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Shawn Neely Wright

Tax Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Law Office of Shawn N. Wright

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Shawn

Learn Shawn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Tax
    Representation before the IRS with a specific focus on helping people with income tax debts

    12 years, 50 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy reorganization for individuals and small businesses.

    31 years, 500 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy to provide for a fresh start for individuals or liquidation for small business corporations.

    31 years, 1,500 cases

  4. Social Security & Disability
    Representing people with claims for Social Security Disability and SSI

    21 years, 75 cases

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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Law Office of Shawn N. Wright
7240 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA, 15237


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Posted by Mark | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring a Lawyer Look No Further !
Shawn is a Lawyer that makes you feel like he is family looking out for you ! I have used Shawn as my Lawyer for 5 years and I Highly Recommend his Legal services as the Best !
Posted by Caroline | March 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hea The Best.
Shawn is an experienced Tax Lawyer who knows what he s doing and talking about. He helped us a great deal. He takes his time and talks to you with respect. He made me feel very comfortable talking to him. He helped us resolve our issue that we had. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a Tax lawyer. Thank you Shawn.
Posted by yellow_walk | May 10, 2015
Stress Free.
When I visited Mr. Wright's office I was comfortable immediatly. He made feel like I was a human being and not a means to him remodeling a room in his house. He asked me questions about myself as well as what I wanted from my case. No matter the question, he had the answer and that was reassuring. I was co disentangle that I picked the right person for my case. I am pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Chris & John | June 20, 2014
The Best and Only Bankruptcy Lawyer you will ever need!
If you want a lawyer who is honest, caring, tough and gets the job done. Attorney Shawn Wright is the one for you! Shawn has helped us save our home, get a loan modification, debts forgiven, and assisted us to reach a good payment plan while in chapter 13. We are almost complete with our Chapter 13 now with only a few months to go, and we can share with you, that Shawn has been supportive, has been fighting for our rights, knows the law, and will be with you with his knowledge and skills to assist you when finances and debts in your life seem to be at their very worst. Shawn Wright has changed our lives, given us hope, saved our home, and is one of the nicest, toughest lawyers who will fight for you in the courts. That is a hard combination to find these days, but that is what Attorney Shawn Wright is, honest, tells you like it is, caring, supportive, a tough smart man, that will not let you down. he knows his stuff, and he will get the job done. We felt a releif when we entered Shawn's office and he took the fear and the uncertainty away and gave to us hope and action. It was a 5 year journey for us and our chapter 13 and in those 5 years Shawn was only a phone call away, and he always answers you, if you have any questions. He assures you and gives you the knowledge to understand. We rate Shawn the best lawyer in Pittsbutgh, he has our trust, our loyalty. We would not choose anyone else to save our home, our actual state of living and surviving, to anyone else. Talk to him and you will see. He is the best!
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Posted by Susan | March 4, 2011
Attorney Shawn Wright took me through the Bankruptcy process with ease
I entered into a chapter 13 in 2008 under the recommendation of Attorney Wright. Creditor's had confiscated my bank Accts. I had no where to turn. Attorney Wright Filed my bankruptcy papers and got my bank Accts released. He kept me informed through the whole process. I had health issues afterwards and was on disability and Attorney wright got my bankruptcy changed to a chapter 7 and the rest of my debt was wiped clean. I was most grateful to for this man coming into my life. "what a Godsend he was" All I have to say is Thank You, Thank You and Thank You, Attorney Shawn Wright
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Shawn N. Wright
  • 1997 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lehigh Valley Legal Services
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Clerk
  • Honorable Louis Rosenberg
  • 1989 - 1990


  • University of Pittsburgh Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1990
  • Brown University
  • History
  • 1982


  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
  • 2015 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1996 - 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, National Tax Practice Institute
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2007


Speaking Engagements

  • The Essentials of Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy and Student Loan Law
  • 2017
  • LawReview CLE
  • Consumer Protection Law in Pennsylvania
  • 2013
  • Law Review CLE--Pittsburgh
  • Means Test in Bankruptcy
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (7)
Endorse Shawn
Tax Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of tax and bankruptcy and takes great care to listen to each client's scenario recommend a course of action that will benefit the client. I've found him to be an excellent referral source for my clients who are facing issues he can help them with and have no issue endorsing Shawn."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Shawn, he is a pleasure to work with."
Tax Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is one of the best if not the best bankruptcy lawyer within Pittsburgh. I never hesitate to refer bankruptcy clients to him, as I know they are in great hands."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shawn as a consumer bankruptcy attorney. I have known Shawn since law school. We also belong to the same national association of consumer advocates and speak with each other about consumer issues facing our clients. Shawn is very knowledgable and clearly cares about his clients. His website and blog is very informative and shows his professionalism and commitment to his clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is a great bankruptcy attorney in Pittsburgh who really knows the law."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Other
"Shawn is a fellow member of NACBA (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys) which is the premier association for bankruptcy practitioners to lobby for better laws. He also participates in several forums to which I belong. He answers questions accurately and well in the forums."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is a colleague I know through NACBA. He successfully integrates the latest technology with the needs of his clients. Very good talents if you need the best bankruptcy attorney. As a former Pittsburgher I can say that Shawn is the excellent choice for your bankruptcy attorney"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as someone that you can call to get straight forward answers when you have financial problems .Getting answers to your financial problems is never easy .Shawn will take the time to do that for you."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn Wright is an exceptional lawyer. He is committed to his work and his clients, and is always ready to lend a hand to his fellow attorneys. He helped orient me to the Pittsburgh legal environment when I first started my practice."
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Pittsburgh Tax Lawyer Shawn Neely Wright
Shawn Neely Wright
Tax Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 31 years
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