Jason D. Wright
Jason D. Wright, of counsel to the practice, is a decorated combat veteran of the United States Army, and served in the United States Department of Defense as a military public defender in Europe and Guantánamo Bay. As the first attorney (JAG) in United States Army history to serve as aide-de-camp to a division commander in combat, Mr. Wright in Iraq advised on international law, national security law and the laws of war. For his trial work, Mr. Wright was rated the top defense attorney in Europe among his peers and won first place in a national trial advocacy competition sponsored by the New York City Bar Association. A native of Richmond with extensive ties to Washington, D.C., Mr. Wright clerked for the Army’s Office of the General Counsel in the Pentagon as well as the chief magistrate judge of the “Rocket Docket,” the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. A graduate cum laude from George Mason University School of Law, Mr. Wright holds a master’s degree in international human rights law from the University of Oxford (M.St.), directs a clinic in international tribunals as a Professor of Practice at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, and has published and lectured on international law and national security law. A Bronze Star recipient, Mr. Wright is a Major (JAG) in the Army Reserves and holds a Top Secret security clearance. He is a member of the Bars of New York, Virginia and the District of Columbia.