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Regina Laverne Wright

Criminal defense Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Regina

Learn Regina’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    I have had 100's of trial, jury and non jury. I have tried and worked on almost every type of criminal case, including sex offenses, homicides, gun crimes, molestation charges, etc

  2. Sex crime
    20%

  3. Violent crime
    20%

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

Regina L. Wright graduated, with Honors, from the University of Florida in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. In 1991, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida College of Law. Regina L. Wright has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1991. Regina L. Wright began her career at the Public Defender’s Office in the Third Judicial Circuit. She was the first Black/African-American female lawyer to practice in the Lake City/Columbia County area. In 2003 she left Columbia County to work at the Public Defender’s Office in the Fourth Judicial Circuit/Jacksonville. Regina L. Wright has acquired a wealth of experience handling all matters criminal. She was assigned to the Juvenile Division and was a Division Chief there for three years. While assigned to the Juvenile Division she successfully represented juveniles accused of Battery, Aggravated Battery, Theft, Auto Theft, Armed Robbery, Carjacking, Sex offenses (Sexual Battery, Rape and Lewd and Lascivious Molestation), Shooting and Throwing Deadly Missiles and Burglary. Regina L. Wright also distinguished herself at the Public Defender’s Office while she was assigned to the Repeat Offender Court (ROC) in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Cases assigned to Repeat Offender Court are the worst cases against Defendants with the worst records. While assigned to the Repeat Offender Court she represented Defendant’s accused of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Attempted Murder, Trafficking, Burglary (Armed and Dwelling), Grand Theft, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Sale of Cocaine, Carjacking, Gun Crimes, and Fleeing and Eluding. While assigned to the Repeat Offender Court, Regina L. Wright had the best win/loss rate that had been achieved by any other Assistant Public Defender at the time. She was featured in the Metro section of the Florida Times-Union for this achievement. She was subsequently assigned to the Special Defense Division where she successfully defended Defendant’s accused of Sex Offenses (including Lewd and Lascivious Molestation, Capital Sexual Battery and Child Pornography), Arsons, and Attempted Murders. Regina L. Wright left the Public Defender’s Office in 2000 to work as an Associate with the international law firm of McGuireWoods, LLP. While employed at McGuireWoods, LLP, she practiced in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Federal Employee’s Liability Act (FELA), and Personal Injury Defense. Upon leaving McGuireWoods, LLP, she returned to the Public Defender’s Office. During her second stint at the Public Defender’s Office Regina L. Wright was assigned to Repeat Offender Court as a Felony Division Chief. She was also assigned to the Homicide Division. Regina L. Wright has a reputation as a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who fights for her clients. Regina Wright has handled thousands of Misdemeanor, Felony, and Juvenile cases. She has had numerous jury and nonjury trials. Regina L. Wright is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In the past she has served as the Parliamentarian and Chair of the Scholarship/MayWeek Committee for Delta Sigma Theta. She is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association. She was Barrister for the Chester Bedell Inn of Court. She attends Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she is involved with the Sunshine Band Youth Ministry. Regina L. Wright is married to Terence Wright, a Jacksonville native. They have three children.                  

Location

The Regina Wright Law Firm, PA
7724 Lem Turner Road
Jacksonville, FL, 32208

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Reviews

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Posted by Melissa | July 11, 2014
Outstanding
I made contact with several other attorneys, but none of them made me feel confident in the midst of what was ahead for the future. Ms. Wright was recommended by a friend who had worked with her, and it was the best recommendation I could have received. Ms. Wright is not only professional; she’s empathic to her clients’ needs; as she takes the time to respond in a timely manner of each and every concern that I had. If you have anxiety, you’re fearful, distress, worried or any type of apprehension, I highly recommend Ms. Wright for your legal concerns.
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Posted by Maria | March 26, 2014
Excellent
I hired Ms. Wright for my boyfriend a year ago. She went out her way to give him the best defense, and did an outstanding job. We'd be lost without her, she looks out for her client. Thank you!
Posted by ThankfulMother | December 7, 2011
Amazing Professional
We hired Mrs. Wright to handle a vehicular homicide case for my daughter, because the system was trying to attack her and she was not in the wrong. Mrs. Wright was very informative and handled this case beyond our greatest expectations.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Regina Wright Law Firm, PA
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney in Homicide
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Division Chief,
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Associate
  • McGuireWoods
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 1991 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 1991

Associations

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Trial God
  • Public Defender's Office
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (8)
Endorse Regina
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Wright's professionalism and dedication to the practice of law is inspiring. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Regina was my supervisor for some time at the Public Defenders Office. She is very experienced and compassionate. I admire her client skills, namely her patience with clients. There is no doubt that Regina has the client's best interest in mind when advocating. She does not back down easily while also maintaining an excellent courtroom presence."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Wright. As evidenced by the number of questions she has answered on Avvo, she has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through her many work experiences that she is a stellar attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wright's expertise in criminal defense is made evident in her extensive answers on the AVVO forum, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her AVVO answers demonstrate a superior knowledge of complex legal issues.  "
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Wright is kind, friendly and knowledgeable. She gives solid, reliable advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Wright is a consummate professional and she works dilligently to represent her clients. As a former prosecutor I had several cases where Ms. Wright represented the defendant. She is a formidable advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers to criminal law questions are always right to the point and accurate. I would not hesitate to refer her clients looking for a criminal defense attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Jacksonville Criminal defense Lawyer Regina Laverne Wright
Regina Laverne Wright
Criminal defense Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 32 years