LITTLE ROCK, ARK – The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association is pleased to announce that Hot Springs Circuit Judge John Homer Wright received the 2017 Outstanding Trial Judge of the Year Award. Judge Wright accepted the award at the ATLA Annual Convention on April 28th, 2017. The award is presented to a jurist who is dedicated to the preservation of the American Justice System, the right to trial by jury, and who is an outstanding jurist in his or her dedication to the preservation of individual rights, and free and fair access to the courts. Judge Wright recognizes the dignity of litigants and their advocates, and has a demonstrated reputation for protecting the rights of litigants.
“Judge Wright is widely known and respected as a fair and just trial judge,” said outgoing ATLA President Robin Smith. “Remarkably, a record nine attorneys nominated him for the Outstanding Trial Judge Award. His efforts to ensure a fair trial for every person who comes into his courtroom is paramount to upholding and protecting the civil justice system, and makes him deserving of this award.”
Judge Wright is an active member of the community, serving on the First Methodist Board of Stewards and the Garland County Library Board of Trustees. He is also a Past President chairman of the Christmas for Kids Foundation, and is the founder and presiding judge of the Garland County Drug Court.