Stephan Wright

Professional Background

Stephan moved to Chattanooga in 2013 after practicing law in Northeast Ohio for a decade. Stephan has a wealth of litigation and transactional experience, having counseled clients from starting up, to effectively managing and resolving unforeseen conflicts.

Of Counsel Attorney

Stephan Wright, Of Attorney in Nashville

Stephan Wright

Located in Nashville TN

Stephan enjoys trying cases and has been a trial attorney his entire career. His litigation practice focuses on commercial disputes and business litigation. In addition, Stephan has successfully handled numerous probate and estate disputes such as will contests and conflicts involving trusts. Stephan also represents injured parties, persons involved in real estate disputes, and other general litigation matters. Over the years, Stephan has tried numerous bench and jury trials in both state and federal court and has handled appeals throughout Ohio and Tennessee.

In addition to his broad litigation experience, Stephan routinely counsels business owners on day to day questions they face on corporate matters, business questions, and buy-sell issues. Stephan's business clients range from single owner operations to multi-state businesses. Stephan’s medical and dental professional clients regularly consult with him on their ongoing needs as well. Stephan’s skill set as a litigator allows him to better counsel his corporate clients in understanding their contracts and conducting a risk assessment.

Stephan graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, where he majored in both History and Zoology. He received his Juris Doctorate, graduating cum laude from The University of Akron School of Law in 2003. While at The University of Akron, he was a member of Akron’s trial team.

Highlights & Recognitions

Each year since 2009, Stephan has been named either a “Mid-South Rising Star” or an “Ohio Rising Star” as noted by Super Lawyers.


Stephan is licensed in all Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio state courts, and is admitted in the Northern and Southern District Courts of Ohio, the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Community Service

Stephan lives in Chattanooga with his wife, Heather, a teacher, and their twin daughters. They attend Christ United Methodist Church where they are both actively involved in leadership roles and small groups. Stephan is also a Barrister in the Brock-Cooper American Inn of Court in Chattanooga.

Client Testimonials

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    Our association has employed Shane Cortesi for over three years now. We have greatly appreciated his expertise for all our trademarks and copyrights. His assistance has been instrumental in protecting our association’s intellectual property. We will continue to utilize his friendly and prompt services moving forward.

    Elizabeth Martineau-Dupuis, Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.
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    Rudell Design LLC has been active in new product invention and licensing since 1975. We’ve been involved in countless licensing agreements, patent matters, and other IP adventures. This activity has included many attorneys and law firms, from very large to one-man offices.

    Rudell Design LLC (Torrance, Calif)
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    Shane and his team are great to work with. They are responsive, thorough and provide a high level of service.

    Eaglemont Entertainment, LLC (Franklin, TN)
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    We are very pleased with Shane’s management of our toy company’s IP portfolio. He brings along experience and expertise at an affordable price.

    Sam Harwell, President Big Time Toys
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    I have been paying intellectual property attorneys to protect consumer products I've been involved in for over 35 years. Shane Cortesi is my all time favorite IP attorney. He is very accessible, honest, affordable, listens well and speaks clearly and treats my money and my interests as if they were his own. Shane is the one out of 100 lawyers that give the other 99 a good name.

    Jamie O’Rourke, Nashville TN, Inventor of the FUNNOODLE Pool Noodle & Serial Entrepreneur

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