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Grant C. Wright

Grant C. Wright

CounselPrinceton, NJ
  • Grant C. Wright is Counsel in the Princeton, NJ office of Hill Wallack LLP, where he is a member of the Trial & Insurance practice group.

    Mr. Wright concentrates his practice in personal injury, property damage and premises liability claims brought in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania for a diverse range of clients.

    Mr. Wright earned an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Prior to that, he earned his J.D. from Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law. He earned his B.S. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Wright is admitted to practice law in New Jersey (2008), New York (2006) and Pennsylvania (2012).

    Representative Matters
    • Defended the State of New Jersey against claims of 8th Amendment violations in 42 USC 1983 litigation;
    • Defended regional Pennsylvania utility company against premises liability, personal injury and catastrophic injury claims;
    • Defended carriers and transportation companies against catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims in the State of New York;
    • Regional counsel (New Jersey and Pennsylvania) for services company defending direct personal injury, premises liability and tender claims;
    • Petitioned U.S. Supreme Court for certiorari regarding federal administrative board’s improper application of criminal doctrine to issue of civil law.
    Leadership
    • New Jersey Supreme Court – Office of Attorney Ethics Fee Arbitrator (2014-2017)
    • Mock Trial Coach, Rutgers University School of Law (Camden) (2012-2015)
    • New Jersey State Bar Association
      • Appellate Practice Committee (Appointed 2013-2015)
      • Young Lawyers Division
      • Chair, Law Day Committee (2013)
      • Executive Board Member (2012)
      • Special Committee on Proposed Legistation (2011)
    • Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star List (2014-2016)
    • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star List (2013 and 2016)

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    Presentations & Publications
    • Presenter, Professional Writing Skills, 2nd Annual Student Forum for Law School Development, Association of Black Women Lawyers - Young Lawyers Division (September 2017)
    • Presenter, Jury Psychology and Implicit Bias, FirstEnergy Corp. Claims Conference (2017)
    • Presenter, Jury Psychology, Southeastern Electric Exchange Claims Section Annual Meeting (March 2016)
    • Presenter, How To Write a Winning Brief: Key Strategies You Need to Know, NJSBA CLE (2014)
    • Presenter, Prosecuting and Defending 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Litigation, NJSBA Annual Meeting CLE (2013)
    • Presenter, Drafting An Effective Appellate Brief, NJSBA Webinar CLE (2013)
    • Presenter, The Importance of Litigation Holds in Commercial Litigation, Webinar (2013)
    • Presenter, Nine Points On Legal Writing, NJSBA CLE (2012)
    • Author, “What Changes Loom For Title VII Affirmative Action Policies In Light Of The Supreme Court’s Grant of Certiorari In Fisher v. University of Texas?”, The Gavel (March 21, 2012, Issue #6)