G. Christopher Wright

Chris Wright is a founding partner at Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP where he represents clients regarding estate planning, tax law, business law, and elder law.

A native of Washington, D.C., Chris brings over eighteen years’ experience in corporate finance and accounting to the practice of law. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2011 from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Chris worked full-time as a Certified Public Accountant while attending law school at night. During law school, he worked on Catholic University Law Review, and his Comment: Taxation of Personal Injury Awards: Addressing the Mind/Body Dualism that Plagues Section 104(a)(2) of the Tax Code, was published in the fall of 2010. Currently serving as President of the Alexandria Bar Association, 2018-2019.

Chris lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States Tax Court


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • East Carolina University
  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Senior Services of Alexandria
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Alexandria Law Library
  • Treasurer, Alexandria Law Library
  • President, Alexandria Bar Association
  • Chairman, Wills for Heroes Committee, Alexandria Bar Association
  • Chair of Finance Committee, Old Dominion Boat Club
  • Member, Senior Law Day Planning Committee

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Attorneys, Trust & Estate, Arlington Magazine, November/December 2019
  • Donald F. Mela Distinguished Service Award
  • Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Planning with Retirement Accounts – November 2019
  • Individual and Small Business Income Tax Highlights for 2019 – October 2019
  • Tax Issues for Special Needs
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Business Formation
  • Other topics, as requested