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Matthew E. Wright

also known as Matt Wright

About me

Having begun my legal career representing mega-inurance companies, I quickly realized many of these companies cared little about people, even if those people had suffered catastrophic, life-altering losses. That realization did not sit well with me. Things were made worse when an insurance company wanted me to find a way to avoid paying a mother for the loss of her unborn baby, when the loss of life was the company's insured's fault. Not paying the claim might save the company a few cents on their annual report to shareholders, but would prolong and exacerbate human suffering.  


 


So, I decided to represent ordinary people instead of large companies. The decision has resulted in me having life-long friendships with those whom I represented. I hope that I have brought positive change to the lives of those clients and that we, together, have and will continue to effect positive change, making the world a safer and more livable place. 

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Languages spoken: German

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Trucking Accident: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Employment: 10%
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Andre Fleury Jr.

    Matt is a tireless advocate for his clients, and a really approachable attorney. He is fearless in the courtroom, and a gentleman in every way. I endors this lawyer.

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    Robert Fleury Car accident Attorney
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  • Robert Samuel Gilligan

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    Robert Gilligan Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

WRIGHT LAW, PLC

219 Third Avenue, North
Franklin (Nashville), TN, 37064

WRIGHT LAW, PLC

213 East Lafayette St.
Jackson, TN, 38301

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive200306/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AdvocateAmerican Association for Justice2009
Certificate of Specialization in Law and BusinessVanderbilt University Law School2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Trial AttorneyWRIGHT LAW, PLC2016 - Present
ShareholderHARDEE, MARTIN, DONAHOE, OWENS & WRIGHT, P.A.2011 - Present
Trial AttorneyPrivate Practice2006 - 2011
AttorneyNix, Patterson & Roach, LLP2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyOrtale, Kelley, Herbert & Crawford2003 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Committee to Elect Joy Smith KimbroughTreasurer2014 - Present
American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation GroupExecutive Committee Member2014 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Tennessee Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice GroupMemberN/A
American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation GroupCo-Chair of Journal2014 - 2015
Tennessee Association for Justice, Ethics CommitteeCommittee Member2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DeFoe v. KingSettled for policy limits of $500,000.00.
Rupnik v. K-Mart$325,000.00 personal injury settlement.
Confidential settlementMediation six figure settlement
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation JounralLeft-Hand Turn Cases2014
Tennessee Trial LawyerDefeating the Ostrich Defense in Premises Liability Cases2009
Tennessee Trial LawyerSecurities Action2005
National Business InstituteAdmissibility of Expert Testimony and the Hearsay Rule2004
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AF Warrior2011
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Vanderbilt UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Association for Justice Jazz Fest SeminarThemes and Demonstrative Evidence in Trucking Cases2014