes, among others.  He joined the North Carolina Bar and the Estate Planning Section of the North Carolina Bar Association in 2005.

Richard is the proud father of a 16 year old autistic son, Jay, and is committed to helping families of special needs children to provide for their future.

Richard holds the highest standards of service and accessibility. He is committed to the principle that the foundation of estate planning is not just saving tax dollars, but the peace of mind that comes from planning for the future of family and loved ones.

The Law Office of Richard Poole assists clients in the Wilmington, North Carolina area, including New Hanover County, Brunswick County and Pender County, Topsail, Hampstead, Figure Eight, Ogden, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Leland.

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