Shauna J. Wright

BIOGRAPHY

Shauna Wright is a partner and co-chairs the firm’s Litigation practice group. Ms. Wright represents corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of business litigation in state and federal courts involving real estate, transportation, oil and gas, employment, antitrust, aviation and other matters. She is an experienced litigator and has prevailed as lead counsel in over 130 jury trials. Ms. Wright has significant hands-on experience solving complex conflicts in high-profile settings and has the litigation, public policy, and communications skills to manage crisis on multiple fronts. In addition, she is skilled at directing internal investigations, crisis management, media relations, and other enforcement proceedings.

Ms. Wright is a qualified mediator and serves as a creative and diligent resource for litigants. With her experience, she counsels clients in resolving disputes and minimizing costly litigation and risk. She has combined skill and organization with excellent results in summary disposition and jury trials in the courtroom.

Throughout her career, Ms. Wright has served as a legal advisor to a wide range of clients, including crime victims, governmental agencies, political bodies, the Grand Jury, nonprofit organizations, and law enforcement agencies. During her husband’s tenure in the U.S. Navy, she worked as a prosecutor for the State of Florida, where she held notable roles such as the Director of the Clay County State Attorney’s Office and Chief of the Special Victims Unit. In these positions, she handled homicide cases from crime scene investigation through trial, bringing a unique background that combines tenacity, advocacy, and expertise in managing sensitive issues.

Ms. Wright is highly sought-after as a speaker on topics such as trial practice, trial preparation, expert testimony, crisis investigation, child witnesses, and violence against women and children. Additionally, she offers her legal counsel to churches on various matters, including child protection. Notably, she served as the firm’s Pro Bono Coordinator for a decade, exemplifying her commitment to giving back to the community.

Wright and her husband are both native Texans and live in Keller with their three children.

EXPERIENCE AND HIGHLIGHTS
  • Represents businesses and individuals in a variety of disputes and litigation matters
  • Twenty-five years’ experience facilitating resolutions in litigation
  • Represents brokers, firms, and investors in FINRA proceedings and securities litigation
  • Regularly advises companies, boards of directors, and individuals facing high-stakes investigations by the DOJ, SEC, and other regulators
  • Counsels clients on sensitive internal investigations
  • Defends and advises commercial developers in a variety of matters
  • Defends professionals in administrative proceedings
  • Mediator’s Training Course, Learn from the Masters, Qualified Mediator under CPRC § 154.052
  • Lead counsel in 130+ jury trials
AFFILIATIONS
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
    • District 7 Nominating Committee
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Military Spouse J.D. Network (MSJDN)
  • The Women’s Center, Board of Directors, 2016-2021
  • Texas Association of School Boards Texas Council of School Attorneys, 2012-2014
  • Keller ISD Education Foundation, Advisory Board, 2015-2018
  • National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, 2012-2014
  • 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
  • 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 
HONORS
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2020-2022
    • Civil Litigation | Defense
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine
    • Arbitration and Mediation, 2018-2023
    • Civil Law | Litigation, 2017
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine
    • Commercial Litigation, 2022, 2023
    • Civil Law | Litigation, 2012-2021
  • Keller ISD Education Foundation 2021 Spark Award for 8 years of exceptional volunteer service and leadership
  • Tarrant Volunteer Attorney Services Pro Bono Attorney Mentor Award, Tarrant County Bar Association, 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 

APPOINTMENT

  • Governor’s task forces on Domestic Fatality and Sexual Predator Protocol, 2003-2004
EDUCATION
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Texas Christian University, B.A., 1990
ADMISSIONS
  • 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
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow