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William R. Wright

William R. Wright

Wright, Gregg & Proctor, PA
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law
  • Mississippi
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Summary

William is an experienced and accomplished Attorney at Wright Gregg & Proctor, P.A. His practice Is dedicated to Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Property Division, Marital Contracts, and International Child Abduction. William also mediates Family Law cases.

William received a B.B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Army with the 1st Infantry Division from 1970 to 1972. William earned his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1974.

William is admitted to practice in Mississippi, the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for Southern & Northern Districts of Mississippi. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar, and the Capital Area Bar Association. William is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.

William has been recognized with a multitude of awards. He has been honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Top 50 Lawyers in Mississippi, Super Lawyers in Family Law, and Top 50 Lawyers in Mississippi. Additionally, he was named one of the 100 Top Lawyers in America by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

William was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He is dedicated to community service, having served on the Board of Directors of YMCA of Metropolitan Jackson, Downtown YMCA, USM Foundation, The Shepherd's Staff Counseling Center, Neighborhood Christian Center, and the Covenant Presbyterian Preschool. He is married to DeAnn Hall Wright and they have two daughters, Julia and Anna. The Wrights attend First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Prenuptial/Antenuptial Agreements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Mississippi
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5th Circuit
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U.S. District Court for Northern Districts of Mississippi
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U.S. District Court for Southern Districts of Mississippi
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
President, Attorney
Wright, Gregg & Proctor, PA
- Current
Education
The University of Mississippi School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Law Journal: Business Manager, Mississippi Law Journal, 1973 - 1974
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University of Southern Mississippi
MBA
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University of Southern Mississippi
B.B.A. | Business Administration
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America, Family Law
Best Lawyers in America
2001-Present, Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and 2018
Top 50 Lawyers in Mississipi
Mid-South SuperLawyers
2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
SuperLawyer in Family Law
Mid South SuperLawyers
2007-2011
Top 50 Lawyers in Mississippi
Mississippi Business Journal
2010
Professionalism Award
Capital Area Bar Association
2015
Professional Associations
Capital Area Bar Association, Family Law Section
Chair
Current
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American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Member
- Current
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International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Leadership Jackson
Member
- Current
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The Mississippi Bar, Family Law Section
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Random Tax Tips for Family Lawyers
The Mississippi Lawyer
My Friend, the Judge
The Matrimonial Strategist (LJN)
Love Affairs and Long-Arm Statutes
The Matrimonial Strategist (LJN)
Who is 'Any Person' Anyway? The Reach of the Federal Wiretapping Act Inside the Home
The Matrimonial Strategist (LJN)
Court Declares the Wisdom of the Plan Documents Rule
The Matrimonial Strategist (LJN)
Websites & Blogs
Website
William R. Wright's Website Profile
Website
Wright, Gregg & Proctor, PA Website
Contact & Map
Wright, Gregg & Proctor, PA
1062 Highland Colony Pkwy
#250
Ridgeland, MS 39157
USA
Telephone: (601) 366-8090
Fax: (601) 366-3080