|Affiliation||New York Supreme Court|
|First Appearance||L&O: "Damaged"|
|Last Appearance||TBJ: "Truth or Consequences"|
Judge William Wright had an adversarial relationship with ADA Jack McCoy, often using his position as Judge to dismiss several of McCoy's convictions. In "Damaged", he overturns a rape conviction of a group of teenagers who had sex with a mentally retarded teenage girl, citing her testimony that it was consensual.
In "Gunshow", he overturns a conviction against a gun manufacturer, who had sold guns that could be modified to make them even more deadly, because the prosecution was unable to establish how hazardous the weapon used in a mass murder was, nor that the shooter used it as intended by the manufacturer.
- People vs. Hayden McLaughlin, Randall Baxter, and Roscoe Johnson (L&O: "Damaged")
- People vs. Dr. Bill Rudnick, Dr. Peter Michaels and Glynnis Ward (L&O: "Harm")
- Granted the defense's motion to dismiss the charge of murder in the second degree but gave the prosecution leave to amend the indictment to include a top count of criminally negligent homicide.
- Issued a bench warrant for Dr. Michaels' arrest after he failed to show up for court.
- Denied the defense's motion for a continuance on the grounds Dr. Michaels' absence would prejudice the other defendants.
- Held a hearing to determine the admissibility of the Dr. Michael's statements to his attorney Delany after he was found dead.
- Granted the prosecution's motion to call Dr. Michaels' attorney Delany to the stand to testify to what Dr. Michaels wanted to tell the prosecution.
- Granted the prosecution's motion to take leave to amend the charges back to murder in the second degree based on the new information.
- People vs. Mr. Weber (L&O: "Gunshow")
- People vs. Carl Reger (L&O: "Dissonance")
- People vs. Justin Burch and Danny Wallace (TBJ: "Truth or Consequences")
- Denied the defense's motion to introduce Kristen Ames's prior sexual history at trial.
- Adjourned court after Carter changes his story on the stand to give prosecution time to impeach him on his credibility.
- Granted the defense's motion to join Birch and Wallace's trials.