Christopher Wright, Esq.
A veteran litigator and attorney, Christopher Wright represents clients in high-profile, complex criminal and civil rights cases.
In his criminal practice, Mr. Wright is renowned for his fierce and dedicated advocacy of those facing government prosecution. Mr. Wright has represented thousands of individuals and corporations at each stage of the criminal process in both Federal and state courts, including trial, appeals, grand jury proceedings, sentencing, and plea negotiations.
Mr. Wright’s handling of numerous high-profile criminal cases has resulted in his cases being featured on CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, NY1, Univision Noticias, Telemundo Noticias and in the New York Times, Daily News and New York Post. Indeed, Mr. Wright himself was featured on the front page of the Daily News in relation to his defense of a client charged with the homicide of a police officer. Additionally, he has contributed his expertise in his field to the television news shows 48 Hours, Brooklyn DA on CBS, Fatal Attraction on TV-ONE and the Meredith Viera show.
Mr. Wright advocates for many clients on significant civil rights cases in the Federal courts of New York securing favorable and substantial financial rewards. Mr. Wright litigates on behalf of clients violated by the government in cases involving police brutality, false arrest, malicious prosecution and First Amendment or Due Process violations.
Mr. Wright is active in a number of criminal defense and civil rights organizations including the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New York State Defenders Association and American Association for Justice (Criminal Defense and Civil Rights sections). He also serves on the Executive Board and is the current President of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the non-profit charity doing4others.
Mr. Wright is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, where he served as a law review editor and interned for Hon. Ronald Ellis, U.S. Judge, Southern District of New York. He graduated, cum laude, from Binghamton University, with a dual major in Sociology and Political Science.
Northeastern University, School of Law (1998)
Binghamton University, cum laude (1995)
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals