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Experience

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.

Received a first-tier ranking in Dallas for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • 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® AVTM Preeminent Rating

Memberships/Affiliations

Civic
  • Founding Member, YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas Young Leaders Board; Executive Committee
  • Founding Member, Women with Promise
  • Board Member and Grants Panelist, TACA
  • Ambassador’s Council, The University of Texas at Austin
Professional
  • 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

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 1989, Baylor Law School, Order of the Barristers; Phi Delta Phi scholastic honorary fraternity
  • B.S., 1986, with honors, The University of Texas at Austin

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas