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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2002, UMKC Law Review, Note & Comment Editor; Urban Lawyer; Negotiation Team; Moot Court Trial Team; H. Michael Coburn Scholarship; Order of the Barristers
    • B.J., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999, Broadcast Journalism; Curator's Scholarship; University of Missouri Baseball Team
  • Court Admissions
    • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2013
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2007
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2018
Having grown up in rural northwest Missouri, Seth Wright combines his small town values with big firm representation to provide practical solutions for clients, both large and small. Seth has a depth of litigation experience in a wide range of civil disputes, including large, complex cases.

His practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals on a wide variety of disputes, with a concentration in commercial litigation. Seth became an accomplished litigator at a young age. He has been recognized as both a “Rising Star” and an “Up and Coming Lawyer.” Seth can handle any case from start to finish. He has first chair jury trial experience and has also practiced in various appellate courts. His practice includes both state and federal courts across the nation.

Seth has developed a regional and national expertise in both agri-business and renewable energy disputes. He has represented some of the nation's largest renewable energy companies in a variety of disputes and jurisdictions. Additionally, Seth represents a number of farmers, ranchers, community groups, landowners, and small businesses relating to their agri-business needs and services. Seth has an excellent understanding of the multi-dimensionality and individuality of these cases while navigating the vast agribusiness industry of the 21st Century.

Seth's dedication to his community continues well beyond his commitment to clients of the firm. In addition to his professional experience, Seth has served on a number of boards and committees as a contributing member and also as the committee chairs and presidents. He is currently the President of the St. Joseph School District Board of Education. His involvement with local boards provides a deeper background and stronger local relationships that benefit our clients.

  • Ideker Farms, Inc., et al. v. U.S.A., Case No. 14-cv-00183-NBF, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  Represents 372 farmers, landowners and small businesses alleging an unlawful taking of private property without just compensation due to atypical and recurrent flooding along the Missouri River.  In March of 2018, the court ruled for Plaintiffs.  The case now moves to a second phase to address damages and remaining liability issues. 
  • Wilson v. The Township Board of Colfax Township, DeKalb County, Missouri, et al., Case No. 16DK-CC00053.  Represented renewable energy company involving a dispute over the construction of a wind farm in Colfax Township, DeKalb County, Missouri.  Following the deposition of the plaintiff, the case was dismissed. 
  • Osborn Wind Energy, LLC, et al. v. Washington Township Zoning Administrator, Case No. 17DK-CC00086.  Represents renewable energy company involving dispute over the proper adoption of local zoning ordinances involving the construction of a commercial wind energy conversion system.
  • Osborn Wind Energy, LLC, et al. v. The Clinton County Commission, et al., Case No. 17AE-CC00019.  Represented renewable energy company at hearings before the planning and zoning commission, and resulting litigation, over the proper adoption of local zoning ordinances involving the construction of a commercial wind energy conversion system.  Represented a plaintiff who was a construction worker and sustained catastrophic injuries after falling down an elevator shaft at the United Building in St. Joseph, Mo. After a two-week jury trial, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs.
  • Represented plaintiff funeral home owners to enforce a non-compete covenant. Also able to obtain an injunction against the infringing former employee. After a seven-day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict for plaintiffs.
  • Represented defendant Worth County, Mo., in a wrongful death action. The mother of a 16-year-old died in an automobile accident and sued the county where the accident occurred alleging the accident was caused by negligent road construction and maintenance. Obtained a jury verdict in favor of defendant.
  • Represented defendant City of St. Joseph, Mo., in a personal injury lawsuit involving a trip and fall on a sidewalk. Obtained a jury verdict in favor of defendant.
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Quoted, Missouri Farmer Today
July 22, 2019
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Quoted, Farm Journal
April 1, 2019
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Quoted, Feedstuffs.com
March 21, 2019
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Farmers Win Battle Against Army Corps of Engineers, Fight Not Over
Quoted, AG WEB, powered by Farm Journal
August 13, 2018
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Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Volume 21, No. 34 (August 20, 2007)
  • Volume 17, No. 62 (January 19, 2004)
  • Volume 18, No. 29 (July 19, 2004)
  • Volume 18, No. 32 (August 19, 2004)
2004-2007