Tom Wright is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of peer rated professional excellence. He has argued cases in the Texas Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and most of the fourteen intermediate appellate courts in Texas. Tom has extensive trial and appellate experience in business cases, including oil and gas, breach of contract, and fiduciary litigation for plaintiffs and defendants. He has significant involvement in probate litigation, representing executors, beneficiaries of estates, and guardians in cases that also involve complex business transactions.
He also has expertise in preservation of error, the court's charge, and post-trial motion practice. He frequently speaks on those subjects at CLE seminars and is a contributing author to the chapters on Discovery and Liability Insurance in Professor William Dorsaneo's "Texas Litigation Guide."
Wright Close & Barger is ranked among the Best Law Firms in 2019 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.