Douglas Wright was a partner at Holland & Knight
Former attorney Douglas Wright passed away on Sunday, the day after a cardiac arrest occurred in the water. He was 60. Wright was a partner in the Miami office of Holland & Knight. He was the first African-American to be named Outstanding Outside Counsel of the Year. A Harvard law professor, he also helped establish professional ties between African-American lawyers and corporate legal departments. Wright was honored by Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest legal directory. According to his obituary, he was found floating in the water near Clearwater, Florida.
He was a Vietnam veteran
A Vietnam veteran, Doug Wright Holland served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. A Vietnam veteran by profession, he later went on to earn a J.D. from Bowie State University. He also completed an LL.M. in taxation, which he used to become a partner at Holland & Knight. After returning to the United States, Wright served on several boards, including the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. He is a father of three children and is an active member of numerous organizations.
He was a father of three
Known as a “family man” by friends, Doug Wright Holland and Knight served the public through his work at a law firm. He served as a senior manager in several areas of the company including human resources, accounting, and marketing. Despite his busy schedule, he continued to give his clients the same kind of attention he gave to his work. Besides serving his clients, Wright served on the boards of several local organizations, including the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Throughout his professional life, he was devoted to his family and community, and he was an extremely proud father.
He was a board member
As the Fort Lauderdale office chair, Mr. Levenson oversees community service projects and intake of pro bono matters. He has worked pro bono for over 700 hours and is currently representing military veterans through the United Way’s MISSION UNITED program. He has served on the boards of many nonprofits and the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation. He also teaches and speaks about intellectual property issues to community groups and students.
He was a chief
During his career at Holland & Knight, Doug Wright was a prominent attorney and served on the firm’s board of directors. He was also active in several philanthropic organizations. In addition to his work for the firm, Wright was a dedicated volunteer and emeritus faculty at Levin School of Law. In addition to his law practice, Wright served on the board of Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay and the Salvation Army.
He was a mentor
After a long career in the legal industry, Doug Wright joined the Council of Advisors at the Bob Graham Center, where he devoted himself to the organization’s mission. A member of the Board of Advisors at the Bob Graham Center, he also supported the nonprofit organization’s work in the community. In his spare time, he was an active member of various organizations, including the United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay and Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay. In addition to his work, Wright was a father of three daughters. His compassion was also remembered by Steven Sonberg, who recalled his mentor’s compassion and kindness.
He was a motivator
Doug Wright was a dedicated partner at Holland & Knight. He oversaw human resources, information technology, and calculation functions at the law firm. A gentleman and scholar, Wright enjoyed keeping out of the spotlight, but was a great motivator. He was also a committed member of the community and a member of several boards. We lost a great friend and colleague. Let us remember Doug Wright, and the many people he influenced.