Richard M. Wehrle

Richard M. Wehrle

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Recognized since 2011

Lexington, Kentucky

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Trusts and Estates
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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.

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.


  • 250 West Main Street, Suite 2300
    Lexington, KY 40507-1758
  • 400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
    Louisville, KY 40202-3352


  • University of Kentucky , J.D., graduated 1983
  • University of Kentucky, B.S., graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, State Bar


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel - Fellow
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Member
  • Bluegrass Estate Planning Council - Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association - Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association - Member
  • Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants - Member
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals - Member

Court Admissions

  • 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

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Trusts and Estates, Lexington (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Trusts and Estates


  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2009-10)

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