Douglas Allen Wright

Douglas A. Wright

Redding, California
(530) 243-6000

Douglas A. Wright represents clients throughout California.  He has established a reputation as the go-to attorney for estate planning matters, succession planning, living trusts, wills, probate, and business law issues, among other things.

Mr. Wright holds a Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and was awarded the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility (Ethics). He also spent a summer studying in the prestigious International Legal Studies program in Salzburg Austria with United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Mr. Wright completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Mr. Wright is admitted to the California Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts: Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, Central District of Illinois, and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Wright has been active with a number of non-profit organizations and sat on the Board of Directors for Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Corporations, amateur baseball organizations, Rotary, hospital foundations, and is the past Vice President of the Shasta Trinity Counties Bar Association.

Mr. Wright was named as the Best Attorney 2017 by the Record Searchlight, a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2015, named on the Top 100 Lawyers list by The National Advocates in 2015, one of the Top Lawyers in Northern California in 2014 and 2015 by San Francisco Magazine, and one of the 2013 Top Lawyers in California by The American Lawyer magazine.  He has also been twice recognized as one of the top 20 under 40 Emerging Leaders in the North State by the Record Searchlight.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of California


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility (Ethics)
  • Salzburg Institute, Salzburg, Austria
    • Honors: Professor: United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (Retired)
    • Major: International Legal Studies
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney, Best of the North State, Record Searchlight, 2017
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013 - 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers, The National Advocates, 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2014 - 2015
  • Top Lawyers in California, The American Lawyer magazine, 2013
  • Top 20 under 40 Emerging Leaders, Record Searchlight, 2011 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Shasta Trinity Counties Bar Association, Past Vice President

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Redding Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Redding Colt 45s Baseball Club
  • Past Board of Directors, Shasta County Economic Development Corporation
  • Past Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Redding
  • Past Board of Trustees, Mercy Foundation North
  • Past Chair, Planned Giving Committee, Mercy Foundation North