Heather Wright uses her litigation skills and business acumen to help corporate and family clients make strategic decisions with a focus on reaching the optimum resolution for their unique situation. An attorney and guardian ad litem with nearly 25 years of experience (AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell), as well as a registered mediator and arbitrator, Heather is adept at identifying the most direct path to success for disputing parties, working to minimize the stress and fallout that can sometimes accompany these matters.
Heather’s care and empathy – along with her ability to simultaneously think in terms of big picture strategy and small picture tactics – garner appreciation from clients, colleagues, and judges. She is a powerful advocate who revels in situations where she can use both her EQ and IQ to help clients find workable solutions.
As a family law attorney, Heather primarily acts as a Guardian ad Litem in disputed custody matters where she assists parties, their attorneys, and courts to find resolutions to custody matters in the best interests of children. In this practice, she works throughout the state to help families find workable solutions for parenting during difficult times. Heather also manages domestic litigation matters to ensure that clients are getting support and a high level of advocacy from the firm’s attorneys.
As the leader of the Firm’s corporate law and civil litigation practice, Heather represents a variety of businesses, from small businesses to multi-million-dollar corporations, in a wide range of transactions. Typically, the Firm acts as “external corporate counsel” for these businesses, assisting corporate clients through the entire lifecycle of a corporation, including formation, contract negotiation, employment issues, business disputes, litigation, and dissolution. We are skilled in negotiating and drafting business and financial agreements of all kinds.
On top of that, this self-professed introvert is a compelling and compassionate speaker who can communicate complex information in an entertaining way. And while she frequently does presentations on legal topics, her real passion is sharing her perspective and deep knowledge of broader subjects like leadership, communication, overcoming adversity, and managing conflict.
Away from the office, Heather is working toward a Masters in Christian Ministry at Mercer University (Class of 2023), which she hopes to use to support her colleagues and families dealing with transitions following divorce or disputed custody matters. Heather is a Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate and teaches self-defense and karate for adults and children, helping others learn to fight for themselves. She is actively involved in the Atlanta business community, Mount Paran Church, the Church at Ponce and highlands, donating her time and expertise to both. In her rare and precious free time, she enjoys reading, writing, traveling, photography, martial arts, and the occasional nap.