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At Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, we’re proud to announce that our partner, Melvin Wright, was awarded as one of the top 50 verdicts in Florida in 2017. Each year, TopVerdict™ recognizes law firms and lawyers who earn one of the largest settlements or jury verdicts in the country or individual state. They do this by awarding the attorneys based on facts and their specific achievement rather than based on the opinion of peers or experts.
Mr. Wright was chosen for this distinction for his work representing plaintiff family in Estate of Sheffield v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Orange County, Florida. Mr. Wright and his co-counsel, David Sales, obtained a verdict of $ 6,800,000 in compensatory and punitive damages for the family of a World War II veteran who was addicted to nicotine in cigarettes and, unable to quit for over 40 years, died from multiple bouts of lung cancer.
Since 1985, Mr. Wright has been practicing law in Orlando, specializing in wrongful death and personal injury litigation. He also has extensive experience in a variety of serious personal injury areas such as motor vehicle accidents, product liability, nursing home neglect and abuse, and mass tort cases.
If you have a personal injury case and would like to speak with Mr. Wright or any of our experienced attorneys, please contact our office by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 407-712-7300 to schedule a free consultation. We proudly provide quality representation to those who live in and near Orlando and Tampa, Florida.