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todd-wrightTodd A. Wright

Senior Counsel

t: 904.345.3284
e: todd.wright@adblegal.com

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About Todd

Todd A. Wright’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of employers and educational institutions in employment, labor and business matters.


Practice Areas

Civil Rights Litigation

Represents employers in civil rights litigation involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and state-law equivalents

Whistleblower Litigation

Represents employers in claims under Florida’s public and private whistleblower statutes

Wage and Hour Litigation

Represents employers with issues arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including investigations conducted by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor

Non-Competition Agreements

Experienced in both the preparation and litigation of employment agreements involving restrictive covenants

Educational Law

Provides general advice and counsel to educational institutions and represents educational institutions in employment matters, Title IX issues, governance issues, disability claims, general litigation, student grievances and faculty issues

General Advice and Counsel

Provides general advice and counsel to employers regarding a variety of matters including employee benefits, disability accommodations, reductions in force, non-compete agreements, employee hiring, executive employment issues, wage and hour issues, and the drafting of employment handbooks and policies

Website Accessibility Litigation

Represents companies in litigation involving website accessibility claims under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act


 

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Alexander DeGance Barnett, Todd worked for a statewide, AV Rated civil defense firm, where he primarily focused in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith/extra-contractual liability litigation. In addition, Todd handled property and casualty, construction, employer liability, homeowners, and product liability matters. Prior to private practice, Todd served as a Judicial Staff Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida where he assisted judges in a wide variety of matters including complex civil litigation, class action litigation, commercial litigation and capital criminal litigation. Mr. Wright has on several occasions been appointed by the Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit as a Special Master to preside over evidentiary hearings regarding requests for belated appeals.


Publications

A Green Solution to Climate Change: The Hybrid Approach to Crediting Reductions in Tropical Deforestation, 20 Duke Envtl. L. & Pol’y F. 87 (2009) (with Randall Abate)


Speaking Engagements

Navigating Hot Topics Under the ADA, 2018 SHRM Jacksonville Annual Conference


Memberships

  • Barrister, Chester Bedell American Inn of Court
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • National  Association of College and University Attorneys

Community Involvement

  • The First Tee of North Florida, Board Member

Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D.
  • James Madison University, B.A.

Outside of the Office

Todd is originally from Virginia Beach, VA.  Todd is an avid sports fan, and his main hobbies are golf and surfing.