“What sets us apart from the crowd is our commitment to the highest personal and professional standards in service to our clients.”
Todd Wright’s perseverance and attention to detail provide the best possible outcome for each of his clients. His docket consists primarily of cases in Texas and federal trial courts involving the potential liability of businesses, professionals, employers, institutions, and individuals.
As a second-generation litigator, Mr. Wright knows lawyers. “What sets us apart from the crowd is our commitment to the highest personal and professional standards in service to our clients, while also being involved in our communities.”
Mr. Wright has represented large and small businesses, houses of worship, educational institutions, and individuals in litigated matters, arbitrations, and in private affairs. One case he took over had been in litigation for several years and included 30 plaintiffs and 45 defendants. He quickly brought this case to conclusion on favorable terms, protecting his clients from significant exposure. “The issue at hand was a sensitive one,” says Mr. Wright, “but by methodically working through it we were able to turn several points argued by the opposition in our favor.”
As lead trial counsel, he defended claims of discrimination and retaliation arising from an insurance company’s termination of an employee. The employer was completely vindicated by the jury. He successfully challenged a trial court’s exercise of jurisdiction over a church on constitutional grounds where the underlying claims arose from the conduct and content of a worship service. He favorably resolved an inter-related series of multi-party mortuary malpractice cases that had been litigated by prior counsel for more than eight years.
He was trial counsel in a multi-party lawsuit involving allegations of substantial damage to a downtown office tower complex arising from light-rail construction activities. The case resolved favorably for the client. He has secured summary judgments for his clients on matters as diverse as construction fatalities to the death of a promising thoroughbred while in the stable owner’s care.
He successfully represented a steel erection company for claims arising from the death of its employee as a result of a third-party crane operator’s loss of control of a 64,000 pound wall panel. As well as successfully defending several construction clients in cases alleging product and construction defects which compromised the building envelopes of commercial and residential structures.
Mr. Wright joined the firm in 1999. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Texas as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Wright participated in the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, serving on its conflicts panel. DVAP provides pro bono civil legal services to individuals and families in need who could not otherwise afford legal services.
He is a 1990 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. While an undergraduate, Mr. Wright worked extensively in television production for the local CBS and PBS affiliates as well as the Texas A&M University Athletic Department. Following his graduation, Mr. Wright spent several years in the sports television field, working throughout the United States and Europe.
Mr. Wright then returned to school and earned his Juris Doctor from Drake University in 1998. While at Drake, he was a research assistant to Professor James A. Albert.
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas – Bachelor of Arts (1990)
Drake University School of Law – Juris Doctor (1998)
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court (Northern and Western Districts of Texas)
U.S. Court of Appeals (Fifth Circuit)
Professional Associations and Recent Activities
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Conflicts Panel (2000-2013)
Texas Bar College
Co-author, Jury Trial v. Arbitration, State Bar of Texas 2013
Lead author, Pretrial Detention Based Solely on Community Danger: A Practical Dilemma, 1999 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 2.
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