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Josh J. Wright

Managing Partner
Former President of Alabama Trial Lawyers
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Phone: (205) 324-3600
Toll Free: (844) 529-8255
Fax: (205) 324-3636

2201 Morris Ave
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Notable Verdicts, Settlements and Awards
  • Past President, Alabama Trial Lawyers' Association (ALAJ)
  • Past President, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation (ACJF)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Recognition, 16 years
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Business Alabama Magazine's Top Attorneys in Alabama
  • Birmingham Business Journal, Birmingham's Top Small Business CEO
  • Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders in Birmingham
  • Appointment to Regional Advisory Committee, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
AV Preeminent
Super Lawyers Josh J. Wright 15 Years
Super Lawyers 2023 Josh J. Wright
America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
Best of the Best Attorneys

Mr. Wright is responsible for recovering and litigating cases with substantial results, to include some of these notable cases: a $22 million result in a product liability suit; a $17.3 million award in a commercial business dispute case, a $10 million verdict in a product liability case; a $7.6 million result in a commercial vehicle case; a $7.5 million result in a breach of contract case; a $5.5 million result in a commercial case; a $3.76 million verdict in a pool drowning case; a $3.3 million result in an industrial accident case; a $3 million result in a trucking case; a $2.2 million result in a convenience store death case, etc.*

Mr. Wright is ranked AV Preeminent by his legal peers and judges by Martindale-Hubbell, a Lexis-Nexis Corporation. His ranking is listed as a 5 out of 5 in the criteria of general ethical standards. Josh was honored by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham's Top 40 Under 40, a group of top professionals under the age of 40 years old in the Birmingham, Alabama area. And, he was honored recently as one of Alabama's 12 "Champions for Justice" for the Alabama Association for Justice, where he has served as the President. Josh was selected by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham's Top Small Business CEOs. Moreover, Josh has been selected as one of Alabama's Super Lawyers each year since 2009, and has been selected as one of the Top Attorneys in Alabama by Business Alabama Magazine since 2009. Recently, Josh was selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury, by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, and was recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top plaintiff lawyers in America. Josh was awarded as America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys (2019), America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (2019), and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013).

Areas of Practice

Mr. Wright focuses on the following type cases: wrongful death, dram shop, personal injury, industrial accidents, products and pharmaceutical.

TV Appearances

Josh is a regular guest on talk shows and local television in the State of Alabama. He has hosted a weekly television talk show for 10 years on Sunday nights on NBC13 called The Attorneys. Information about that show can be found here. Josh is also a guest host on NBC13's Daytime Alabama each Friday afternoon. He has appeared on CBS42 to answer legal questions related to potential football ticket forgery, and answered questions on Cocaine Federal Sentencing Guideline changes. Josh has appeared on LawCall on WBRC Fox6 regarding Alcohol Liability, and Josh also appeared as a legal expert on CBS 42 for a show called "After the Storm" -- discussing various legal topics relevant to tornadoes in Alabama. Mr. Wright was also featured in the Alumni Spotlight of the April 2011 edition of Tiger Tales, an Auburn University publication. Click here to view Josh's Auburn story.


Mr. Wright is from the Atlanta, Georgia area and received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. While in law school, Mr. Wright was a member of the Order of Barristers, University of Alabama National Moot Court Team and John A. Campbell Moot Court Board. Mr. Wright was a recipient of the Corpus Juris Secundum Academic Excellence Award and the Edward M. Friend Outstanding Oral Advocacy Award while at the University of Alabama. He also served as a Senior Editor of the Alabama Law & Psychology Review and received the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Medal for Excellence in oral advocacy at the National Moot Court Competition.

Mr. Wright received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. While at Auburn, Mr. Wright was selected as a member of the Spade Honor Society and served as President of the Interfraternity Council.

