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Robert Wright Partner

Managing Partner, Newark, NJ Office
Newark, NJ | Direct 212.631.4402Fax 212.631.4422.
wrightr@whiteandwilliams.com
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Bob Wright has been a trial attorney more than 30 years and has extensive jury trial experience in the areas of disability law, insurance coverage, medical malpractice, commercial disputes, health care, insurance fraud and general litigation. Bob also has significant experience in assisted living and nursing home regulatory and crisis management arising out of allegations of elder abuse. 

Bob has litigated many disability, ERISA and coverage cases resulting in industry favorable appellate decisions, including the groundbreaking "Prior Manifestation" Doctrine adopted by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Haas v Paul Revere Life Insurance Company.

Bob’s healthcare practice includes two terms as Council to the Medical Staff of Hackensack University Medical Center. 

Bob has lectured at a number of legal and industry events, including the Eastern Claims Conference, New Jersey State Bar Convention and the American Conference Institute, on various insurance topics.  

Bob has been recognized by the Paul Revere Life Insurance Company and UnumProvident for extraordinary service.

Throughout his career, Bob has been active in legal and industry groups and has served as program chair for the Justice Robert L. Clifford American Inn of Court and as chair of the New Jersey Supreme Court District IIA Fee Arbitration Committee. He was also an attorney volunteer for victims of September 11th tragedy through Trial Lawyers Care.

Bob has been named in a survey of his peers as a 2018 New York Metro Region Super Lawyer in the field of Insurance Coverage.

Recognition & Involvement

Bob is on the Board of Trustees of Don Bosco Prep High School.  

He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system.

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New Jersey

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Supreme Court 

Education

Marquette University School of Law, JD, 1980

Marquette University, BA, magna cum laude, 1977 

Memberships

American Bar Association; Life, Health and Disability Section

American Board of Trial Advocates

Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey

Defense Research Institute

Federal Bar Council, Second Circuit

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