Robert C. Wright is a founding partner of Wright, L’Estrange & Ergastolo. After practicing for a year in Los Angeles, he came to San Diego in 1973 and joined the firm of Sullivan, Jones & Archer. In 1983, he, John H. L’Estrange, Jr., and current Superior Court Judge William R. Nevitt, Jr. formed Wright & L’Estrange now know as Wright, L’Estrange & Ergastolo after the addition of Joseph Ergastolo as a named partner.
Mr. Wright is engaged in civil trial practice in federal and state courts. He has represented corporate, governmental, and individual clients in a wide range of single party and class action cases involving unfair competition, products liability, antitrust, securities, corporate, banking, fidelity bond, real estate, trust and estate, and employment law. In addition to numerous trials in state and federal courts and before an international jury, Mr. Wright has argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.
Mr. Wright is a Master in the American Inns of Court, Louis Welsh Chapter. He has been in Best Lawyers of America from 2005 to the present (business litigation and commercial litigation) and was named one of the Best Lawyers in San Diego by San Diego Magazine (2005, 2007-2009). He was in Super Lawyers in 2008 and 2009 (business litigation). In 2006, he received the Spirit of CEB Award from the State Bar and University of California for his career contributions in legal education as a speaker and author on civil litigation, including California Civil Discovery Practice. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he has taught pretrial litigation and trial advocacy since 1986.
Mr. Wright graduated from Occidental College in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and from Hastings College of Law in 1971 with a Juris Doctor degree. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, as well as in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court.