  • Fully Evaluating Industrial Accident Cases Could Be Worth the Effort—a look at Alabama Co-Employee (c)(2) Litigation, presented to the Solo and Small Firm Section Monthly CLE for the Alabama Trial Lawyers, January 10, 2024.
  • The New Alabama Dram Shop Act & How to Protect Drunk Driving Victims, presented to the South Alabama Trial Lawyers, Mobile Alabama, October 18, 2023.
  • Protecting Drunk Driving Victims Under the New Alabama Dram Shop Act, presented to the Alabama Trial Lawyer's Emerging Leaders Section, Birmingham, Alabama, September 27, 2023.
  • Update on Co-Employee Laws in Alabama, presented at Alabama Trial Lawyers Lunch & Learn CLE, Homewood, Alabama, August 17, 2023.
  • Recent Changes to Alabama's Longstanding Dram Shop Act (alcohol injury claims), and How Drunk Drivers and Retail Bars Just Won a Small Battle Over Drunk Driving Victims?, presented via a blog as a practice-specific topic, July 28, 2023.
  • Co-Employee (c)(2) Litigation is Alive and Well in Alabama, presented at ALAJ Mid-Winter CLE Conference, Birmingham, AL, February 16, 2023.
  • Post-COVID Jury Verdicts ... What's Going on?, presented via a blog as a practice-specific topic, June 15, 2022.
  • Co-Employee Litigation is not Dead in Alabama, presented via a blog as a practice-specific topic, December 7, 2021.
  • Playing nice in the legal sandbox. Common interests and funding the Court. Presented at the Alabama Defense Lawyers' Association Annual Convention in San Destin, Florida, June 20, 2015.
  • Pool and Aquatic Related Injuries – Know the Law so you Don’t Sink. Presented at the Southern Trial Lawyers’ Association Annual Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 8, 2013.
  • Alabama Product Liability Law, presented at October 28, 2011 Dauber, Products & How the 2011 Legislative Session Affects Your Practice Seminar, Huntsville Alabama.
  • Senate Bill 184, Changes to Alabama's Product Liability Laws, presented at August 26, 2011, ALAJ Big Changes Seminar, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Senate Bills 207 and 59, Changes to Alabama's Post Judgment Interest and Statute of Repose , presented at August 26, 2011, ALAJ Big Changes Seminar, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Alabama Law Call, Host on WBRC FOX 6 Television, October 31, 2010. Mr. Wright presented views on the current status of Alabama's liquor liability laws, and how restaurants, bars and convenience stores can be held responsible for irresponsible actions.
  • After the Storm: Insurance Tips for Tornado Victims. Host on CBS Channel 42, Sunday May 1, 2011, to discuss various legal issues pertaining to storm victims. A link to the show can be found here.
  • "Got Beer?" How Alcohol Providers Better Ask "Have You Had Too Much?" Presented at Alabama Association for Justice 2010 Mid-Winter Seminar, Birmingham, Alabama, January 2010
  • Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board of Directors (January 2009 Board Meeting). Mr. Wright lobbied the Board for stricter rules and regulations - requiring bars, restaurants and convenience stores across the State of Alabama to obtain more insurance -- that would protect Alabama citizens from drunk drivers. His work changed two Alabama ABC regulations in January 2010, including the elimination of "eroding" limits (i.e., allowed defendants to bill their costs of defense against the insurance available to a drunk driving victim), and requiring insurance companies to notify the ABC Board if they plan to cancel liquor liability insurance for non-payment of premiums.
  • The Commercial Arbitration Marketplace: Turning a Commercial Dispute into an Arbitration Award , presented at 2006 ATLA Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, July 2006.
  • Post-Arbitration Award Confirmation, Enforcement and/or Appeal , presented at Hot Topics Seminar, Wynfrey Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama, December 8, 2005.
  • Multiplying Insurance Coverage: Applying the Definition of "Occurrence" to Obtain More Coverage in Your Client's Motor Vehicle Collision Case, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, TRIAL Magazine, December, 2005.
Professional Associations / Affiliations

Mr. Wright is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the Alabama Association for Justice, formerly known as the Alabama Trial Lawyers' Association. In June 2015, Josh was elected as the 62nd President of ALAJ, and will serve in that capacity until June 2016. Prior to being elected as its President, Josh served as the President Elect and Vice President. Josh was elected in 2010 to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation (ACJF), and was elected as President for that group in June 2014. The ACJF manages and directs state trust account IOLTA monies to various charitable organizations serving disadvantaged, disabled and at risk families and children. Josh served as the president until June 2015.

Personal Profile

Wife Natalie; Son Paulson; Daughter Lillie; Son Parker. Josh and Natalie regularly attend Church of the Highlands with their family. Josh is a basketball, football and baseball coach with his children and has coached more than 50 youth teams. He has also served as a "big brother" for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham in past years.

*These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Client Reviews
"I, along with dad and family, want to thank your law firm for all that you did for us in representing my dad in his case. We were very satisfied with the settlement and the overall efforts by your firm. We also think that you and your staff made the process seem calm and smooth, yet professional. We could not have asked for a better attorney -- we would recommend you and your firm to anyone needing your expertise. Thanks so much for everything!!!" D. Hayes and C. Griffin, Clay County, AL
"Mr. Clay, I want to express my gratitude to you for agreeing to take my case. I know that I contacted your law firm with a fast approaching statute of limitations and some really significant challenges in proving my case. Thanks for the time, work, research and energy that you put into my case and for helping achieve a successful outcome. Peace and blessings to you and your family." V. Daniel, Philadelphia, PA
"The team at Hollis Wright were there for my husband when no one else would take his case. Not only did he work hard and recover money that we were owed. Without the help of Hollis Wright, we couldn't have afforded the care my husband needed and I would have lost him much sooner. We'll always consider you a part of the family." Donna B. Jemison, AL