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Melvin Bowen Wright
Mr. Wright began the practice of law in 1985 in Orlando with an emphasis in wrongful death and personal injury litigation and represented both the injured and the insurance industry until 1993. He now exclusively handles cases of serious personal injury and death for accident victims. Mr. Wright has substantial experience in all types of personal injury and wrongful death litigation including automobile accidents, on the job injuries, child care negligence, drowning and other premises liability, cases involving negligent security at retail establishments, and medical malpractice. Mr. Wright has extensive experience in nursing home and other institutional abuse and neglect cases, having led a team of nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys at another Florida law firm and having lectured nationally at seminars on institutional abuse and neglect cases from 1997 to 2004. Mr. Wright has experience in representing clients in mass tort cases, including pharmaceutical products and compounded drugs.
Overall Rating
Mel is an excellent attorney, passionate about his cases and hardworking to ensure the best result for all of his clients.
Endorsement from lawyer:
Jonathan T. Gilbert
Client Star Rating
Current or former client? Write a review
Mel is a very smart to the point lawyer that jumps on top of the problem immediately!! He don't wait for somebody to give him the answers, he goes and gets them. He is very personal and keeps me informed of everything that takes place. It's not a guessing game. If you want a lawyer with class but yet humble at heart talk to Mel Wright. Top notch lawyer who will exhaust every resource for his clients. You will feel at home.
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Michael spradlin
Contingency. No recovery. No fees.
Burn Injuries
  • Xarelto
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Failure to Diagnose (Cancer/Stroke/Heart Attack/Meningitis)
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Surgical Errors
  • Class Actions
  • Federal Tort Claims.
  • Whistleblower-Qui Tam Lawsuits
  • Auto Accident
  • Boating Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Dog Bite/Animal Bite/Attacks
  • Jet Ski Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Theme Park Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defective Drugs
  • Defective Machinery
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Defective Hip Implants
  • Mirena IUD
  • Transvaginal Mesh
  • Defective Motor Vehicles
  • Defective Toys
Lawyer Addresses
State Address 1 Address 2 City Zipcode
Florida 801 N. Orange Ave. Suite 830 - Orlando 32801
Work Experience
Position From To
Morgan Colling Gilbert 1993 2005
Gurney & Handley 1988 1993
Walker Miller & Ketcham 1985 1988
University(ies)/Colleges Attended
University Name Degree Majors Year
University of Georgia B.S. Agricultural and Applied Economoics 1981
Law Schools
Law School Name Degree Year
Mercer University J.D. 1985
Other Professional Activities
  • Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising
Jurisdictions admitted to practice
State License status Year acquired
Florida All Florida State Courts, Appellate Courts, and Supreme Court of Florida, District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida 1986
TN State Courts 2004
Georgia All State Courts 1985
Florida and Georgia U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 1986
Languages spoken
  • English
Military Service: No
Professional Association Memberships
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Society Of Legal Advocates
Board Certifications
Certification Name Granting Organization Year
Civil Trial Lawyer Florida Bar 1996
Civil Trial Advocate National Board of Trial Advocacy 1999
Civil Pretrial Advocate National Board of Trial Advocacy 2011
Speaking Engagements
Presentation Name Conference Date
Keys To Winning Nursing Home Cases Mass Torts Made Perfect 2003
Building Your Meningitis Cas AAJ Teleseminar 2013
Insurance Subrogation Automobile Litigation: Strategic Issues and Answers 2008
Identifying Automotive Defect Cases Automobile Litigation: Strategic Issues and Answers 2008
Retaining Experts Automobile Litigation: Strategic Issues and Answers 2008
What the Court Considers Adult Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation 2008
The Law of Jury Selection Jury Selection In Florida 2007
Voir Dire Examination Jury Selection in Florida 2007
Fraud And Abuse Claims Long Term Care Litigation 2006
Awards and Credentials
  • AV Rating
  • Super Lawyer Designation
Title Amount Type
Titus v YMCA $1,000,000 Verdict
John Doe v Anonymous $1,000,000 Settlement
John Doe v Anonymous $1,100,000 Settlement