Lydia Wright


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Lydia joined Burns Charest in 2017 after representing indigent clients as a Law Fellow at Southern Poverty Law Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Her practice focuses on multidistrict litigation and prosecuting class actions in state and federal courts nationwide.

During law school at the UC Berkeley Law School, Lydia was a member of the California Law Review and received a top orator award from the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition. She then clerked for the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Prior to law school, Lydia worked with refugee communities in Amman, Jordan on a Fulbright fellowship. She also taught sixth graders on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico with Teach for America. Lydia graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington, where she studied international relations and several dialects of Arabic.

Lydia serves on the board of the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO), a coalition working to empower, assist, and organize New Orleans’ cultural community.