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Matthew Wright

Lecturer - Management

Contact Information

Email:  Matthew_Wright@baylor.edu
Homepage:  www.judgewright.com
Campus Phone:  (254) 709-3564
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 220.36

Office Hours

By appointment.

Work Experience

  • Visiting Judge, Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Court 1 (December 29, 2020 - Present)
  • Presiding Judge, City of Holland (July 1, 2020 - Present)
  • Presiding Judge, City of Mount Calm (January 1, 2020 - Present)
  • Presiding Judge, City of Lott (April 2016 - Present)
  • Part Time Lecturer, Baylor University (August 24, 2015 - Present)
  • Managing Finance Partner/ Attorney-Mediator, Diaz & Wright, PLLC (January 2015 - Present)
  • Presiding Judge, Rosebud Court of Record (January 2014 - Present)
  • Interim Chief Executive Officer & President, Scott & White Healthcare Foundation (September 2005 - December 2014)

Awards and Honors

  • Public Sector Achievement Award, Texas A&M School of Law Alumni Board (2021)
  • Texas A&M School of Law Public Interest Fellow, Texas A&M School of Law (November 2017)
  • 2011 American Bar Association Outstanding Young Non-Profit Lawyer, American Bar Association (2011)
  • Order of the Barristers Honor Society, Order of the Barristers (April 2008)
  • Eagle Scout with Gold Palm, Boy Scouts of America (December 3, 1989)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Attorney & Counselor at Law, United States District Court - Northern District of Texas (September 19, 2016 - Present)
  • Credentialed Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (January 1, 2016 - Present)
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law, United States District Court - Western District of Texas (October 15, 2015 - Present)
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law, Supreme Court of the United States (December 15, 2014 - Present)
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law, United States District Court - Eastern District of Missouri (August 5, 2011 - Present)
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law, The Supreme Court of the State of Missouri (September 15, 2010 - Present)
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law, Supreme Court of the State of Texas (May 9, 2009 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas (May 2009 - Present)

Biography

Judge Wright is a presiding judge in the State of Texas. In addition, He is a member of the Diaz & Wright, PLLC firm, and works in the areas of federal criminal law, municipal law, and charitable development. Judge Wright teaches Negotiations and Conflict Resolution at the Hankamer School of Business – Baylor University and at Texas A&M School of Law. Judge Wright has been admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is licensed as an attorney-at-law and counselor in the Texas Supreme Court and Missouri Supreme Court. Mr. Wright has been admitted to the Eastern Federal District of Missouri, the Western Federal District of Texas, and the Northern Federal District of Texas. Judge Wright was recognized as the 2011 American Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Non-Profit Lawyer of the Year. In 2017, Judge Wright was awarded the Texas A&M Public Interest Fellowship for his work in judicial reform. In 2021, he was awarded the Texas A&M Law Alumni Public Service Award.

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