Member

Richard M. Wehrle

Richard Wehrle is a Member of the firm and is based in the Lexington office. His practice focuses on trusts and estate administration, estate planning and charitable giving, charitable and non-profit organizations, estate and gift taxes, probate, and fiduciary law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

In Trusts We Still Trust

by Greg Paeth, The Lane Report, November 15, 2017
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
Supreme Court of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Tax Court
Firm Leadership

Management Committee (Feb. 2020-present) (2022-present)

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Financial Service Professionals
Bluegrass Estate Planning Council
Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Richard was a partner at Bowles Rice LLP in Lexington, Kentucky, handling trusts and estate planning for eight years. Prior to that, he worked at Bowles Rice's predecessor firm, Vimont & Willis PLLC for 20 years working in the trusts and estate practice.

Richard is a member of a variety of accounting financial service organizations. He also serves on the foundation board of Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Blue Grass Community Foundation.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts & Estates (2019-22)

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2009-10)

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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2020
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Stites & Harbison elects three attorneys to Management Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC recently elected three members to the firm’s six-member Management Committee, replacing three attorneys who completed their terms of service. The new committee members are attorneys Erika Barnes, Carol Dan Browning and Richard Wehrle.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 05, 2020
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Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
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Richard Wehrle Named to Blue Grass Community Foundation Board

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Blue Grass Community Foundation has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Richard Wehrle as a member of its Board of Directors. Blue Grass Community Foundation is a public charity managed by a volunteer board...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 01, 2018
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Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
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Richard Wehrle named Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Richard Wehrle as a Fellow. Wehrle is a Member (Partner) of Stites & Harbison and serves as...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 11, 2014
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Richard Wehrle named Chair of Stites & Harbison's Trusts & Estate Planning Service Group

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, has named Richard Wehrle as the firm’s Trusts & Estate Planning Service Group Chair. Wehrle succeeds J. David Porter, who has served in that capacity for 13 years. Porter...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 04, 2013