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Shayla J. Wright

Associate
Atlanta | 678.690.5731
Fax | 404.869.6972

Shayla Wright focuses her practice on business litigation. She has helped resolve a variety of disputes, including those involving property, health care compliance, labor and employment, premises and product liability, construction, contracts, and trucking. She has experience in federal and state courts as well as mediation. 

Shayla is a former summer associate in the City of Atlanta's Law Department, where she played a role in projects involving qualified immunity, employment discrimination, premises liability, and city contracts with movie production companies. She is also a former intern for Judge Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 

Shayla received her law degree from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA). She received her bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech. She was senior captain of Georgia Tech's women's basketball team, president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board, a voting member of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association's board of trustees, and a Division 1 student athlete representative for the NCAA Women's Basketball Issues Committee. 

Outside of work, Shayla is an active participant in the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and enjoys coaching girls basketball, Orangetheory workouts, cooking, and baking. 

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Honors & Awards

  • ACC All-Academic Team
  • Peach of an Athlete Role Model Award
  • Georgia Tech Leadership Award
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

Memberships

  • Georgia Tech Alumni Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • E. Wycliffe Orr Sr. American Inn of Court, 2017-2018