jwright@allisonmackenzie.com
775.687.0202

Since 1979, Joan Wright has concentrated her work at the law offices of Allison MacKenzie in real estate law, resort timeshares, community associations, secured transactions, secured creditors (bankruptcy), easements and quiet title. Clients entrust their real estate matters to Joan Wright. Joan Wright holds an extensive list of affiliations with professional organizations including the Nevada State Bar Association, California State Bar Association, Washoe County Bar Association, First Judicial District Bar Association (President 1986), the Nevada Women Lawyers Association (President 1982) and Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (President 1997-2000). Upon her graduation from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1978, Joan was admitted to practice in California. She is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. She also finds the time to give back to the community through involvement with the University of Nevada, Reno Women’s Athletic Association in which she served as President in 2000 and 2001, the Brewery Arts Center, Carson Tigersharks (Masters Swimming) and the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the California Dressage Society.

Experience/Admissions

Admitted to Practice, Nevada, 1979
Admitted to Practice, California, 1978
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1979
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1978
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1979
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1986

Professional Associations & Leadership

Washoe County Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association (Vice President, 1985; President 1986)
State Bar of Nevada State Bar of California Nevada Women Lawyers Association (President, 1982)
Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (President, 1997–2000)
Inns of Court – Master

Community Leadership

Brewery Arts Center (Former President)
Historic Architectural Review Committee – Carson City
University of Nevada, Reno Women’s Athletic Association (Pack Paws) (Former President)
Sierra Nevada Chapter – CDS (Former Chairperson)
Carson Tigersharks (Masters Swimming)

Education

B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1973
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1978

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law
Resort Timeshare Law
Business Law
Business Entity Formation
Secured Transactions & Collections
Bankruptcy Law-Creditor
Community Associations
Construction Law
Commercial Transactions
Foreclosure Law
Litigation