Celebrating 25 Years of Service
We are pleased to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Founded in May 1996, by Charles Bagley, IV and the late John P. Rhody Jr., who set out to provide the highest quality legal services in Anne Arundel County, and throughout the State of Maryland, focusing their practice on estates and trusts, and business-related matters. Charlie and John established a family first atmosphere within the firm for staff and sought to treat clients the same.
What started as a team of three in 1996, with Charlie, John and Nancy Whiteley as their paralegal/office manager, the firm has grown substantially over the past quarter century but has remained committed to the vision set by Charlie and John 25 years ago. In 2014, after the passing of John Rhody in 2010, Matthew S. Ballard and Nicholas P. Crivella joined Charlie as stockholders of the firm. Nick was named managing partner of the firm in 2019, and in 2020, Charlie transitioned to an of counsel role as Nick and Matt assumed ownership and leadership of the firm, which now consists of a team of over 16 associates, paralegals, and other staff. In May 2020, the firm relocated to a new standalone office building on Forest Drive. Today, we remain dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and integrity while continuing to provide unparalleled legal advice to our clients.
“We are proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our firm as a staple in the Annapolis legal community,” said Nicholas Crivella, Managing Partner. “We are thankful to our clients and collaborating professionals and excited for the future of our firm as we continue to bolster our offerings to the individuals and closely held business owners that we represent.”
This incredible milestone would not have been possible without the support, trust, and loyalty of our clients and colleagues. We are even more honored knowing that the success of our firm has been built on personal referrals from the strong relationships we have created. Thank you for joining our family and trusting us with your personal and business matters. We look forward to serving you and others for 25 more!