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  1. Family: 50%
    21 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    21 years

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    I endorse this lawyer. Derek has an unmatched and unparalleled work ethic. He is nothing short of an absolute perfectionist. He cares deeply about those he represents - he is more than just a zealous advocate for his clients, he is also a confidant and friend, and he ensures that his clients obtain only the absolute best result in their case. Derek is extremely knowledgeable and versed in his field of expertise, and is always up for a battle. Derek never accepts "no" for an answer, and he never backs down from a challenge, no matter how daunting the task.

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    Stephone Johnson
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Derek. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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Contact info

Derek M Wright LLC

191 Peachtree Street, Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA, 30303

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199501/14/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Review Panel Reprimand
    issued in GA, 2006

    updated

    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the pubic in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDerek M. Wright, LLC2010 - Present
Managing PartnerThe Wright Law Firm, P.C.1996 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Metro Atlanta Chamber of CommerceN/A2012 - Present
HR Butler Lodge #23N/A1994 - Present
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, IncN/A1989 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Princeton UniversityN/ABSE- Civil Engineering & Systems Management1990