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Wright Close & Barger, LLP
One Riverway, Suite 2200
Houston, TX 77056
United States
(713) 572.4321

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Ability, hard work, and perseverance are hallmarks of Wright Close & Barger, LLP, and our clients can expect top-notch representation every step of the way. With their extensive trial and appellate experience, our team of lawyers can take your case from start to finish. Throughout Texas, we have tried to a successful conclusion cases involving a variety of practice areas, including catastrophic personal injury, insurance coverage, intellectual property, oil and gas, product defects, commercial disputes, and trade secrets.  

We also assist other lawyers at trial by providing expertise in pre-trial motions, research on special evidence problems, and the critical work on the court’s charge to the jury. Wright Close & Barger is widely respected for its appellate experience, and we have successfully handled appeals before federal and state appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Texas, the intermediate state courts of appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  

Some “litigation” lawyers never see the inside of a courtroom. Not so at Wright Close & Barger. The firm handles complex civil trial and appellate work for clients across the state, calling upon their extensive expertise to achieve favorable resolutions in cases involving catastrophic personal injury, insurance coverage, intellectual property, oil and gas, product defects, commercial disputes, arbitration and mediation, and trade secrets, among others. The firm also assists other firms and attorneys with pre-trial motions, special evidence problems, challenges to expert witnesses, and the critical work on the court’s charge to the jury.  

The firm’s diversity of experience provides the depth required for its wide range of successes. Tom Wright, Howard Close, and Jessica Barger have tried and appealed complex cases all across Texas for more than 30 years. Our team has been hand-picked from among the best and the brightest.  

Seven of our firm’s members are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization: (Thomas Wright, Howard Close, Randy Owens. Civil Appellate Law: Thomas Wright, Michael Choyke, Russ Hollenbeck, Brad Snead, Jessica Zavadil Barger), and four members including our founding partners have been selected by their peers as among The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc.: (Tom Wright, Howard Close, Wanda McKee Fowler and Justin Campbell).  

Wright Close & Barger is ranked among the Best Law Firms in 2018 with a National Tier 1 ranking in Appellate, by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm also has Tier 1 rankings in Houston for Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, and Appellate Practice.

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  • Top Listed in Houston in Appellate Practice with 4 lawyers

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