Gordon Wright is a trial lawyer focusing his practice on the preparation and trial of lawsuits. In more than 31 years of practice he has tried cases relating to business disputes, personal injuries, intellectual property, medical negligence, birth trauma, wrongful death, and professional malpractice.
Licensed in Texas, California, Oregon, and Utah, Gordon focuses his practice on the preparation and trial of complex cases. In recent trials Gordon has successfully obtained verdicts in favor of his clients, which protected them from paying alleged damages amounting to millions of dollars and which vindicated their professional competence. In several recent representations, Gordon has represented attorneys whose competence and reputations have been successfully protected.
In addition to handling cases where he has been admitted to practice, Gordon has also represented clients in other states, trying a case to verdict in Alabama and representing large hospitals in other states.
Gordon has litigated complex birth injury cases, trade secret cases, copyright issues, employment law matters, products liability cases, contract disputes, insurance bad faith claims and all kinds of business and personal tort litigations. He has successfully tried matters in federal and state courts. Gordon has fought injunctions that would have been fatal to the continued existence of his corporate clients had they been granted. Gordon Wright’s breadth of experience and diverse practice ranging from complex business cases to emotionally charged birth trauma cases are expanding as the law changes and new areas of litigation become important.
Though most of his professional endeavor is in the trial of lawsuits, Gordon has successfully represented clients in appellate cases and has counseled clients on non-litigated matters ranging from obtaining and defending trademarks to advising clergy on the protection of children when abuse is alleged.
To relax, Gordon enjoys a number of activities, most recently keeping two beehives at his home.
Utah, 1991 (inactive)
California, 2006 (inactive)
Oregon, 2010 (inactive)
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Utah (inactive)
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1985
B.S., summa cum laude, Brigham Young University, 1982
Managing Editor, Stanford Law Review
Order of the Coif
Texas Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters Legal (2009 - 2020)
Spencer W. Kimball Scholar, Brigham Young University
Outstanding Graduate Institute of Professional Accountancy, Brigham Young University
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Boy Scouts of America
"Trying the Insurance Coverage Case to a Millennial Jury," 26th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2019
“Recovery of Medical Expenses,” 14th Annual Construction Symposium, January 2019
"Deposition of the Adjuster," 25th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2018
"The Certificate of Merit Statute," 13th Annual Construction Symposium, January 2018
"Preparing the Adjuster for Deposition," 24th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2017
"Will The Texas Supreme Court Overturn Vail," 23rd Annual Insurance Symposium, April 2016
"Ethical Issues in Wasting Liability Policies," 22nd Annual Insurance Symposium, March 2015
“Certificates of Merit,” 10th Annual Construction Symposium, January 30, 2015
“Preparing Adjusters and Corporate Representatives for Deposition,” 21st Annual Insurance Symposium, March 28, 2014
“Attorney’s Fees in Construction Litigation,” 9th Annual Construction Symposium, January 21, 2014
“Validity of Policy Buy-back Agreements,” 20th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 5, 2013
“Jury Selection in Coverage and Bad Faith Cases,” 19th Annual Insurance Symposium, March 30, 2012
“Depositions in the Bad Faith Case: Who, Why &How,” 18th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 1, 2011
“Defending & Taking the Adjusters Deposition,” 17th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 23, 2010
“Stowers Liability,” 16th Annual Insurance Symposium, April 3, 2009
“Copyright Litigation in Construction Matters,” 4th Annual Construction Symposium, January 30, 2009
“The Right to Reimbursement after Frank's Casing: What did it come from; why is it here; and where might it be going,” 15th Annual Insurance Symposium, March 28, 2008
“Supreme Court Update – What It Means From the Perspective of the Insured, the Insurer and the Plaintiff: A Panel Discussion,” 14th Annual Insurance Symposium, March 30, 2007