Brian Cathey, Matthew Davis bring appeals court, oil & gas litigation experience                                                                                   

HOUSTON – Houston-based civil trial and appellate firm Wright & Close LLP is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Brian Cathey and Matthew Davis, whose talents will bolster the firm’s already formidable practice. 

“We are excited to have these exceptional young lawyers join us,” said founding partner Thomas C. Wright. “Their experience is an excellent fit for our firm and will further enhance our client service in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including oil and gas work.”  

Wright & Close is ranked for its appellate and trial work on the Best Law Firms list by U.S. News-Best Lawyers. To learn more about the firm’s lawyers, visit

Mr. Cathey is a former Texas Supreme Court and 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals clerk, offering a unique perspective in a range of legal issues from sophisticated securities matters to international arbitration. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2010 and is admitted to practice in Texas and New York. He has the distinction of earning the highest score on the February 2012 Texas Bar Exam.

Mr. Davis joins the firm from Porter & Hedges LLP and was a judicial intern in state and federal appeals and district courts. He represents clients in business and complex commercial litigation involving oil and gas and construction in both state and federal courts. He graduated summa cum laude from South Texas College of Law Houston in 2014.

“These young attorneys join this firm with distinguished backgrounds, and I know clients will appreciate the legal perspective they bring. Their extraordinary skills make them outstanding additions to the firm,” said firm co-founder Howard L. Close.

About Wright & Close LLP

Wright & Close LLP is a Houston-based civil trial and appellate firm handling complex trial and appeals work for clients across Texas. Our lawyers have a track record for achieving favorable resolutions in cases involving catastrophic personal injury, insurance coverage, intellectual property, oil and gas, product defects, commercial disputes, arbitration and mediation, trade secrets, trust and estate litigation, among others. We also assist with pretrial motions, special evidence problems, challenges to expert witnesses, and the critical work on the court’s charge to the jury. To learn more, visit

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