Profile

Name

Matthew Wright

Firm

Wright Law, PLC

Firm Website

https://www.wrightlawplc.com

Phone

(615) 812-1351

Address

840 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 310

City

Franklin

State

TN

Zip

37067

Bio

How I became a truck accident lawyer:

Having begun my legal career representing mega-inurance companies, I quickly realized many of these companies cared little about people, even if those people had suffered catastrophic, life-altering losses. That realization did not sit well with me. Things were made worse when an insurance company wanted me to find a way to avoid paying a mother for the loss of her unborn baby, when the loss of life was the company’s insured’s fault. Not paying the claim might save the company a few cents on their annual report to shareholders, but would prolong and exacerbate human suffering.

So, I decided to represent ordinary people instead of large companies, as a truck accident lawyer. The decision has resulted in me having life-long friendships with those whom I represented. I hope that I have brought positive change to the lives of those clients and that we, together, have and will continue to effect positive change, making the world a safer and more livable place.

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 2002)
Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1994)
The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA (Class of 1990)

ADMISSIONS

Tennessee Supreme Court
All Tennessee State courts
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Pro Hac Vice Admission in California, Texas, Kentucky, Southern District of New York, Southern District of Florida

PUBLICATIONS

“Hidden Motor Carriers in the Supply Chain – The New Fraud,” AAJ, Interstate Trucking Litigation Journal (Winter/Spring 2018)
“Left-Hand Turn Cases,” AAJ, Interstate Trucking Litigation Journal (Fall 2014)
“Defeating the Ostrich Defense in Premises Liability Cases”, Tennessee Trial Lawyer (2009)
“Securities Action”, Tennessee Trial Lawyer (2005)
“Admissibility of Expert Testimony”, National Business Institute (2004)

AWARDS

Rated 10/10 Superb for Top Truck Accident attorneys by avvo.com
Member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2016-present)
Member National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2016-present)
Member of The National Trial Lawyers, Top Ten Trucking Trial Lawyers  (2017-present)
Advocate, American Association for Justice (2009)

AFFILIATIONS

American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group Broker Committee (2018-present)
American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) (President’s Club Member current) (2006-present)
American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Journal, Co-Chair of Journal (2014-2015), Chair of Journal (2017-2018)
American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, Member of Executive Board (2014-2015), (2017-2018)
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers’ College (Ranch Club Member) (2011-present)
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2005 – present) and Member of Circle of Advocates
Board of Governors, Tennessee Association for Justice (2009-2012)
Ethics Committee, Tennessee Association for Justice (2009-2010)
Attorney Mentor
Tennessee Bar Association
Federal Bar Association (Nashville Chapter)

FEATURED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Kentucky Justice Association, Trucking Seminar, “Tenacity Required—Get What You Need in Discovery in the Big Truck Case,” (2018)
New Jersey Association for Justice, Boardwalk Seminar, “Finding Additional Coverage Right Under Your Nose,” (2018)
American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation College Faculty Member, Winter/Spring 2018
Trial Lawyer Nation Podcast (2018)
American Association for Justice, Winter Convention Specialized Track on Transportation Safety, 2018, Maui, HI, “Hidden Motor Carriers in the Supply Chain – The New Fraud,” February 5th, 2018
Ohio Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group, “Parent Company Liability for Broker Selection,” September, 27th, 2017
Stafford, “Motor Carrier Claims for Negligent Entrustment, Hiring and Retention,” August 16th, 2017
Interstate Trucking Litigation Group – Members Only Seminar, “Suing the Insurance Company Directly – Yes You Can!” November 10th, 2016, Ponte Vedra, Florida.
Intestate Trucking Litigation Group, JazzFest Seminar Members Only, “Case Themes and Demonstrative Evidence in Trucking Cases” (2014)

PERSONAL

Member of Brentwood Baptist Church and Committed LifeGroup
Married with four children
Hobbies: travel, art, museums, reading, and learning

I love traveling with my wife and four children. I also enjoy driving my pick-up truck, dirt-biking with my son, reading, learning, visiting museums, and going to my daughters’ gymnastics and volleyball games. Me and my family are active members of Brentwood Baptist Church, and a LifeGroup, which meets most every Sunday.