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Isaac Wright
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Professional Summary
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Director Mar 2003Present Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee, P.C. Houston, Tx
  • Trial and arbitration experience, throughout the US and internationally.   Representative matters include:
  • Counsel for non-destructive examination contractor in lawsuit with pipeline operator arising out of the remediation of a 31 mile natural gas pipeline in Ohio and Indiana — amount in controversy approximately $60,000,000; length of jury trial — approximately 5 weeks.
  • Represented international chemical company in defense of contractor's delay, productivity and other claims arising out of construction of air separation plant – the revised claim was alleged to be approximately $11,000,000, exclusive of fees and costs; length of arbitration hearing — approximately 2 months.
  • Have handled numerous multi-million dollar disputes to resolution.
  • Responsible for handling, managing and participation in all aspects of litigation.  This includes all phases of discovery, motion practice, trial preparation and trial or arbitration.  
  • Responsible for managing teams of lawyers and paralegals of varying sizes, and at multiple locations for document review, document collection and production, as well as through the various phases of discovery, trial preparation and trial or arbitration.  
  • Work with in house counsel or clients to timely implement legal holds, distribute preservation notices, identify types and sources of potentially responsive materials, preserve, collect, review and produce such materials.
  • Responsible for taking the initiative to lead and guide legal team as to litigation matters, while addressing concerns raised by client representatives. Prepare periodic status reports and regularly update client with real time matter status information.
  • Responsible for development of and implementation of case strategy; development and management of litigation plan and budget.  Coordination and consultation with client, in house counsel and/or insurance representatives, as appropriate.
  • Retention and management of experts, as needed, and management of same.

 

Associate Aug 1997Mar 2003 Brewer & Pritchard, P.C. Houston, Tx

1st and 2nd Chair trial and arbitration experience.

Responsible for handling all aspects of discovery, depositions, motion practice,  hearings, trial preparation and trial or arbitration.

Responsible for reporting and communications with client, in house counsel and/or insurance company.


Responsible for litigation budgeting and management.


Contract Attorney Nov 1996Aug 1997 Funderburk & Funderburk Houston , Tx

Handled silicosis and construction cases.  Worked on  discovery,  taking and defending depositions and motion practice. 

Education
J.D.: Law May 1996 Creighton University School of Law Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science May 1993 California State University at Fresno Fresno, CA
Affiliations
  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Construction Sections)
  • Houston Bar Association (Litigation and Construction Sections)
  • Houston Chapter of the Association of General Contractors
  • American Bar Association (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and The Fidelity and Surety Law Committee)
  • Association of Women Attorneys (Former Member of the Board of Directors and former Chair of the Judicial Reception Committee)
  • AWA Foundation (Former Chair and former member of Board)
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, National Women Trial Lawyers
  • Member, State Bar of Texas standing committee on Public Affairs (Term 2007-2010)
  • Member, NAWIC
  • Member, National Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Women Contractor's Association, Houston Chapter
  • Awards
    • Voted “Rising
      Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine (2006-2010).
    • Named “Texas' Top
      100 Trial Lawyers” by National Trial Lawyers (2011-2015)
    • Voted “Top
      Professional on the Fast Track” and “Top Lawyer” in Houston's H Magazine
      (2010-2015). 
    • Recognized by the National Women Trial
      Lawyers (2013-2015).
    Publications
    •“Social Media & Legal Consequences of Modern Communication,” presented as part of the e-discovery speaker series courtesy of Driven, Inc., Houston, 2015
    •“Avoiding E-Disasters – Practical Guidance for Electronic Data Management and the E-Discovery Process,” 25th Annual Construction Law Conference – San Antonio, Texas
    •“Owners & Contractors, Are You Protected?” Texas CEO Magazine
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    Previous Companies:

    • Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee
    • PC
    • Brewer & Pritchard

    Previous Job Positions:

    • Director
    • Associate
    • Contract Attorney

    Schools:

    • Creighton University School of Law
    • California State University at Fresno

    Level of Education:

    • J.D.
    • Bachelor of Arts

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