G. Christopher Wright
Partner

Christopher Wright is a founding partner at Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP in Alexandria Virginia where he represents clients in the areas of Tax Planning and Tax Compliance, Planning & Transactions; Wealth Planning; Estate & Trust Administration, and Business Transactions.

Chris is both an Attorney and a Certified Public Account. He brings over eighteen years’ experience in corporate finance and accounting to the practice of law.

He speaks regularly on his areas of practice and is an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Outside of the office, you can often find Chris listening to Frank Sinatra or shopping for a new statement hat.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

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

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Education

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

Professional & Community Involvement

• Treasurer, Senior Services of Alexandria (2020-2021)
• Adjunct Professor, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (2019-2020)
• Member of the Board of Directors, Senior Services of Alexandria (2019-2020)
• Past President, Alexandria Bar Association (2019-2020)
• President, Alexandria Bar Association (2018-2019)
• Member, Senior Law Day Planning Committee (2015-2019)
• Chair of Finance Committee, Old Dominion Boat Club (2015-2016)
• Member of the Board of Directors, Alexandria Bar Association (2014-2018)
• Member of the Board of Directors, Alexandria Law Library (2014-2018)
• Chairman, Wills for Heroes Committee, Alexandria Bar Association (2013)

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
• Living Trusts: Forms and Practice, annual update contributor – 2014-2020
• Tax Issues for Special Needs
• Estate Planning
• Estate & Trust Administration
• Business Formation
• Other topics, as requested