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John Henry Wright

Construction and development Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

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also known as Nevada State Contractors Board Discipline & Licensing, The Wright Law Group, P.C.

  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 27 years
    Hawaii - HI 32 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1991
    Inactive No misconduct found

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The Wright Law Group, P.C., is an AV Rated “Preeminent” litigation law firm located in Las Vegas, Nevada, that represents businesses and individuals in disputes concerning construction contracts, real estate, and other commercial dealings. The firm’s clients include general and specialty contractors, real estate investors and other small businesses in disputes and controversies generally surrounding breach of contract claims or business to business torts such as interference and unfair trade practices. The firm also concentrates on defending and representing contractors and applicants, throughout the State, before the Nevada State Contractors Board and other administrative and regulatory bodies such as Manufactured Housing, Southern Nevada Health District, Department of Air Quality, and others.

Mr. Wright has been litigating cases for over thirty years. He began his professional life out of law school by clerking for a judge in Honolulu’s felony trial level court. Soon after finishing his clerkship, he began his solo practice by taking on indigent criminal defense cases as a court - appointed defense attorney. This gave him immediate and early exposure to the courtroom, handling serious felonies of all classes and types against much more senior prosecutors. Unlike most attorneys of his age and tenure at the time, being a solo practitioner, John had complete autonomy over his case strategy which also meant he had to learn his craft on the job and by seeking out mentors from the seasoned defense lawyers he had watched as a law clerk. This early education, which lasted several years, served to form the way he continues to practice today – preparing harder than the opposition, expecting the unexpected and never underestimating the opponent.

As court-appointed work wouldn’t’ pay all the bills, John also began taking on another type of caseload handed down by his retiring stepfather – government procurement litigation. Representing government contractors in construction claims for additional compensation or defending them from wrongful termination of their contracts. This quickly led to representing contractors in all types of situations including private contract disputes and what he focusses primarily on today- representing contractors in disputes with other owners, other contractors, and regulatory bodies.

Handling these two seemingly divergent areas of law has led John to be the rare recipient of an AV “Preeminent” peer rating by Martindale & Hubble in both Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense – the highest rating awarded by one’s peers in the community. This unique experience brings together different key skill sets- the ability to think on your feet under pressure and the discipline it takes to plan and execute complex, detailed oriented and oftentimes highly technical cases.

John relocated to Las Vegas and began practicing in Nevada in the late 1990s and continues to handle the same types of cases. Today, John’s practice focusses on representing contractors in legal disputes- civil, administrative, and criminal. This means contract review, filing and defending breach of contract claims, mechanic’s liens, bid protests and defending regulatory investigations from the Nevada State Contractors Board and the Manufactured Housing Division. This also means being able to competently defend criminal accusations surrounding contracting such as: acting without a license, fraud, theft or violating safety regulations.

John’s depth of knowledge and extensive practice has led him to handle upwards of 150 cases before the Nevada and Hawaii Supreme Courts as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals- oftentimes at the request of other law firms. Since 2001, John has presided over hundreds of cases as an arbitrator, and has served as a Short Trial Pro Tempore Judge in Clark County since 2007. John has also completed Mediator training offered by the National Judicial College.

Attorney John Henry Wright has over 30 years of commercial litigation experience and industry knowledge to offer clients in Nevada. Call to arrange a consultation.



The Wright Law Group, P.C.
2340 Paseo Del Prado Ste D305
Las Vegas, NV, 89102-4342

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Posted by Belen | July 24, 2019
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NV State Vs My Husband
“Felony” “in lieu of arrest” “police processing” were the words on a letter received at our office requesting both our company and listed owner(my husband) To show up for court. An injured employee and default workers comp ..led to joint Prosecution by NV state to both company and owner in a FELONY type case. As you may imagine these words are frightening to small business owners and plainly anyone. We contacted John one day before a holiday weekend and he immediately but our minds to ease letting me know my husband would not end up in Jail then proceeded to explaining what the paperwork and trial process would be. John and his staff took care of everything without my husband evening having to show up for “police processing” or court. The charges against my husband were dismissed and the one against our company was lowered to a misdemeanor. Excellent people! John, Chris, and all the staff at Wright Law Group, thank you for your understanding, your professionalism, and your overall kindness.
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Posted by Vaughan | June 14, 2019
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Chris Phillips at Wright Law Group
Chris was able to work through all possible avenues in order to get me the best result in my criminal case. He showed up multiple times in person to the county jail to speak with me, and he was always readily available to my family. From the time my family hired him until now he has always been responsive to anything I have needed regarding my case. He returns calls in a timely fashion. His advise to me was sound and ultimately resulted in a favorable outcome.
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Pro Tem Judge
  • Clark County District Court
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • First circuit court of appeals hawaii
  • 1991 - 1992


  • West Virginia U.
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fausto v. Sanchez-Flores, 37 Nev. Adv. Rep. 11, 482 P.3d 677 (2021)
  • Establishing Nevada precedent in the doctrine of equitable tolling of statutes of limitations in intentional torts.
  • Finley v. City of Henderson (In re Finley), 135 Nev. 464, , 457 P.3d 263 (2019)
  • Overturning the District Court’s denial of a petition to seal a criminal record and establishing the way all future courts treat multiple convictions in sealing cases.
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Radecki, 134 Nev. 619, 426 P.3d 593 (2018)
  • Establishing that in HOA foreclosure sales, a bidder’s knowledge of a competing interest and subjective belief that the sale might not be valid does not result in unfairness or irregularity.
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  • Supreme Court of Nevada
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  • United States District for the District of Nevada
  • Admitted to Practice
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  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
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  • Americans for Safe Access
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Las Vegas Construction and development Lawyer John Henry Wright
John Henry Wright
Construction and development Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 32 years