R. Thompson ("Tom") Wright

Tom Wright practices in the areas of environmental litigation, employment law, personal injury, real estate and construction litigation, and estates and trust litigation. He represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before federal and state administrative agencies. Tom advises clients in corporate, environmental and real estate matters and handles transactional matters for a variety individuals and corporations. He also engages in probate of substantial wills, trusts and estate planning practice. He is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer at Martindale-Hubbell.

Tom graduated from Haverford College with an A.B. in Political Science. In 1975, he received his J.D. with honors from the Law School of the University of North Carolina, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association and Greensboro Bar Association. He has served on the Appellate Rules Study Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association, as well as on numerous non-profit boards of civic, service and arts organizations, including Friends Homes, Inc., the Choral Society of Greensboro, Bel Canto Company, the New Garden Cemetery Association, Inc., the North Carolina Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Fiduciary Corporation, New Garden Friends Meeting, Haverford College and the Rotary Club. Mr. Wright joined the firm in 1975.

Areas of Practice

AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer

(336) 379-1390

Contact Me – tom.wright@hillevans.com

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Haverford College

  • B.A., 1972

University of North Carolina

  • J.D. with honors, 1975
  • Order of the Coif

Professional Recognition:

  • AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell


  • North Carolina State Bar, 1975
  • United States Supreme Court, 2002
  • United States District Court, Eastern District North Carolina, 2001
  • United States District Court, Middle District North Carolina, 1975
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992
  • Federal Court of Appeals, 2006

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • NC Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • 18th Judicial District Bar
  • NC Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute

Employment History:

  • Hill Evans Jordan & Beatty, since 1975

Professional Dedication:

North Carolina Bar Association

  • Appellate Rules Study Committee, (1986 - 1992)
  • Administration of Justice Committee, (1990-1993)
  • Litigation Section
  • Business Law Section
  • Environmental Law Section
  • Real Property Section

Greensboro Bar Association

  • Former member of numerous committees
  • Habitat for Humanity (GBA has completed approximately Habitat houses)
  • Former Treasurer

American Bar Association

  • Litigation Section
  • Business Law Section
  • Environmental Law Section
  • Real Property Section
  • Manufacturer's Liability Committee
  • Tax and Probate Committee

Community Engagement:

Haverford College

  • 1972 graduate
  • Advisory Board of Corporation
  • Corporation Member

Rotary Club (1997 - member, former director)

New Garden Friends Meeting

  • Treasurer, 2016-present

New Garden Cemetery Association, Inc.

  • Current President
  • Board Member
  • +15 years of service

North Carolina Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Trustee

Choral Society of Greensboro

  • Singer
  • Past Board Member and Officer
  • Past President (held position several times)

Bel Canto Company

  • Chorus
  • Board Member
  • Treasurer/Officer