A. Cotten Wright


Direct Dial: (704) 332-0207
E-mail: cwright@grierlaw.com


Trustee Assistant: Stephanie G. Miller
E-mail: smiller@grierlaw.com


Ms. Wright is a founding member of Grier Wright Martinez. She joined Grier & Furr as an associate in 2002 following a one-year judicial clerkship with The Honorable George R. Hodges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Ms. Wright is a member of the chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee panel for the Western District of North Carolina. She also represents business debtors, debtors-in-possession, trustees, and creditors in bankruptcy matters and assists business owners with out-of-court workouts and liquidations. Ms. Wright has served as a court-appointed receiver in cases brought in U.S. District Court. She is licensed to practice in North Carolina and is a certified mediator.

Before enrolling in law school, Ms. Wright served as the chief development officer of Hubbard House, Inc., the domestic violence center that serves northeast Florida, where she was responsible for raising the agency’s annual operating budget, and provided staff leadership for a $4.7 million capital campaign. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Ms. Wright is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville.

Admissions

North Carolina State Bar (2001)
U.S. District Courts for the Western District, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Jacksonville University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1973)
University of North Carolina (J.D., 2001)
North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation (1999-2001)

Area of Practice

Bankruptcy Trustee
Debtor/Creditor Matters and Business Workouts
Receiverships
Mediation

Certification / Specialization

Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law by the North Carolina State Bar
Certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification
Certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Superior Court civil actions

Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Named to North Carolina Super Lawyers (Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights), 2012- 2019

Memberships

Mecklenburg County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Reported Cases

In re Jenkins, 507 B.R. 856 (W.D.N.C. 2014); In re Jenkins, 2012 WL 6186347 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. Dec. 12, 2012); In re Hickory Printing Group, Inc., 469 B.R. 623 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. 2012); In re Pacific Ave., LLC, 2010 WL 3911345 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. Oct. 1, 2010); Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina v. Jemsek Clinic, P.A., et al. (In re Jemsek), 441 B.R. 756 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. 2010); In re Kuebler, 2010 WL 2540298 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. 2010); In re Omar, 2008 WL 822492 (W.D.N.C. 2008); Rouse v. Ward, 2008 WL 5054242 (Bankr. M.D.N.C. 2008); Zurich Ins. Co. v. Tessler, 2006 WL 1743869 (W.D.N.C. 2006), aff’d, In re J.A. Jones, Inc., 492 F.3d 242 (4th Cir. 2007); In re Stafford, 357 B.R. 730 (Bankr. W.D.N.C. 2006).
 

Recognition

 
Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence

AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell

 
Named to North Carolina Super Lawyers (Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights), since 2012