Starnes Davis Florie

Michael K. Wright (Mike)

Partner

Michael K. Wright

Michael K. Wright (Mike)

Partner

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Mike Wright has tried lawsuits throughout the State of Alabama and the southeast for more than 30 years.  He is a senior partner and serves on the firm’s executive committee. Mike’s practice is devoted entirely to civil litigation and has included matters involving professional medical liability, product liability, medical device litigation, pharmaceutical liability, corporate litigation, insurance declaratory judgment litigation, bad faith litigation, fraud, contractual litigation and other forms of professional liability litigation, including the representation of architects and engineers. Mike has tried more than 150 complex civil litigation cases to a jury verdict.

Professional Recognition

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Top Leading Litigator by Chambers USA
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • "Lawyer of the Year" for Birmingham, Alabama, Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America
  • An AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM

Community Involvement

  • Mike has served two terms as President of the Epilepsy Board of North & Central Alabama.
  • He has served as Chair of the Pre-Law Advisory Board for the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • He is a supporter of the United Way, the Bridge’s Foundation, and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Highlights

  • Obtained a judgment as a matter of law in favor of an emergency room physician in a wrongful death case alleging negligence in the work-up of a patient who presented to the emergency department.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of an obstetrician-gynecologist in a wrongful death case alleging negligent management of a pregnancy.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of an urologist who performed a microwave procedure to relieve symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of an obstetrician-gynecologist in a case alleging negligent management of a suspected ectopic pregnancy.
  • Following a three week jury trial, obtained a verdict in favor of a urologist in a wrongful death action alleging failure to diagnose and treat postoperative bleeding following a bilateral hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy surgery.
  • Obtained judgment as a matter of law on behalf of a general surgeon arising out of claims that he negligently performed a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.
  • Obtained judgment as a matter of law during jury trial for general surgeon accused of negligently failing to prescribe anticoagulants following an intraoperative surgical complication.
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When he’s not practicing Law, you can find Mike either racing cars, attending a car race, or playing the drums in his band.

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