In 2010 and again in 2014, Judge Wright had the honor and privilege of being elected Judge of Harris County Probate Court No. 1, one of the busiest probate courts in the country.
As an attorney with over 27 years experience in probate, trust guardianship, estate planning, and elder law, Judge Wright developed a reputation for handling the matters entrusted to him with diligence and integrity. He often represented executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, and beneficiaries in complex probate proceedings, and recovered millions of dollars in assets lost through fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Judge Wright was also appointed by the probate judges to handle both contested and uncontested estate and guardianship matters. The experience he garnered over the last thirty-five years has served him well on the bench.
He also served two terms as a member of the District 4A grievance committee (which disciplines attorneys) and served as Chair in 1994. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section, Taxation Section and Litigation Section and the Houston Bar Association Probate, Trusts and Estate Section, Taxation Section and Litigation Section.
Judge Wright belongs to the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council and the Houston Estate and Financial Forum, and is a member of the Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association and Attorneys in Tax and Probate. He received his JD from the University of Houston in 1981, and a BBA (1977 – accounting) and MBA (1980 – accounting/taxation) from the University of Texas.