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Nathanael E. Wright

Criminal defense Attorney at Savannah, GA

4.8   16 reviews

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About Nathanael

Learn Nathanael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Speeding, traffic violations, various misdemeanors (DUIs etc) and felonies.

  2. Employment and labor
    50%
    Plaintiff employment representation and represents clients before the Department of Labor.

Before opening his own law practice, Mr. Wright was a prosecutor in Savannah, Chatham County, GA, in the Special Victims Unit. He was responsible for prosecuting cases related to abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly and disabled persons, domestic violence and sexual assault cases. He was also responsible for prosecuting DUI cases and other misdemeanors on a State Court trial team.

Prior to serving as a prosecutor, his professional experience was primarily in government service and working for a large non-profit. He was an assistant general counsel with his primary practice area in employment law at Partners Healthcare in Boston, Massachusetts; an assistant attorney general in the Civil Division to former Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly; legislative aide to former Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson; and a judicial law clerk for the Superior Court Judges of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

He earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School (1998). He received a Bachelor’s degree in History, with a minor in Classical Civilizations (1994) and a Masters in Public Affairs (2004).

He is also committed to serving his community, he is a founding member of his children’s parent teacher organization and involved with other local non-profits.

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Licensed for 23 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/03/2022
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Nathanael

Law Office of Nathanael E Wright
210 E 31st St
Savannah, GA, 31401-7305
Law Office of Nathanael E. Wright
210 E. 31st Street
Savannah, GA, 31401
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Posted by Bonnie | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
We hired Nathanael to represent our son. He did an excellent job with his cases. He was easy to work with and listened to our concerns. He worked hard to get a fair deal for our son We would absolutely hire Mr. Wright again should the need for legal representation arise in the future. We will recommend him to any friends and family in need of a lawyer.
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Response from Nathanael Wright March 12, 2018
Thank you.
Posted by Melynda | June 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Nathanael was very proactive and professional in our dispute with an auto insurance company. He was thoughtful and thorough in our initial consultation, doing a great job of explaining the steps he intended to take in resolving the dispute. After engaging with the insurance company, Nathanael was very diligent in his follow-up with us keeping us apprised of status and next steps. Additionally, he did a great job of explaining different aspects of the process in "layman's" terms - very helpful as we had never been involved in any type of legal proceedings. Finally, Nathanael was very effective and efficient in getting the dispute resolved with our desired result. While we certainly hope that we do not encounter any situations that require legal representation in the future, if we do our first call will undoubtedly be to Nathanael!
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Posted by Kim | May 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
After attempting to resolve a conflict with my employer on my own without success I hired Mr. Wright to assist in a resolution. In a few short weeks the issue was resolved in my favor. Mr. Wright was very helpful during the process and shows he is an advocate for the public. With a letter and a phone call my grievance was formally resolved in a timely manner. I recommend Mr. Wright for any employment matter and would use him again if needed in the future.
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Posted by Mandy | April 19, 2017
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Immensely satisfied
Mr.Wright recently represented me in a somewhat difficult case. I wasn't sure how it would turn out and Mr.Wright didn't "sugar coat" anything for me which I was extremely happy about. I don't know how he did it but he was able to get me a plea which I in no way expected and I am so very thankful. He is professional and will go above and beyond for his clients. I am very thankful to Mr.Wright and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Diana | November 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Viscous dog attack
Mr. Wright was comforting, professional and expedient in accomplishing our desired result. My experience with him was like confiding in a longtime and trusted friend. Stellar council, indeed.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to work with.
I live out of state and was able to rely on him to represent me and follow up with me quickly following court proceedings. Always very quick to respond and knowledgable on everything I had questions about.
Posted by Pebbles | May 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Ever...
My daughter faced a very serious legal matter that my family had never faced before. Mr. Wright came highly recommended by a family that lives in Savannah GA. This of course gave me a piece of mind to know that this family knew him first hand. He is a lawyer who exemplifies integrity along with clear yet comical instructions! If you listen he will lead you to Victory.. He will never know how much meeting him made life calm for me at a time where I was losing it.... All I had was my faith in God with the help of Mr. Wright that with the outcome of what could have been tragic brought peace to my storm. If you want the right Man for the job call Nathaniel Wright..
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Wright took my case on short notice and got the best possible results. If you are ever in a jam call this man!
Posted by Perla | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
I hired Mr. Wright to help me on a case. He was very diligent and quick. The best experience I've had with an attorney. He works hard to get you what you deserve.
Posted by April | April 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Nathanael Wright is a awesome lawyer he has helped many of my famliy members and has always had positive results. I would highly recommend him to other famliy or friends any one who needs a strong lawyer!
Posted by Bill | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nathaniel Wright covers all the bases
He did all the incorporation legwork for my business as well as gave me (and continues to give) sound advice on moving forward. I didn't have to do a thing. He was timely and thorough. I look forward to working with him as I grow my business because I know my needs will be taken care of.
Posted by Ashley | April 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt, hard-working & professional.
Mr. Wright helped me get to the solutions of my problems in an organized & efficient manner. His advice and assistance made all of the difference, resulting in a much more favorable outcome than I could have ever hoped for.
Posted by Brenda | April 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I can't say enough positive things about Nathanael Wright...
From our very first meeting Mr. Wright has helped me with a some difficult legal matters. He takes the time to explain how things work and is there during the complete process. He is honest and gets straight to the point, which is something I can appreciate. I have and will continue to recommend Nathanael Wright to those who are in need his legal services.
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Posted by Sika | March 31, 2016
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I LOVE my Attorney!
Nathaneal is my attorney and has really helped me in regards to my small business. His experience and attention to detail, make me feel at ease as a client. I trust his judgment and know that Mr. Wright is always going to put my best interest at the front of what he is working on for me. It is a blessing and a pleasure to have him in my corner!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2013
Best Attorney in Savannah!
Really dedicated guy - stayed throughout, excellent advice. True professional. Not only do I highly recommend him, I will use his services again.
Posted by Daryn | July 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home cooking
I hired this guy to help me with a small claims case involving an unscrupulous contractor over a wage dispute. I received no help from the labor dept, a being from out of town, I didn't know where to start. He told me he could do this and that he was "a lawyer to help people" (his words). This seemed fair, so I gave him a retainer. It was worth while to find out what my options were should this happen again. Next time I would do it myself. The court in Springfield sent me a letter saying an initial meeting to "moderate" would occur before the case goes to the judge. Said contractor brought a forged check to the meeting claiming he had already paid me. Apparantly he forgot he told the labor dept he would pay me admitting that he hadn't. Atty Wright was there to see all this. After this meeting Wright began to argue for the defendant. In an email dated 12/19/17 he advised me that I "work in a small town and may not want to go after everyone who stiffs you." My reaction was - yeah I can, and I plan to. In a phone conversation after this Wright told me to settle out what's offered, not owed and then go for the forgery. The forgery he said was the bigger fish. At this guy's office, when I signed away my rights to my wages, he brusquely told me "Mr. Sanders wants no more contact with you!" I thought, did this guy just turn coat? What about the forgery? This didn't seem right. He told me to wait before going to the police. He said he was waiting on the dismissal order from the court. Later I received a letter from the court saying the case was dropped due to "no-show". (He lied again). When I finally went to Chatham PD, they and Pooler PD (where the check was cashed), played ping pong with me all but laughing. I could no long deny I'd been had. He worked to thwart this case by using my trust in his advice. His excuse for this was he was worried the judge would rule against me (!!!???) and that he "hated the home cooking that goes on up there". I could have messed this up all by myself. I didn't need to spend $1500. (i'm in possession of said emails and check for you non-believers). Beware the home cooking.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/President
  • Nathanael E. Wright, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Chatham County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2013

