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Frank Austin Wright Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Rustburg, VA

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Frank was born and raised in Campbell County.  He graduated from Rustburg High School in 1989.  Frank graduated from Harvard Universityin 1993 magna cum laude where he was on Varsity Crew and he graduated from theUniversity of Virginia School Of Law in 1997.  Frank was admitted to the Virginia State Bar that same year and he began practicing law in Rustburg with the law firm of Overbey, Hawkins & Selz, now Overbey, Hawkins & Wright.

As a partner at Overbey, Hawkins & Wright, Frank has a broad base of trial and transactional experience.  While he spends the majority of his time litigating personal injury cases, Frank has litigated and resolved disputes in the areas of construction, business, general civil, criminal and real estate law.  As counsel to numerous local government clients, he has assisted clients with matters arising under state and federal statutes including the Freedom of Information Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Public Procurement Act and others.

Frank has represented hundreds of criminal defendants in all stages of the process, including bond hearings, preliminary hearings, bench and jury trials, and post conviction appeals, for both felony and misdemeanor cases; he has assisted clients with an array of charges, including robbery, attempted murder, drug charges, welfare fraud, statutory burglary, malicious wounding, assault and battery, rape and other felony sexual offenses.

In addition, Frank has closed hundreds of real estate transactions, both residential and commercial, ranging from the refinancing of a residence to complex contract matters in excess of $30 million.  He also assists clients in developing estate plans, including creations of bypass trusts and other tax saving strategies for large estates.

Frank has been named a Rising Star by Law and Politics Magazine for 2007 and 2008.  Fewer than 3% of the lawyers in Virginia are selected for inclusion on this list.

Frank is married to the former Kristin Button since 1999.  They live in Brookneal with their two sons Austin and Matthew. Frank’s hobbies include spending time with his family, running, and mountaineering, mountain biking, and camping. Frank is a member of White’s United Methodist Church,Rustburg,Virginia.

Frank is a member of Lynchburg Bar Association, Campbell County Bar Association and Virginia Bar Association; Virginia State Bar; Virginia Municipal League; Virginia School Board Association – Council of School Board Attorneys.

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Licensed for 25 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/01/2022

