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Experienced Attorneys,
Professional Approach.

We understand that most of our practice areas involve sensitive and personal matters, and we strive to create compassionate, creative, and effective representation of each client for their particular matter, whether it be implementation of an estate plan; setting up, running, or selling a business; administering an estate or trust; or representation in a contested estate and trust related matter.

Our Mission

Bagley & Rhody is a boutique law firm focusing on estates, trusts, and business-related matters. Our firm is built on the fundamental principle of family first. We help individuals, families, and businesses in Anne Arundel County, and throughout the State of Maryland, with all facets of estates and trusts matters, from estate planning, administration, and litigation, as well as business related matters.

Our History

  • 1996 | Founded

    Charles Bagley, IV (Charlie) and John P. Rhody, Jr. (John) officially opened the firm as Bagley & Rhody, P.C., joined by their paralegal/office manager, Nancy Whiteley.

  • 2003 | New Associate

    Matthew S. Ballard joined the firm as a law clerk, becoming an associate in December 2004.

  • 2009 | New Associate

    Nicholas P. Crivella joined the firm as an associate.

  • 2014 | New Ownership

    Following the passing of John Rhody in 2010 after a hard-fought battle with cancer, Matt and Nick joined Charlie as stockholders to the firm.

  • 2019 | Transitioning Roles

    As Charlie began to scale back his practice, Nick was named as Managing Partner of the firm.

  • 2020 | Continued Transition

    Charlie, the firm’s founder and former managing partner, transitioned to an Of Counsel role.

  • 2020 | New Space

    The firm moved in to its own location at 1788 Forest Drive.

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