Education

  • UMass Boston
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • Suffolk University(Boston MA)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Associations

  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Port City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse Nathanael
Employment and labor Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nathanael Wright is a highly respected attorney in the community who is very experienced in both criminal and employment/labor law and routinely obtains favorable results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nathanael is a staunch advocate for his clients in addition to being highly ethical and very hard working."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathanael is well-versed in criminal law. He'll fight aggressively for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nathanael is a great attorney that works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nathanael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I give my fullest endorsement of Mr. Wright. His diverse background in the practice of law gives him unique insight into each of his cases as he is able to anticipate potential issues more readily than most attorneys. He is knowledgeable, able, and, most importantly, he genuinely cares about his clients. You owe it to yourself to call Mr. Wright if you think you may need a lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He was a former prosecutor in Chatham County, and one of the toughest. Now that he is criminal defense lawyer, his has an advantage on how to defend people properly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked along side Nathanael in criminal cases. Additionally, I have prosecuted cases where Nathanael was the criminal defense attorney. In both respects, I have found Nathanael to be an excellent attorney who is willing to fight for his client's rights. I would strongly endorse this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathanael is a smart, witty, thoughtful and savvy criminal attorney who also loves employment law, contracts and corporate law. He is sound, ethical, loyal and he communicates well with opposing counsel and clients. As a former Assistant District Attorney, he knows the judges and court administrators. These acquaintances are important in law and you cannot help but benefit as a result. I have no hesitation referring clients to Nathanael."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nathanael is very knowledgeable in criminal matters and his past experience in the DA's office is an asset to his clients."
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