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Bright Kinnett Wright

Senior Attorney


Practice Areas

Arson & FraudBad Faith LitigationInsurance CoverageProperty Insurance

Education

  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1980)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1974)
  • National School for Paralegal Training (1980)

Biography

Bright Kinnett Wright originally joined Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, in 1981, practicing in the area of first-party insurance litigation, property law, bad faith, insurance coverage, arson and fraudulent insurance claims. She has worked for Swift Currie for 14 years, returning in May 2007. She also practiced for six years at other Atlanta law firms in the area of asbestos litigation and pharmaceutical defense. Ms. Wright currently practices in the area of property insurance law. She has significant experience in handling jury trials in both state and federal courts, as well as experience with worker's compensation hearings.

Ms. Wright has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1980 and is a member of the Litigation Section. She is admitted to practice in the U. S. Courts of Appeal for the 11th Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Georgia. Ms. Wright formerly served on the Law Council of the Emory University School of Law and she is a Fellow of the State Bar of Georgia Lawyers Foundation. She has participated as a judge on several occasions for the Emory University Law School Trial Techniques program and as a judge for law school trial team competitions. She is also a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators and the Georgia Fire Investigators Association.

Ms. Wright obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974 and received her Paralegal Certificate in Civil Litigation from the National Center for Paralegal Training in 1980. In 1980, Ms. Wright obtained her J.D. degree from the Emory University School of Law, where she was a teaching assistant for two years in Research, Writing and Advocacy.


Memberships

  • Georgia Fire Investigators Association
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • State Bar of Georgia Lawyer Foundation
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church

Bar Admissions

Georgia


Awards & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • "2013 TopRated Lawyer in Mass Torts" by ALM & Martindale-Hubbell

Interests/Additional Information

Ms. Wright is married to Robert U. Wright, also an attorney. They have two grown sons and the family enjoys travel, sports and playing bridge. She is an Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church and served two previous terms as Elder at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. She is active in both local and global mission activities and she is the former President of the Parents Association of the Westminster Schools.


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