Wright Close & Barger Attorneys Earn Texas Super Lawyers and Lawdragon Honors


Wright Close & Barger is pleased to announce that firm attorneys have earned recognition in two well respected legal listings – the 2023 list of Texas Super Lawyers and Lawdragon’s list of 500 Leading Litigators in America.

Ten WCB attorneys have been named Texas Super Lawyers, including name partners Thomas Wright, Howard Close and Jessica Barger. Partner Raffi Melkonian also earned recognition as one of the Top 100 appellate lawyers in Houston.

The firm partners named to the 2023 Texas Super Lawyers list include:

Honorees are chosen using a multiphase process that includes peer nominations and evaluations, along with independent research.

Lawdragon Leading Litigators

Seven Wright Close & Barger partners have been named to Lawdragon’s list of 500 Leading Litigators in America, a listing of attorneys Lawdragon describes as “the advisors you want to send into battle.”

Wright Close & Barger partners honored by Lawdragon include:

  • Thomas Wright – Appellate practice
  • Howard Close – Commercial litigation
  • Jessica Z. Barger – Appellate practice
  • Wanda McKee Fowler – Appellate practice
  • Eva Guzman – Appellate practice
  • Russ Hollenbeck – Appellate practice
  • Raffi Melkonian – Appellate practice

Leading Litigators honorees represent corporations and other entities in cases involving antitrust; financial and securities litigation; intellectual property; commercial; real estate; M&A and chancery; cybersecurity and data privacy, and white collar and investigations.

Honorees are selected based on journalistic research, open nominations and Lawdragon’s rigorous vetting process. View the complete Lawdragon list of 500 Leading Litigators in America here.