“The most interesting thing about being an attorney is the challenge of overcoming obstacles, and the satisfaction that comes from achieving a client’s goals.”
Mr. Wright is Board-Certified in City, County & Local Government law, a designation by the Florida Bar that recognizes special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in this area. Mr. Wright represents private property owners, associations, and investors in addressing land use and permitting concerns, particularly as they impact property value and investment decision-making. He also specializes in working through the complex challenges presented by local government regulation of land use. His expertise includes Florida’s Sunshine Law and Public Records Law, and all matters involving city, county, and local governments, special districts, and community development districts.
“Spending a decade as an attorney and enforcement director in county government has given me a unique perspective and ability to hone in on issues involving local government regulation and enforcement.”
Mr. Wright has been deeply involved in growth management and comprehensive planning issues throughout Florida. He was a member of the Florida Association of County Attorneys’ statewide Growth Management Committee from its inception in 2009, and provided critical input on growth management legislation, referenda, and reform. He has served as committee counsel to the Collier County Rural Lands Stewardship Area Review Committee, and as an Assistant County Attorney on growth management matters.
Mr. Wright considers his greatest professional achievement to be successfully defending his county against controversial claims brought under the Florida Land Use and Dispute Resolution (FLUEDRA) and the Bert Harris Act.
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1996
University of Florida, B.A., 1992
The Florida Bar, 2006
Colorado Bar, 1998
United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, District of Colorado
Florida Association of Counties, Statewide Growth Management Committee, 2009-2013
Florida Association of Counties Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Legal Task Force, 2010
Collier County Bar Association, 2006
Florida Association of County Attorneys, member, 2006-2013
Florida Association of Code Enforcement, member, 2013-2015
HONORS, AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Board Certification in City, County & Local Government Law, 2011-present
Growth Management Committee Writing Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2009
Deepwater Horizon Legal Task Force, Appreciation Award, 2011
Faculty of Federal Advocates, Raymond Micklewright Professionalism Award, 2004
American Law of Mining, Legal and Other Planning Considerations, 1998
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