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Heidi A. Coughlin

Heidi Coughlin
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Heidi Coughlin is the Managing Shareholder of Wright & Greenhill P.C. She is the youngest person to hold this position in over 20 years. In addition to other honors, she has been named a Texas Top 100 Rising Star Super Lawyer, a Texas Top 50 Female Rising Star, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer or Rising Star every year since 2014. In 2020, Heidi’s trial experience earned her an invitation to join the prestigious ranks of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). She believes deeply in the jury system and strives to exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity, and professionalism in her work on behalf of clients.

Heidi represents individuals, businesses, and corporations in numerous types of civil and commercial litigation, including matters in which parties sought the recovery of millions of dollars. She is a seasoned trial attorney who has argued numerous cases to jury verdicts and takes clients on both sides of the docket. As defense counsel, she has won verdicts and summary judgements that she and her team have defended up to the Texas Supreme Court. As plaintiff’s counsel, she has handled complex litigation against the nation’s largest law firms and has successfully prosecuted catastrophic personal injury cases.

Lastly, Heidi is one of the first—if not the first—attorney to practice cannabis law in Texas. Since the inception of the Compassionate Use Act, she has served as regulatory counsel for the only Texas-based company lawfully selling low-THC cannabis in the state. She has a deep understanding of these laws and regulations that makes her well-equipped to advise companies involved in Hemp or CBD businesses as they navigate a complex legal landscape.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • 2007
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Communications
  • University of Cape Town Faculty of Law, Cape Town
    • 2006
    • Major: Human Rights Law

Professional Associations

  • ABOTA Treasurer, 2023-2024
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member 2020
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Vice President, Chair, 2015 to 2016
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Director at Large, Chair, 2012 to 2014
  • Austin Bar Association, Google Task Force Member, Chair, 2012
  • Austin Bar Association, Bench Bar Fundraising Chair, 2009 to 2013
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy Faculty, Chair, 2014
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Executive Board 2010-2012

Practice Areas

  • Cannabis Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • Contract Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Death and Personal Injury
  • Defamation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Internet Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Litigation
  • Qui Tam, Whistleblower Actions

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas