Lawrence D. Wright


B.S., cum laude, Juniata College

J.D., with honors, Duke University School of Law

Admitted to:

Pennsylvania State Bar

New Jersey State Bar

District of Columbia Bar

Colorado State Bar

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Lawrence D. Wright

Lawrence D. Wright

Law Wright is a founding partner of Wright & O’Donnell. Mr. Wright was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania, but has lived in the Philadelphia area since 1986. Much of his free time is spent flying. He has been flying for over 30 years, and owns a vintage Beechcraft Travel Air. Mr. Wright is also actively involved in animal welfare issues, including legislation and other efforts to promote spay and neuter programs throughout the Eastern seaboard. A great deal of his free time is also spent volunteering to fly sick animals to places for necessary veterinary care, and homeless animals from “high kill” shelters to other areas of the country where they are more likely to be adopted.

Mr. Wright’s practice areas include: general liability, product liability, civil rights, insurance coverage, insurance fraud, insurance bad faith, aviation, maritime, and trucking litigation, liquor liability, professional liability, subrogation, and employment law.

Reported Decisions

Sinclair v. Soniform, et al., 935 F.2d 599 (3d Cir. 1991); Williams v. Gleneagle Ship Management Co., Inc., 1991 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14497 (E.D. Pa. 1991); Somenski, et al. v. Companhia de Navegacio Lloyd Brasileiro, et al., 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6565, 1992 A.M.C. 2209 (E.D. Pa. 1992); Nazzario v. Lantis Corporation, 1993 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3042 (E.D. Pa. 1993); Turpin v. Marriott Corporation, et al., 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14311 (E.D. Pa. 1994); Hannum v. Marriott International, et al., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20794 (E.D. Pa. 1997); Parker v. Shefsko, et al., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5876 (E.D. Pa. 1999); Sun Company, Inc. et al. v. Brown & Root, Braun, Inc., et al., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17765 (E.D. Pa. 2000); Canal Insurance Co. v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, No. 03-2333 (E.D. Pa. filed August 25, 2004); Canal Insurance Co. v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, No. 04-3714, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 2014 (3d Cir. filed January 27, 2006); Markel International Insurance Company, Ltd. v. Centex Homes, LLC, No. 05-3540, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4780 (D.N.J. February 1, 2006); America S/A Frutas E Alimentos v. M/V CAP SAN RAFAEL, et al., 426 F. Supp. 2d 312 (E.D. Pa. 2006); Western Metal Bed v. Lexington Ins. Co., et al., 2007 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 340 (J. Moss 11/26/07) (suppl. op.); Western Metal Bed v. Lexington Ins. Co., et al., 2007 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 240 (J. Bernstein 8/29/07) aff’d w/o op., 963 A. 2d 581 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2008); Alea London Ltd. v. Woodlake Mgmt., et al., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2409 (E.D. Pa. 2009); Schwarz & Schwarz of Virginia, LLC, et al. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London who Subscribed to Policy Number NC959, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121566 (W.D. Va. December 29, 2009).

Other Experiences, Licenses, Certifications

Certified Commercial Pilot, Single & Multi-Engine (Land), and Instrument Rated

NAUI & PADI certified in SCUBA diving

Animal Rescue Flights, Pilot


Aviation Insurance Association

National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO)

Lawyer Pilot Bar Association

Maritime Law Association of the United States

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Association for Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy

Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

Defense Research Institute

Loss Executives Association (LEA)