Dawn M. Wright

Dawn M. Wright

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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For more than two decades, Dawn Wright has focused her practice on products liability and toxic tort litigation and the defense of asbestos products and premises liability claims, and currently serves as co-national asbestos litigation counsel in jurisdictions throughout the U.S. Dawn represents major, national product manufacturers and chemical distributors in toxic substances cases involving asbestos, silica, benzene, TCE, chlorinated solvents, and other substances. Her expertise encompasses the management, defense, and resolution of cases involving thousands of plaintiffs for national product manufacturers in courts across the Midwest.

Dawn's clients include manufacturers and sellers of automotive components, railroad engines and other components, seat belt and restraint systems, cranes, forklifts, aviation products, and personal watercraft.  She currently serves as Chair of the Firm’s Industry Group for Torts, Products Liability, Transportation, Chemicals, and Manufacturing.


  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Product Liability Litigation - Defendants); 2019

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Class Action/Mass Torts, General Litigation); 2004, 2006

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)


  • Founding Member, YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas Young Leaders Board; Executive Committee

  • Founding Member, Women with Promise

  • Board Member, TACA


  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Litigation Section

  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Litigation Section

  • Member, American Bar Association; Litigation Section

  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel

  • Member, DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar

  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers; Planning Committee, 2007-2008

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation