Cara M. Wright


Columbus, OH | Tampa, FL
D 614.699.2386


B.A. English, University of Cincinnati 2005, summa cum laude, University Distinguished Honors Scholar

J.D. University of Cincinnati 2008, Dean’s List, Summer Public Interest Law Fellow


Cara Wright is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Columbus, Ohio office. Ms. Wright has had the privilege of representing clients in a diverse array of cases throughout Ohio. 

Ms. Wright has had the privilege of representing Ohio political subdivision in cases involving civil rights and government liability.  Ms. Wright has successfully defended clients in cases involving the use of deadly force, in-custody suicides and claims related to medical care provided to inmates.  Ms. Wright also represented public and private employers in a multitude of claims, including those arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the FMLA.  Ms. Wright has significant experience handling premises liability and dram-shop claims brought against business owners, bars and restaurants.  Ms. Wright has also had the privilege to represent professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists, accountants and attorneys in claims of professional negligence.

Ms. Wright also has focused her practice on appellate advocacy, handling appeals before both the Ohio state courts and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In her “free” time, you can find Ms. Wright chasing after her four kids, cheering at youth baseball games and dance recitals. 

Bar Admissions



Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Representative Cases & Clients

Trimbach v. Bath Township, 175 N.E.3d 605 (2nd Dist.2021)

Bressi v. Irwin, 175 N.E.3d 979 (11th Dist.2021)

Feucht v. Triad School Board of Education, 425 F.Supp.3d 914 (S.D. Ohio 2019)

Engler v. Arnold, 209 F.Supp.3d 988 (N.D. Ohio 2016)

Sunderland v. Liberty Township Board of Zoning Appeals, 5th Dist. No. 20 CAH 06 0023, 2021-Ohio-353 (Feb 5, 2021)

O’Donnell v. Ohio Board of Education of Indian Lake Local School District, 3rd Dist. No. 8-18-048, 2019-Ohio-4521 (Nov. 4, 2019).


Florida State Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association


Awards and Recognition

Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Star for Local/State Municipal Law by Super Lawyer magazine (2016-2022).