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The Honorable Matthew G. Wright


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 is a coach for Texas A&M School of Law advocacy programs.  He also serves as an editor for the American Bar Association’s Non-Profit section and serves on the national committee.


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 reforming rural courts. Mr. Wright was inducted into The National Order of Barristers, the legal honor society. 


He has studied with the National Judicial College and has been recognized as a Member of the Texas Bar College.  He studied conflict resolution and negotiations at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, with Hamline University School of Law.  He has attended the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government's Program on Leadership for Senior Executives.


Prior to his legal career, Mr. Wright served as the Vice-President for Philanthropy and Operations for the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation and formerly served as the interim President & Chief Executive Officer for the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation. 


Mr. Wright has been in non-profit management and fundraising since 1998.  He has written and supervised the submission of over 600 grants and has raised over $65,000,000 in grants and individual donations.  In addition, he has worked as a team member, led, been an executive for, or collaborated in the raising of over $150,000,000. Funds raised have renovated and built a domestic violence shelter, private school, hospitals, specialty clinics, and non-profit offices as well as provided operational support for research, education, military mental health support, disaster preparedness, and clinical care.    


Matthew earned the rank of Eagle with Gold Palm in the Boy Scouts of America and is a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow.

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