Some “litigation” lawyers never see the inside of a courtroom. Not so at Wright Close & Barger. We handle complex civil trial and appellate matters for clients across the state, who call upon our extensive expertise to achieve favorable resolutions in cases involving catastrophic personal injury, insurance coverage, intellectual property, trade secrets, oil and gas, product defects, commercial disputes, arbitration and mediation, and employment discrimination, among others. We also assist other firms and attorneys with pre-trial motions, special evidence problems, challenges to expert witnesses, and the critical work on the court’s charge to the jury.
Wright Close & Barger’s breadth of experience gives us the ability to understand which paths are important to pursue and which are unlikely to be fruitful. Our firm’s philosophy is that experience, skill, and tenacity, properly applied, will yield outstanding results. This philosophy is brought to bear on every case, saving our clients time and money. Our team has the ability to take complex—often extremely complex—cases and boil them down to essentials that can be presented concisely to a judge or a jury in the limited time typically allowed at a trial or an oral argument. “You can be an expert in any number of things, but if you can’t find some common ground in communicating it to a jury, then all of your knowledge about a case is basically useless,” says partner Thomas C. Wright.
The firm’s diversity of experience provides the depth required for its wide range of successes. Tom Wright, Howard Close, and Jessica Barger have tried and appealed complex cases all across Texas for more than 30 years. Our team is hand-picked from among the best and the brightest, and their accolades confirm their abilities.
Eight of our firm’s members are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Civil Trial Law: Thomas Wright, Howard Close, Randy Owens. Civil Appellate Law: Thomas Wright, Russ Hollenbeck, Brad Snead, Jessica Zavadil Barger, Jim Marrow, Rachel Stinson), and several members including our founding partners have been selected by their peers as among The Best Lawyers in America® for 2021 (Tom Wright, Howard Close, Jessica Barger, Randall Owens, Wanda McKee Fowler, Russ Hollenbeck, Kenneth Fair, Raffi Melkonian, Brad Snead, and Justin Campbell). Wright Close & Barger is ranked among the Best Law Firms® in 2021 with a National Tier 1 ranking in Appellate Practice and Tier 1 rankings in Houston for Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Defense, by U.S. News & World Report. Best Lawyers® and Best Law Firms® are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC.
Wright Close & Barger, LLP is a limited liability partnership registered under the laws of Texas.