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R. Thompson (“Tom”) Wright

Greensboro / Triad Corporate, Civil Trial Lawyer

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Commercial & Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Creditor’s Rights & Collections
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Will, Estates and Trust

Tom Wright is a member of the firm practicing 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 is an AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Lawyer at Martindale-Hubbell.

Tom graduated from Haverford College with a 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, Haverford College and the Rotary Club. Mr. Wright joined the firm in 1975.



Haverford College

  • B.A. 1972
    • University of North Carolina
  • J.D. 1975
  • with honors
  • Order of the Coif

Professional Recognition:

  • AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed 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 & Associations:

  • 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 Service & 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 Committee (member of numerous committees)
    • Habitat for Humanity (bar has done approximately 7)
    • 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:

  • Friends Home, Inc., since 1985
    • Assisted care and independent living services for the elderly
    • 30 years service
    • Board Member
    • Chair of Finance Committee
    • Past Chairman (15 years)
  • Choral Society of Greensboro
    • Singer
    • Past Board Member and Officer
    • Past President (held position several times)
  • Bel Canto Company
    • Chorus
    • Board Member
    • Treasurer/Officer
  • New Garden Cemetery Association, Inc.
    • Current President
    • Board Member
    • +15 years of service
  • North Carolina Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Trustee
  • Haverford College
    • 1972 graduate
    • Advisory Board of Corporation
    • Corporation Member
  • Rotary Club (1997 – member, former director)
  • New Garden Friends Meeting
    • Treasurer, 2016-present