Brian Wright litigates workers’ compensation appeals, handling matters from the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals through the Court of Appeals. Brian also handles Longshore and Defense Base Act claims and has a growing maritime practice. Brian is an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice and is an active member of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), a non-profit corporation connecting and supporting injured workers' attorneys in all 50 states. Brian is a member of the WILG Amicus Committee and was the recipient of WILG’s 2014 Rising Star award.
As Managing Attorney, Brian manages the inner workings of the firm, coordinating with our Firm Administrator, Monica Bell, and Mr. Causey on the firm’s administrative issues. He also provides oversight of the work performed by the paralegal team on his cases and offers guidance on the firm’s litigation practice.
Brian attended the University of Washington (while first working at Causey Law Firm behind the scenes as an Administrative Assistant), graduating in 2009 with degrees in Political Science and Japanese Linguistics. With the encouragement of his family, and the team at Causey Law Firm, Brian entered Seattle University School of Law in 2009. During law school, Brian served on the law review and was a member of the editorial board, serving as a research and technical editor. In his third year, Brian won the Seattle region of the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and competed in the final round in Chicago. Brian graduated cum laude in May of 2012, and was nominated as a faculty scholar.
During law school, Brian served as a Rule 9 Intern at Causey Law Firm, which allowed him to handle hearings at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, as well as proceedings in Superior Court and Court of Appeals. Brian handled two jury trials to successful verdicts before sitting for the Washington State Bar Examination in July, 2012.
Brian is active in local politics and participates on legislative steering committees and focus groups with other workers’ compensation practitioners in an effort to preserve the continuing vitality of, and essential protections offered by, the Washington State Industrial Insurance Act.
Away from the office, Brian enjoys working on his home, cycling, hiking, and playing the drums.