Starnes Davis Florie

Michael K. Wright (Mike)


Michael K. Wright

Michael K. Wright (Mike)


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 has served 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 160 complex civil litigation cases to a jury verdict.

Professional Recognition

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • A Fellow of the Birmingham Bar Foundation
  • Top Leading Litigator by Chambers USA
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • Name a "Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation
  • "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.


  • Secured a defense verdict on behalf of a urologist and his practice group in a case where the plaintiff alleged medical malpractice arising from a urological surgery and the scope of preoperative consent relative to surgery.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a family medicine physician and his clinic in a 6-day jury trial for alleged medical malpractice causing personal injury and wrongful death.
  • Secured a judgment as a matter of law for a general surgeon on day 3 of a wrongful death jury trial in a case involving a pulmonary embolus four days following an exploratory laparotomy for bowel obstruction.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for an obstetrician following an 8-day jury trial in Federal Court in Florence, Alabama, in a case involving a “pan-plexus” injury at birth.
  • Obtained judgment as a matter of law in favor of a family medicine physician and his medical assistant following the trial of a combined personal injury and wrongful death case.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a general surgeon in a case involving laparoscopic cholecystectomy which resulted in a complete transection of the common bile duct.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of two OB/GYNs in a two-week maternal death trial alleging negligent management of gestational hypertension and negligence in failing to administer diuretics in the postpartum period.
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Fun Facts

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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