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Contact Frank

Overbey, Hawkins & Wright, PLLC
776 Village Highway
PO Box 38
Rustburg, VA, 24588
Overbey, Hawkins & Wright, PLLC
2225 Langhorne Road
Lynchburg, VA, 24501
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Posted by Ana | December 22, 2020
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Outstanding
Frank Wright was an angel in disguise. I was in a head on collision with no fault of my own and it turned my world upside down. Frank took care of everything on the legal end of this devastating accident and always checked in to see how I was. The only thing I needed to worry about was getting better. Frank fought for what was right and didn't let the other side take advantage of me. The staff at Orverbey, Hawkins, Wright, Vance are exceptional and do care for their clients. I would recommend Frank to everyone that needs legal help.
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Posted by charlie | January 17, 2019
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real estate
Frank has been very responsive every time I have used him. His professionalism and integrity is outstanding! Very knowledgeable and gets the job done!
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2018
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Excellent Service
Let’s face it no one wants to be in a position to hire an attorney. Unfortunately, I found myself in a situation where professional, legal representation was necessary. Jean was my first contact with Overbey, Hawkins, and Wright practice. Jean put me in contact with Donna, Mr. Wright’s assistant. Both ladies were extremely nice and helpful. Mr. Wright quickly responded to my request for representation. He wasted no time gathering the details of my case and began the process of resolving my situation. I am grateful for Mr. Wright’s time, energy and knowledge that he devoted to reviewing, advising and assisting with my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Frank Wright, Jr.
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Posted by Patricia | October 24, 2018
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Top Recommendation of Attorney Frank Austin Wright, JR
My lawyer, Frank, Austin Wright Jr., represented me in my case. He was very efficient in every way. He is well trained, extremely intelligent, and quite capable in all ways of representing his clients. He is very cordial and kind whenever communicating with his clients as well as with all others. I highly recommend him to represent any client in need of an attorney.
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Posted by James | September 27, 2018
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A Winner and a Good Person
Frank Wright has represented us for years and does an outstanding job. He handled a civil claim for us recently against a gentleman who simply refused to pay anything on what he owed, and made all sorts of false allegations through his lawyer. On the day of trial, he finally made an offer for ½ of our claim, but Frank advised against accepting it. After a hard fought and lengthy trial, we ended up getting a judgment for the full amount of our claim, as well as our attorney fees. Frank was thoroughly prepared for the trial, and left no stone unturned. One of the other reasons that I appreciate working with Frank is that, unlike many lawyers, he will call you back. If you need an attorney, he is a great choice!
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Posted by James and Nancy | July 6, 2017
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Great Service! Highly recommend Attorney Frank A. Wright, Jr.
Frank Wright has done our family’s legal work for years. He recently assisted us with estate planning and also helped with various real estate matters. I highly recommend his services, as he is very knowledgable and responsive. A lot of lawyers don’t return phone calls, but he will call you back. His staff is also pleasant, hardworking and very nice to work with.
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Posted by Keith | August 9, 2016
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Excellent choice
Frank Wright has helped me out with several legal transactions and one legal issue. The legal issue, that Frank handled, was dropped and the cased was dismissed without ever having to go to court. He is extremely intelligent, honest, dependable, and quick to respond to questions. If you want a great hardworking attorney Frank Wright should be your choice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2016
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Great experience!
Frank represented me on a DUI matter that lasted almost two years due to continuations and appeals. Frank is a professional who is highly respected by the Court. I am thankful for his advice and wise counsel. I recommend him to anyone in need of legal guidance.
Posted by Mary | August 26, 2015
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Excellent Service and Care - A Real Top-Notch Attorney!
If you ever need an attorney for a personal injury case, contact Frank Wright of Overby, Hawkins & Wright! Mr. Wright and his staff did an amazing job for my school aged son who was attacked by a dog, and suffered severe facial lacerations. The care and service that was provided was top-notch, and I couldn't be happier with the settlement Mr. Wright was able to secure for my son. If we are ever in need of legal assistance again, a call to Frank Wright at Overby, Hawkins and Right will be the first call I make!
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Posted by Jesse | August 6, 2014
Honest and intelligent lawyer
When my wife and I were searching for personal injury lawyers, we were looking for a lawyer we could trust. We didn't want a lawyer that would be disreputable or unrealistic - we needed someone that we could rely on along the way in the process. Frank is the type of lawyer you want and that juries and judges respect, someone that is honest, straightforward and intelligent. There's a fine line between asking for too much in a case then not being taken seriously, and asking for too little than what your case is worth. Frank knows the balance in arriving at a fair, justified and realistic outcome. The nature of this particular case was a long process and all throughout Frank was always available and generous with his time to explain the nuances of the law. My wife and I really learned a lot through this process thanks to Frank. When it came to trial, it was obvious Frank knew the case inside and out - effectively communicating to the jury and truly representing my wife. At the beginning of the process we were unsure if we wanted to go the attorney route to settle - but in the end, thanks to Frank, we're glad we did.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 215-325 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Overbey, Hawkins & Wright
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Harvard University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • Campbell County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - Present
  • Lynchburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Municipal League
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Frank is an excellent attorney. He is always well prepared and thoughtful. He is a man of integrity and trustworthiness. I would hire Frank to handle my own case if I needed it."
General practice Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is a very reputable attorney in our community and a leader in his field."
Government Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is an outstanding attorney in all ways. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank Wright is a confident, capable, and intelligent lawyer. Frank is one of the best trial lawyers I've seen. He knows when to take a case to the jury and when to settle. Frank knows what the jury wants and needs to hear, and if the case is appropriate, he will present that information effectively. He fights for each and every client. It is without hesitation that I recommend Frank."
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Rustburg Personal injury Lawyer Frank Austin Wright Jr.
Frank Austin Wright Jr.
Personal injury Attorney
Rustburg, VA
Licensed for 25 years