Jerry M. Wright Jr.

Location:
201 Concourse Boulevard, Suite 101
Glen Allen, VA  23059
Telephone: 804-346-5400
Fax: 804-965-9919

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Biography

Jerry M. Wright, Jr. is an attorney in the firm’s Richmond (Glen Allen) office and was named a principal in the firm in 2015. His practice is devoted to community association law, providing counsel and advice to the firm’s clients on matters such as covenant enforcement, contracts, transition from developer, fair housing, collections, general real estate law and client matters before Virginia’s Common Interest Community Board. Having come to the firm from the Supreme Court of Virginia, where he served the Court for six years as Senior Staff Attorney, Jerry also provides counsel from an appellate perspective to the firm’s litigation clients.

Jerry is actively involved with the Central Virginia Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (“CVCCAI”). He was elected to the CVCCAI’s Board of Directors in 2007, and served as its President in 2009 and 2010. Jerry has taught several classes on community association law, including seminars for the CAI National Conference and the CVCCAI, and a Continuing Legal Education course for the Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Va.  Jerry serves as a Delegate on the Virginia Legislative Coalition, now CAI’s VALAC, a cooperative joint effort between the three CAI Chapters in Virginia, coordinating the CAI’s legislative efforts with the Virginia General Assembly throughout the year.  He was awarded the CVCCAI President’s Award in 2013.

Jerry also sits on the Virginia Housing Commission’s Common Interest Community Work Group and Housing and Environmental Standards Work Group. These Work Groups assist the Virginia Housing Commission with studying and providing recommendations to the Virginia General Assembly relating to housing in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including common interest community, safety and environmental matters.

Focus areas in community association law

  • General counseling and representation
  • Covenant enforcement
  • Contracts
  • Transition from developer
  • Condominium warranty disputes
  • Fair housing
  • Collections
  • General real estate
  • Contract negotiations
  • Bylaw interpretation and amendments

Education

  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Va., T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1991
    • Member, University of Richmond Law Review
    • Justice, T.C. Williams School of Law Honor Court
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., B.B.A., 1986

Admitted

  • 1991, Virginia Supreme Court
  • 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • 2008, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 2008, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional associations

  • Virginia State Bar, Real Estate Section
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Real Estate Section
  • Central Virginia Chapter of Community Associations Institute, Director and Past President
  • Virginia Legislative Action Committee, CAI, Lobbyist
  • Virginia Housing Commission
    • Common Interest Community Work Group
    • Housing & Environmental Standards Work Group

Awards

  • Past President’s Award, Central Virginia Chapter of CAI, 2010

Notable cases

  • Rolling Hill at Battlefield Green Community Ass’n v. Witherow, CL07000640-00 (Hanover Circuit Court, 2008)
  • Westgate at Williamsburg v. 752, LLC, 270 Va. 566 (Virginia Supreme Court, 2005)

Seminars

  • “Practical Ways to Prevent and Mitigate Disruptive Behavior,” CAI National Webinar, 2011
  • “Getting Elvis to Leave the Building and Other Practical Ways to Restore Order,” CAI National Conference, 2010
  • “Va. CICB and Legislative Update,” CVCCAI Trade Show — 2009, 2010, 2011
  • “Virginia Legislative Update,” Virginia Leadership Retreat — 2009, 2010, 2011
  • “Legal Aspects of Community Associations — Collections and Foreclosures,” Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, 2009
  • “Community Association Law,” Richmond Bar Association, CLE Course, 2008

Articles

  • “Selected Residential Real Estate Issues for the General Practitioner,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Journal, 2003

Career history

  • Senior Staff Attorney, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1997 – 2003
  • Law Office of Jerry M. Wright, Portsmouth, VA, 1993 – 1997
  • Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1991 – 1993
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