Donald M. Wright

Donald M. Wright: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (110 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Don currently chairs the firm’s Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Group. Don has also represented creditors, trustees, committees and debtors in complex bankruptcy proceedings for more than 30 years. He has handled a wide variety of commercial litigation matters in state and federal court in addition to handling multiple other creditors’ rights / creditor liability issues. Don is the current President of the Board of Directors for the MidSouth Commercial Law Institute where he is the first non-Tennessee attorney/judge President of the MSCLI. Don is also the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Law Firm Alliance, a strategic and international network of select member law firms, of which network, Sirote & Permutt is the sole Alabama member. Don graduated with his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University. Don also served over six years of active duty in the United States Army.

Awards & Accreditations

•Best Lawyers in America
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year for Birmingham
•The Best Lawyers in America
•Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2009-19
•Litigation, 2011-15
•Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2011-17, 2019
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Consumer Bankruptcy Department Head

Thought Leadership

•Handles workouts involving financially distressed businesses

Outside the Office

US Army, Captain, 1976-82

Speeches & Publications

•Panelist, PennyMac MDSA, Orange County, 2012
•Panelist, USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar, La Jolla, 2012
•Panelist, MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference, Orlando, 2012
•Author, “If You Are Owed Money by A Bankruptcy Debtor, Beware of New Rule Changes!” inSight: Mortgage Law, September 2011
•Author, “Can the US Trustee “Go Fishing” for Information in Bankruptcy?,” inSight: Mortgage Law, July 2011
•Author, If You are Owed Money By a Bankruptcy Debtor, Beware of New Rule Changes, The Counselor, Fall 2011
•Speaker, Servicing Loans in Bankruptcy, USFN Loan Management & Servicing Seminar, Orlando, 2011
•Speaker, Bankruptcy Law Updates, Mortgage Servicing Academy Educational Seminars, Dallas, St. Louis, 2011
•Co-Author, Bankruptcy Rulings for Lenders and PSA Assignment, inSight: Mortgage Law, September 2011


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013
Sirote & Permutt Attorney Don Wright Elected to Mid-South Commercial Law Institute Board of Directors - 3/26/2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012
Don Wright Appointed to the Law Firm Alliance Board of Directors - 12/22/2011
Sirote Attorneys Jerry Held, Stephen Collins and Don Wright Speak at Mortgage Banking Seminar - 4/19/2011
Sirote Receives 2010 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/11/2010
Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010
31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009
Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights
  • Litigation
  • Mortgage Services
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Financial Institutions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5159  Phone
205.212.3899  Fax
University Attended:
Tennessee Technological University, B.S., Accounting, 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Tennessee, J.D., with honors, 1985
Year of First admission:
1985, Alabama


•American Bankruptcy Institute
•Commercial Law League of America
•Turnaround Management Association
•Birmingham, Alabama, and American Bar Associations
•Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, President of the Board of Directors
•Law Firm Alliance, Board of Directors, Chair
•University of Tennessee College of Law Alumni Council, Member
•USFN Bankruptcy Committee, Member
•Admitted to practice
•US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
•US District Court; Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

Capt., U.S. Army, 1976-1982
Birth Information:
Opelika, Alabama, June 8, 1954

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