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Paul Franklin Wright

Paul Franklin Wright

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Tax, Divorce & Separation

About Me


In 2002 I started The Wright Firm, LLP as a tax, estate planning and probate firm.  However, my idential twin brother joined the firm in 2003 and the firm has been growing every year. We have become a full service Texas based law firm.  We practice in almost every area of the law, including family law, bankruptcy and personal injury to name a few.


I am a Dallas native and attended Jesuit College Preparatory School. I am blessed to be married to an amazing woman and we have three children.    


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Probate: 50%
    16 years
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    16 years
  3. Tax: 10%
    16 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    16 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Brandy Nicole Baxter-Thompson

    Paul is relentless in the courtroom and works tirelessly for his clients. He's a smart lawyer that is willing to look at a problem from all angles to come up with a solution that meets his clients needs.


    Brandy Baxter-Thompson Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Wayne Goolsby

    I have known Paul for many years. He is a lawyer with a great deal of integrity. He is extremely knowledgeable in probate and estate planning. It doesn't matter if it is a large complex estate or a smaller estate where you children are the main concern, Paul is a great choice.


    Michael Goolsby Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

8150 N. Central Expressway
Suite 775
Dallas, TX, 75206



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199808/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best of Dallas Estate Planning & Probate AttorneyD Magazine2015
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2014
Best of Dallas Estate Planning & Probate AttorneysD Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2013
Accredited VA AttorneyDepartment of Veterans Affairs2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2012
ADR - Mediation CertificateSouth Texas College of Law1996
Certified Public AccountantTexas State Board of Public Accountancy1996
Family Law Medication CertificateSouth Texas College of Law1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerThe Wright Firm, LLP2002 - Present
AssociateWatkins & Warren, P.C.1999 - 2002
AssociateMorris & Morris, L.L.P.1997 - 1999
Law ClerkFisher, Gallagher & Lewis, LLP1996 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Collin County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
BNI 29%Vice President2012 - 2014
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Dallas Estate Planning CouncilMember2000 - 2002
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember1998 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionMember1998 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1998 - Present
Texas Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember1997 - Present
South Texas College of Law - Law ReviewAssistant Note & Comment Editor1996 - 1997

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Guardianship of Stokley; 2011 WL 4600428 (Tex. App-Dallas)Appealed Ex Parte Probate Court Action on behalf of client

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Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Tax LawyerEstate and Gift Tax: Recent Developments2002
South Texas Law ReviewTaxation-Innocent Spouse Provision-Of Erroneous Deductions and Decisions-From 6013(e) to 6015-The Knowledge Requirement and The Erroneous Deduction Quagmire of The Internal Revenue Code1998


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College Of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)Law1997
University of North TexasAccounting - TaxationMS - Master of Science1991
University of North TexasAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Jesuit College Preparatory School - Dallas, TexasN/AUnknown1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trusts 101Trusts Used for Tax Reduction2014
NBI - ConferenceSales and Use Tax Audits: What to Do and When2014
St. Francis Catholic ChurchGetting Your House In-Order - Texas Estate Planning2012