James E. Wright  III - Jones Walker LLP
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James E. Wright III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Jim Wright is a partner in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group in New Orleans. He is also a member of the firm's Environmental & Toxic Torts and Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice Groups. He has more than three decades of experience as a trial attorney in civil and criminal jury and judge trials in federal and state courts. His practice areas include maritime, white collar crime, environmental, gaming regulatory enforcement, commercial litigation, products liability, personal injury, and professional errors and omissions cases. He has represented numerous clients involved in federal grand jury investigations arising out of alleged environmental crimes and other federal crimes. He has also represented clients in hearings before U.S. Coast Guard Marine Boards of Investigations and other U.S. Coast Guard investigations of marine casualties and accidents. He has represented gaming licensees before gaming regulatory bodies in connection with gaming enforcement actions. Mr. Wright received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a juris doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University. Prior to joining Jones Walker in 1980, Mr. Wright served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana where he worked in the major drug traffic unit and the general crimes unit. His responsibilities included handling of federal grand jury investigations, prosecution and trial of mail fraud, perjury, conspiracies to import and distribute controlled substances, false statements to government agencies, theft of government information, environmental crimes, and kidnapping cases. He is a native of New Orleans. 

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
United States

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Other Information

Gender: Male