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Sandra L. Wright

Attorney and Partner

Licensed to practice law in Michigan and Illinois

Education

 J.D. – University of Michigan Law School (1992)

            Rockwell T. Gust Advocacy Award

  Legal Writing and Advocacy Book Award

Experience

Ms. Wright heads the firm’s appellate practice. She has extensive experience in commercial litigation in the trial and appellate courts. Her practice includes construction law, employment law, management-side labor and ERISA law, insurance coverage law, and products liability law in state and federal courts.

Ms. Wright was previously affiliated with Secrest Wardle where she focused her practice on insurance coverage litigation. She also practiced in Chicago for 4 ½ years, litigating cases involving products liability, insurance declaratory judgments, professional liability (attorney and medical malpractice), civil rights law and class action litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Ms. Wright has taught courses in legal research, writing and advocacy at Michigan State University College of Law.

Ms. Wright has served on the PTO Board and the School Committee at St. Lawrence Elementary School in Utica, Michigan.  She also coaches the state and national championship St. Lawrence Academic Games teams.  Each year, she assists third grade students in a mock trial of Pigs v. Big Bad Wolf at St. Lawrence Elementary School in Utica, Michigan.

Professional Associations

  • Member, Michigan Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Modern Language Association
  • Member, Legal Writing Institute

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Sixth and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Presentations and Activities

  • Presenter, Annual Lecture on Appellate Argument Techniques, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Presenter, “Effectiveness of Peer Reviews to Teach Revision and Editing Skills to Law Students,” Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute
  • Presenter, “Bar Examination Techniques,” Michigan State University College of Law
  • Presenter, Seminar on Civility and the Law, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Judge, University of Michigan Law School Campbell Moot Court Competition
  • Judge, Michigan State University College of Law Moot Court Competition
  • Judge, International Law Moot Court Competition