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)
  • A Fellow of the Birmingham Bar Foundation
  • 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 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.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a neurosurgeon in a wrong level spinal surgery case involving allegations of a breach in the standard of care by operating at the T8-9 level instead of the intended T9-10 level.
  • 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.
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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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