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Shauna J. Wright


Shauna J. Wright is a partner in Kelly Hart's Litigation practice and handles a variety of civil litigation matters for businesses and individuals. She is an experienced trial attorney and has prevailed as lead counsel in over 100 jury trials. She is skilled in directing complex investigations, crisis management, and media relations.

Ms. Wright is a qualified mediator and serves as a creative and diligent resource for litigants in civil disputes. With her experience, she assists clients in resolving disputes, minimizing costly litigation and risk. In the courtroom, she has a combined skill and organization, with excellent results in summary disposition and jury trials. Ms. Wright has acted as legal advisor to crime victims, governmental agencies, political bodies, the Grand Jury, nonprofit organizations and law enforcement agencies. She was formerly employed as a prosecutor for the State of Florida where she was appointed as the Director of the Clay County State Attorney's Office and the Chief of the Special Victims Unit, and handled homicide cases from investigation through trial.

Ms. Wright has been invited to teach at conferences for attorneys and investigators in the areas of trial practice, trial preparation, expert testimony, crisis investigation and violence against women and children. She also serves as a legal advisor to churches on a variety of issues including child protection and is the former Pro Bono Coordinator for the firm.

Experience and highlights
  • Represents businesses and individuals in a variety of disputes and litigation matters
  • Twenty years experience facilitating resolutions in litigation
  • Represents brokers, firms, and investors in FINRA proceedings and securities litigation
  • Defends and advises commercial developers in a variety of matters
  • Defends professionals in administrative proceedings
  • Mediator's Training Course, Learn from the Masters, 2009
  • Qualified Mediator under CPRC § 154.052
  • Lead counsel in over 100 jury trials
Affiliations and honors


  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • The Women's Center, Board of Directors, 2016-Present
  • Texas Association of School Boards Texas Council of School Attorneys, 2012-Present
  • Keller ISD Education Foundation, Advisory Board, 2015-Present
  • National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, 2012-Present
  • Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees, 2012-Present
  • Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services (TVAS), Co-Chair, member 2012-Present
  • Kelly Hart Pro Bono Coordinator, 2010-2019
  • District 7 Nominating Committee
  • Keller Independent School District, Campus Educational Improvement Committees (CEIC), multiple campuses
  • Leadership Fort Worth, Class of 2010
  • Panel speaker, Poverty Law Conference, 2012
  • Attorney-client privilege: navigating for In-house Counsel, 2013
  • United Community Centers, Board of Directors, 2008-2012
  • National Adoption Day, Volunteer Attorney, 2008
  • Battered Women's Foundation, Volunteer Attorney, 2009
  • City of Keller
    • Planning and Zoning Commission, 2005-2008 
    • Uniform Development Code Technical Review Committee, 2007
  • Mediators Achieving Peace in Partnership with Communities in Schools, 2006 
  • Domestic Violence Shelter, Advisory Board, 2004-2005
  • Domestic Violence Task Force, 1997-2005
    • Chairperson, 1998, 2002, 2004
  • Sexual Assault Task Force, 1996-2005
    • Chairperson, 2002-2004
  • Teen Court judge and attorney coach, 2001-2005
  • Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association, 2005-2009 


  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2020
  • Top Attorney in Arbitration and Mediation Law, 360 West magazine, 2018-2020
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2012-2020
  • Tarrant Volunteer Attorney Services Pro Bono Attorney Mentor Award, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2017
  • Top Attorney in Civil Law and Litigation, 360 West magazine, 2017
  • Great Woman of Texas, Fort Worth Business Press, 2014
  • State Bar of Texas' Pro Bono Coordinator Award, 2014
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2012-2017
  • Mission recognition, United Methodist Church, General Board of Global Ministries, 2008
  • State Attorney's Distinguished Service Award, 2005 
  • Honored as a Community Woman of Note, Clay County Line, 2005 


  • Governor's task forces on Domestic Fatality and Sexual Predator Protocol, 2003-2004
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Texas Christian University, B.A., 1990
  • State Bar of Florida, 1993
  • State Bar of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Speeches & Publications
  • Moderator, Judiciary Panel, Ethical Considerations for In-House Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas writing award for Best Series of Articles
  • Executive Producer, "Death Blow" – an award-winning documentary film designed to prevent teen violence
  • Instructor and Advisor, "Safe Sanctuaries: Child Protection for the United Methodist Church"
  • Co-Author, "Developing or Refreshing a Pro Bono Program for Volunteer Attorneys in the Private Bar," LegalFront, State Bar of Texas e-Newsletter
Shauna Wright Named Fort Worth Magazine 2020 Top Attorney in Civil Law & Litigation