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Richard S. Wright


A native of Winston-Salem, Richard is a respected bankruptcy attorney known for his creativity and litigation background. Richard represents debtors and creditors in both corporate and individual cases, court-appointed receivers in corporate disputes, and often serves as a receiver himself. Richard has significant trial experience, having represented clients in bench and jury trials in both state and federal courts throughout North Carolina.

Court Admissions

  • All North Carolina state and federal courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
  • Wake Forest University, B.A.

Relevant Services & Experience

  • Represents debtors, creditors, committees and trustees in corporate and individual bankruptcy cases
  • Serves as court-appointed receiver and counsel to receivers
  • Litigates business disputes and corporate dissolution cases
  • Served as law clerk to the Hon. J. Craig Whitley, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Awards, Honors & Publications

  • Ranked as AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and selected as 2014 Lawyer of the Year in bankruptcy litigation
  • Recognized by Chambers & Partners as a ranked lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Selected as a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in Bankruptcy, and inducted into the Legal Elite Hall of Fame in 2016
  • Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine in the fields of bankruptcy and litigation
  • Served as research editor of the Wake Forest Law Review
  • Authored published comment, “A Half-Hearted Attempt at Regulatory Reform, in the Land Use Context: The Proposed North Carolina Property Rights Act,” 31 Wake Forest Law Review 809 (1996)

Community Involvement

  • Member of Board of Trustees for McLeod Addictive Disease Center
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
  • Chair of Mecklenburg County Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member of Mecklenburg County Bar Grievance Committee
  • Member of North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Council
  • Graduate of Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute
  • Member of Covenant Presbyterian Church Recreation Committee
  • North Carolina State Bar