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Luther Wright, Jr. • Counsel

Ogletree Deakins • Nashville, Tennessee

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Ogletree Deakins
SunTrust Plaza, Suite 1200
401 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
phone 615-254-1900
fax  615-254-1908


After graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Luther Wright, Jr. began his career with Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC (now Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP) in the litigation section.  He spent the first several years of his legal career practicing in the general litigation area before joining the Labor & Employment team.  He has significant experience in the areas of labor and employment law, corporate business litigation and class action lawsuits.  He typically represents management in union and non-union arbitrations and all forms of employment discrimination litigation, including litigation based on wrongful discharge, employee assaults on supervisors, Fair Labor Standards Act claims and independent contractor disputes.  Luther has experience representing national gaming companies, automotive companies, government contractors, hospitals, restaurants, retail establishments, closely held businesses and entertainment companies in employment and business litigation. He has practiced before Tennessee trial courts throughout the State of Tennessee, Federal District Courts in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee and Wisconsin, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits. He is also a Rule 31 recognized Civil Mediator in the State of Tennessee.  A highly evaluated public speaker, Luther has spoken before numerous industry groups, professional associations and clients across the country on topics ranging from implementation of employee discipline to the Employee Free Choice Act.  His 1995 Law Review Article, Who?s Black, Who?s White and Who Cares: Reconceptualizing the United States? Definition of Race and Racial Classifications, 48 Vand. L. R.513 (1995), has been excerpted in more than 10 books and consistently cited in scholarly publications since its publication.


  • College: B.S., magna cum laude, Middle Tennessee State University, 1992
  • Law School: J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1995 (Vanderbilt Law Review, Vanderbilt Moot Court Board)

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U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
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