John Wright has been elected as the new President of McDonald Sanders Law Firm. Wright, who has been with the firm since 1988, focuses his practice on business organizations and commercial transactions, real estate, probate, estate and trust, and related litigation.

McDonald Sanders, as it is known today, was founded in 1951, by Atwood McDonald, Earnest Sanders, Marcus Ginsburg, Olcott Phillips and Robert Maddox. In 1990, the firm reorganized as a professional corporation and Rick Sorenson was elected the firm’s first President. He remained in that leadership role until John was elected in December of 2022.

“John Wright’s election as President of McDonald Sanders is a natural progression. John is not only an outstanding lawyer in his own right but a proven leader who has been at the core of our firm’s management for many years. He knows well that the strength of our law firm is a shared commitment to our clients backed by our dedication to delivering excellent professional services and results. I am excited about his taking the helm and furthering our mission and growth while continuing our tradition of advocacy with integrity. John is the right person to preside over the next generation of the firm’s leadership,” said Sorenson.

“To serve our firm in this role is such a privilege and an honor, and especially to follow Rick after so many years of tireless and selfless leadership,” said Wright.

Currently, the firm’s 13 shareholders and directors are Rick Sorenson, Kevin Kuenzli, Robert Ginsburg, Rory Divin, George Haratsis, John Wright, Nick Bettinger, Richard DeBerry, Jennifer Littman, Russell Devenport, Donald Kaczkowski, Ryan Damiano, and Grant Sorenson.

Nick Bettinger, a past Tarrant County Bar Association President and director, who has worked with John for many years, said, “John has been my friend and colleague for over 30 years, and I know he is invaluable to our organization.”

John and his wife, Diane, enjoy playing golf at Colonial Country Club when he’s not at the firm’s downtown Fort Worth location. John also served for five years as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Hill School of Fort Worth, and served many years on the Board of Directors of A Wish With Wings, both organizations being very special to John and Diane.

About McDonald Sanders
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