Richard “Ricky” Adams has joined Rosenberg Martin Greenberg as an associate attorney with the firm’s wealth preservation group. His practice is focused in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Estate, Probate & Trust Administration, Adult Guardianship, and Special Needs Planning. Ricky is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Baltimore County Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar Association, and the LGBTQ Bar Association of Maryland. He is licensed to practice in Maryland.
Ricky joined the firm in 2013 as a paralegal, working full-time as he attended classes in the evening at the University of Baltimore School of Law. During his last semester, Ricky represented low-income clients before the IRS and the Comptroller of Maryland as a Rule 19-207 Student Attorney in the Tax Clinic.
Ricky has significant experience in his practice areas, having worked for almost seventeen years in the legal field, ten of those years as a paralegal. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ricky would work hand-in-hand with clients and other professionals to achieve results and meet objectives. Thus, Ricky is able to leverage his ample practical expertise to benefit his clients.
As part of his Estate Planning practice, Ricky prepares various documents, including Last Will and Testaments, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney/Living Wills, and Deeds, among others. Ricky is also able to skillfully protect assets while obtaining Long Term Care Medical Assistance benefits for clients, allowing for an improved quality of life and peace of mind for the applicant and their family.
Ricky is also available to counsel and advise on the proper administration of Estates and Trusts, providing legal advice to Personal Representatives and Trustees as they work to perform their fiduciary obligations, and to heirs and beneficiaries as to their distributions and associated rights. Ricky has experience in administering Trusts and Estates in a cost-effective manner, working to preserve the assets for the heirs, beneficiaries, and other family members.
Ricky enjoys working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and needs. His approach to the practice of law incorporates a holistic and compassionate form of advocacy. Ricky patiently provides legal guidance and support to all of his clients, whether they are a married couple with new children on the way, or are transitioning from an active adult lifestyle to retirement and beyond.