Timothy W. Wright, III is a partner in the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. and also practices from the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Wright is experienced in the areas of transactional law, governmental affairs, public finance and litigation. His transactional practice includes the representation of issuers, underwriters and other credit parties in municipal finance transactions. Mr. Wright has also represented clients in major real estate development and other commercial transactions.
Mr. Wright has been active in a broad range of governmental affairs, including such matters as legislative oversight and analysis, international relations and policy, and community development. He has represented clients before various regulatory agencies involving environmental and energy matters. Among these are the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mr. Wright has litigated cases in the state and federal courts involving a range of commercial matters.
Mr. Wright has served as Special Counsel and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and was the Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development for the City of Chicago under two administrations. Mr. Wright has also served as President William Clinton’s first Director of Domestic Policy and in various capacities in the administrations of Presidents Clinton, George H. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as Chief of Staff for Congressman Bobby L. Rush. He has served as a Director for the Southern African Economic Development Fund and as a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He has also served as Chairman of the Sub-Saharan African Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Mr. Wright has developed close ties to leaders in the federal government and the White House, including the international arena.
In 2005, Mr. Wright was selected as one of Chicago’s “Business Leaders of Color” by Chicago United. In January 2010, Mr. Wright was one of the winners in Politics magazine’s second annual “Reed Awards,” which are presented to “political and public affairs professionals at the top of their game,” according to the magazine. Mr. Wright was an award recipient in the special category, “Best Bare-Knuckled Street Fight Victory,” for his help, as Illinois senator Roland Burris’ lead attorney, in getting the U.S. Senate to allow Burris to obtain his appointed U.S. Senate seat.
Mr. Wright is licensed to practice law in Illinois and California and is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Wright received a dual Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics from Claremont Men’s College in 1977 and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law in 1983. Mr. Wright served as Chief Justice of the UCLA Moot Court Honors Program, and was selected to deliver the commencement address in 1983. Following law school, he relocated to Chicago and clerked with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
115 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3100
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Telephone: (312) 566-0040
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Los Angeles Office
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Glendale CA 91203
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Areas of Practice:
- Governmental Liability Defense
- RE Transactions and Development/ Eminent Domain
- Regulatory and Compliance Services
- Residential Mortgage Backed Securities
- Title Insurance & Escrow
- University of California at Los Angeles, J.D. (1983)
- Claremont Men's College, B.A. (1977)