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William R. Wright

William R. Wright

Wright, Gregg & Proctor, PA
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law
  • Mississippi
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William was born in Jackson, Mississippi and was educated in the Jackson Public Schools, having graduated from Murrah High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance in 1968 and a Master of Business Administration in 1970 from the University of Southern Mississippi. William was a lieutenant in the United States Army with the Infantry Division from 1970 to 1972. He earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1974 where he served as business manager of the Mississippi Law Journal.

William has been named as a SuperLawyer in family law for seven consecutive years by Mid-South SuperLawyers. Also, the publication named him as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Mississippi in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. He has been listed for 15 consecutive years in Best Lawyers in America in the family law area, and was named Lawyer of the Year by that publication in 2013. In 2011, the Mississippi Business Journal included William in its initial list of the Top 50 Lawyers in Mississippi.

William has served as an executive member of the Taxation Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. He has been active with the Mississippi Bar Association, speaking at numerous seminars and serving on different committees. William served two terms as Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Mississippi Bar and served on the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. He recently served on the Bar's Committee on Professional Responsibility. He is Past President of the Capital Area Bar Association and served on the Legal Economics Committee and the People's Law School Committee for several years. William is Mississippi's only Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. He is also a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Prenuptial/Antenuptial Agreements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Mississippi
U.S. District Court for Northern Districts of Mississippi
U.S. District Court for Southern Districts of Mississippi
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
President, Attorney
Wright, Gregg & Proctor, PA
- Current
Education
The University of Mississippi School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Law Journal: Business Manager, Mississippi Law Journal, 1973 - 1974
University of Southern Mississippi
MBA
University of Southern Mississippi
B.B.A. | Business Administration
Awards
Best Lawyers in America, Family Law
Best Lawyers in America
2001-Present, Lawyer of the Year in 2013 and 2018
Top 50 Lawyers in Mississipi
Mid-South SuperLawyers
2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
SuperLawyer in Family Law
Mid South SuperLawyers
2007-2011
Top 50 Lawyers in Mississippi
Mississippi Business Journal
2010
Professionalism Award
Capital Area Bar Association
2015
Professional Associations
Capital Area Bar Association, Family Law Section
Chair
Current
American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Member
- Current
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member
- Current
Leadership Jackson
Member
- Current
The Mississippi Bar, Family Law Section
Member
- Current
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Contact & Map
Wright, Gregg & Proctor, PA
1062 Highland Colony Pkwy
#250
Ridgeland, MS 39157
USA
Telephone: (601) 366-8090
Fax: (601) 366-3080