Jack is ardent in his pursuit of the best possible resolution on behalf of his clients in the fields of municipal law, employment law, and professional liability. With over a decade of experience in the practice of law, Jack employs a client-centric approach so as to minimize risk before litigation arises. However, should litigation prove inevitable, Jack is experienced in representing clients before administrative agencies, state courts, federal courts, and professional administrative or licensing boards.
Defense of Municipalities
Jack has extensive experience in representing municipalities in a variety of matters, including police and governmental liability, employment claims, prisoner suits, land use issues, premises liability and impact fee challenges. He has worked with a number of different municipalities in North Carolina, and assists municipal officials, board members and their local counsel in either resolving or litigating claims as the need arises.
Defense of Employers
Jack’s employment practice includes representation of both private and public-sector employers against claims of wrongful termination, retaliation and alleged violations of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, and REDA (other claims under EPLI policies). He has been successful in obtaining favorable results for clients before administrative agencies – such as the EEOC and the NCDOL – as well as in federal court.
Defense of Professionals
Jack also defends a variety of licensed professionals (including appraisers, home inspectors, attorneys, real estate agents/brokers and various medical practitioners) against claims of professional negligence and malpractice. Since he began practicing law, Jack has represented these professionals in both state and federal court as well as before professional licensing and/or administrative boards.
Most Recent Posts
School District Liability under Title IX – Part I: Gebser v. Lago Vista
An interesting aspect of municipal law, recently discussed at this year’s DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar, concerns… Read More
Cranfill Sumner LLP Announces New Partners
Cranfill Sumner LLP today announced that Robert El-Jaouhari (Raleigh), Jake Stewart (Charlotte), and Jack Wright (Charlotte) have been named partners in the firm.… Read More
Our Top 10 Resources of 2022
Throughout the year, Cranfill Sumner LLP’s attorneys work diligently to bring the most up-to-date information on North Carolina legal updates… Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Holds that a Violation of an Individual’s Miranda Rights Does Not Provide a Basis for a § 1983 Claim.
In a recent opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in which… Read More
Cranfill Sumner Attorneys and Staff Volunteer for Bar Candidate Interviews
Attorneys and staff members of Cranfill Sumner LLP volunteered to perform bar candidate interviews for the NC Board of Law Examiners prior to the July 2022 bar exam.… Read More
CSH Law Attorneys Participate in CIAS Fall Symposium Virtual War Room
Attorneys from Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law) participated in the Oct. 21 Fall Symposium for the Charlotte International Arbitration Society (CIAS) Virtual War Room on Hybrid and Virtual Arbitrations. The continuing education conference provided best practices for dispute resolution processes and for handling evidence and proceedings in hybrid and virtual international mediations and arbitrations.… Read More
Jack Wright Receives AV Rating From Martindale-Hubbell
Cranfill Sumner LLP (CSH Law) today announced that Jack Wright has received an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Wright is based… Read More
Cranfill Sumner LLP Attorneys Elected to Serve on CIAS Board of Directors
Mica Nguyen Worthy, Jack Wright and Melanie Huffines have been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Charlotte International Arbitration Society (CIAS). The elections were held during the CIAS 2021 Virtual Board Retreat on February 5, 2021.… Read More
U.S. Supreme Court Holds Prison Officials Are Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity After Housing Inmate in Unconstitutional Conditions and were Deliberately Indifferent to the Inmate’s Health and Safety
In a recent opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granting correctional… Read More
Jack Wright Joins Cranfill Sumner Charlotte Office
Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner) today announced that John “Jack” Wright has joined its Charlotte office as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice in the areas of employment and municipal law. … Read More