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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.