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Matt Wright of the Wright Law Firm, P.C. – Lawyer Matt

Practice Areas

Matt’s firm focuses on Personal Injury & Wrongful Death claims, Car Accidents, DUI Defense, Life Insurance, and Probate law.  However, Matt can help clients with a litany of other legal needs including; Real Estate, and Business matters.  Matt works with individuals and businesses alike. No client, or case, is too big or too small.

No matter what the legal issue may be, the Wright Law Firm, can help you.  As Matt continually says “it’s not just your case, it’s your life”.

Matt Wright Attorney at Law


When a client calls The Wright Law Firm, P.C. they will speak with Matt; not a paralegal, secretary, or an associate.  Matt Wright will be the attorney on the case.  He takes pride in delivering excellence and gives each client the thorough, customized, and individual attention they deserve.

At the Wright Law Firm, P.C. clients receive all the benefits and personal attention of a small firm whilst being offered the broad base of options that are typical of larger legal firms or partnerships without the hassle, costs, and red tape of large firms. Over the years, Matt and the Wright Law Firm, P.C. have handled millions of dollars in settlements, cases, and real estate matters.

Attorney Matt Wright at the Wright Law Firm. P.C. is conscientious to take all legal steps necessary to ensure that his clients’ cases are handled in a timely, expeditious manner, and that any settlements due to them will be paid out promptly.

Matt is dedicated to delivering a successful result, no matter what legal challenge a client is facing. He urges anyone considering legal action to:  “Stop worrying about the future, the time, the consequences, and the cost, and reach out to me. Together we will come up with a plan of success. For many cases there may even be no fee if I cannot get you a result!” – Matt Wright

Matt has been voted one of Birmingham’s top attorneys for 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016. Come in and experience award-winning representation. Matt’s firm offers all the benefits, but none of the hassle, of traveling downtown.

Education, Qualification, Licenses & Memberships

Matt has been practicing law for over 11 years. The Wright Law Firm, P.C. is solely owned and operated by Matt.  Matt received his Bachelor’s from the University of Alabama, and his Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law.  Matt is licensed to practice throughout the state of Alabama and Federal Courts.

Matt has been voted one of Birmingham’s top attorneys for 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016 in Birmingham Magazine through peer reviews and voting.

Matt is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar; a Licensed Home Builder; A National Rifle Association Lifetime Member; a Member of the Civil Air Patrol, serves as a board member of the Trussville YMCA, serves on board of the Birmingham Bar Solo and Small Section and Municipal Court Liaison Committee, is a former Police Officer, APOST Certified, and a Notary Public.

Matt enjoys worshiping Jesus Christ at Church of the Highlands and if he was not an attorney, he thinks he might enjoy helping ARC in their mission of growing and planting life giving churches.


Lawyer Matt answers Important Legal Questions

Q:  Do you offer free consultations?

A:  In many instances the consultation is free.


Q:  If you take my personal injury case do I have to pay a retainer?

A:  In pretty much all personal injury cases, no.  I do not get paid until you do.

Q:  Can’t I just handle my personal injury claim myself by downloading some forms and work directly with an insurance company or individual to get my claims paid?

A:  In my opinion no, but any individual can, constitutionally, try to represent themselves at any time. However, there are many, many mistakes that you can make if you are not aware of the law and many of those mistakes, once made, cannot be fixed or “undone”. Insurance companies have no obligation to inform you about subrogation liens or the common fund doctrine and, keep in mind, that the insurance companies have lawyers on staff working against you with a goal of settling a claim for a little as possible.

Q:  Won’t I recover the same amount without an attorney and not have the legal fees to worry about?

A:  No, not likely, in my opinion and experience. The results of a study from the Insurance Research Council suggest that the decision to hire an attorney pays significant dividends for accident victims pursuing an auto insurance claim. The Insurance Research Council also found that insurance payouts are, on average, 3.5 times higher for clients who have hired an attorney than for those without an attorney. That study could mean, for example, instead of a recovery of $7,500.00, your recovery could be $26,250.00 with an attorney.

Q:  What does it mean that Alabama is known as a “caveat emptor” state?

A:  “Caveat Emptor” is a Latin phrase meaning, essentially, “let the buyer beware”. In Alabama, generally, used personal property, like cars and other personal items, along with houses and land, are sold “as is”, “with all faults”; meaning that there is no implied warranty when buying something that is used. If something is wrong with it and you don’t find out until after the transaction, there is very little that can be done about it.

If you buy a non-new house or a used car, be very careful and do your homework. Get an inspection or hire a mechanic to check out anything you are thinking of buying BEFORE you buy it. Unless the seller is willing to give you a written warranty, once you purchase a house or used car, all repairs and problems are your responsibility.

In 1971 Alabama removed this “buyer beware” status from new houses and newly remodeled houses only and there are few exceptions to this general rule.

Bottom line is this:  Be careful about what you buy, especially if it is a used item and if the seller is unwilling or refuses to allow you time to check out a vehicle with a mechanic or have a house inspected before you buy it, walk away and save yourself the heartache.

Q:  What is important in hiring a contractor?

A: Make sure he/she is licensed.  In many cases, even if you have a written contract, it is un-enforceable with a contractor that is not licensed! (“A contract with an unlicensed general contractor as defined in §34-8-1, is null and void as a violation of public policy. Such contracts are illegal and unenforceable by the unlicensed general contractor. Thomas Learning Center, Inc. v. McGuirk, 1998 WL 854839, *16 (Ala. Civ. App. 1998)).

That means you have little recourse or none at all if he/she does not finish the job or refuses to refund money for uncompleted work. Don’t risk it! The Alabama Home Builder’s Licensure Board allows you check to see if a home builder is licensed for free on their website, which is www.hblb.alabama.gov/, or you can simply call and ask or request to see their license. Never just take someone’s word. Many warranties and laws will not protect you if the person performing the work is not licensed.

To learn more about Matt and the Wright Law Firm, P.C. visit his website at LawyerMatt.com .

Contact Matt Wright at the Wright Law Firm, P.C.

When a client contacts the Wright Law Firm, their call will be addressed by Matt Wright, not an associate or a paralegal.  The Wright Law Firm, P.C. is located just southeast from downtown Trussville, AL at 3644 Vann Rd Ste 128, Birmingham, AL 35235.  The office is conveniently located just off Hwy 11 right down the road from the Pinnacle.  Although located in the Birmingham area Matt handles cases throughout the state of Alabama.  Matt can be reached by phone at (205) 836-1224 or via email at matt@wrightslawoffice.com.   Matt is also on Google, Twitter, and Facebook.


Legal Disclaimer:  The information contained herein should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on any specific facts, cases, or circumstances. Figures disclosed are examples only. You are urged to consult an attorney concerning your own situation on any specific legal questions you may have. This website is not a privileged communication and does not create a lawyer/client relationship. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. The Alabama State Bar requires the following disclaimer: “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.”

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