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About me

I grew up in Pittsburgh, having attended Montour High School and the University of Pittsburgh.   I have 3 boys and live in the North Hills.   When not in the office, you might see me at my kids' baseball, hockey or wrestling practices.

Given my family activities, I find that a good time to meet with clients is Sunday evenings if you can't fit in a weekday appointment.   Call me and I'd be more than happy to meet with you.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 35%
    4 years, 50 cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 25%
    23 years, 500 cases
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    23 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  4. Social Security: 20%
    13 years, 75 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lisa M. Standish

    I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Shawn, he is a pleasure to work with.


    Lisa Standish Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Bruce Greenstein

    I am both a colleague and a client. I'm used to being the one *behind* the desk telling people what they need to know to get the most out of their situations, but needing assistance in a field of law outside of my area of practice gave me a useful "how the other half lives" perspective. I am pleased to be able to say that Shawn Wright has "the stuff." I got from him exactly what I try to deliver to my own clients: a context in which to understand the decisions I must make, a clear "to do" list, a good sense of the timing for next steps, and answers to my questions. I gladly endorse him.


    Michael Greenstein Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

4 W Manilla Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 152203316


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLehigh Valley Legal Services1992 - 1993
ClerkHonorable Louis Rosenberg1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneysmember2008 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionExecutive Committee Member1996 - 1998
Publication nameTitleDate
e-bookBankruptcy in Western Pennsylvania2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Brown UniversityA.B.History1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LawReview CLEConsumer Protection Law in Pennsylvania2013
Law Review CLE--PittsburghMeans Test in Bankruptcy2011