New partners skilled in trial and appellate work

HOUSTON - Wright Close & Barger LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Cathey and Andrew Nelson have been named partners in the appellate and civil litigation firm, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

"These lawyers have demonstrated their talent and perseverance in tackling challenging cases and finding the best solutions for our clients," said firm co-founder Tom Wright.

Mr. Cathey joined the firm as an associate last year following clerkships with the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court, along with stints at other law firms. He handles a variety of complex commercial and appellate litigation, especially involving energy, construction and transportation clients. Mr. Cathey has the distinction of earning the highest score on the Texas Bar Exam in 2012. His law degree is from the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Nelson is experienced at both trial and appellate work. He handles a diverse array of cases including first-party property insurance coverage disputes, trademark and trade secret litigation, personal injury and wrongful death defense, and other general commercial litigation. He has also briefed and argued several cases before the intermediate Texas courts of appeals. Mr. Nelson is an honors graduate and was valedictorian of the 2010 graduating class of the South Texas College of Law.

With its formidable bench of appellate and trial lawyers, Wright Close & Barger has earned recognition for five years in a row as one of the nation's top firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. Eight of the firm's lawyers are featured in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America guide.

Wright Close & Barger LLP is a Houston-based civil trial and appellate firm handling complex trial and appeals work for clients across Texas. The firm's team of experienced attorneys 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, and trust and estate litigation, among others. Wright Close & Barger also assists 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 http://www.wrightclosebarger.com.