Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter

Firm Overview

Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter focus our practice on all injury, death, and insurance related matters. Including motor vehicle accidents, premises accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, product liability, workers compensation, and denial of insurance claims of all types. In addition, we handle Veterans Administration benefits claims and securities litigation.

Established in 2005 after working together in a predecessor firm, Morgan Colling & Gilbert, for over 15 years.

Example cases

See my bio page on our website. Funeral home case taken to Supreme Court: Hutt v. Union Memorial Chapel.

Main Office
801 North Orange Avenue Top Floor
Suite 830
Orlando  FL  32801
  • (407) 712-7300
  • (407) 712-7301


Free Initial Consultation?
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Ours is a contingent fee practice.
Hourly Rates
Not applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Office Manager
Beth Rivera
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Personal Injury
Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter is a Florida personal injury firm specializing in motor vehicle, premises, and medical negligence, as well as workers compensation and all types of personal injury and wrongful death.
Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter is and Orlando personal injury law firm with over ten attorneys and 25 professional staff including paralegals, legal assistants and clerical staff. Our partners have been in the profession for over 25 years together and are skilled at all types of personal injury and wrongful death litigation including medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, motor vehicle negligence and premises liability. See our website for additional information on our verdicts, settlement, and experience.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I like to represent every day people. Not big businesses.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients need to be educated by me and my staff, rather than relying on their own independent research. The laws surrounding injury, death or insurance claims are complex and intricate. Do it yourselfers can easily and unwittingly misinform themselves. I have spent over 25 years learning this field of law, and the way I see it, that knowledge is what my clients are paying me for.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We regularly review and rely upon client diaries and information.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I do not recommend that clients try to represent themselves in insurance, injury or death cases. It is just too complicated and there are many pitfalls that can cause insult to injury if the case is mishandled. Lawyers have a saying that he who represents himself has a fool for a client. In all but the simplest of legal matters, that is usually true. A good attorney is worth every penny they are paid. Do yourself a favor and hire an attorney to represent you when you are injured, are buying a house, need a will, or need any other legal advice.

Melvin B. Wright

Morgan Colling & Gilbert 1993-2005; Gurney & Handley 1988-1993; Walker Miller & Ketcham 1985-1988; all offices in Orlando, Florida.

I was raised on a family peanut and cotton farm that is still in operation in southern Georgia. I was taught to work hard and as a young man knew how to work with my hands, as well as my mind. Having labored under the hot sun, I identify and empathize with my hard working clients who find themselves entangled and their lives interrupted by injuries and legal disputes.

My staff and I pay particular attention to detail and preparation, while always keeping our eyes on the forest, over the trees.

Personal interests:

Weight and strength training, upland bird hunting, golf, reading, travel, and family.

  • Bar Number: 559857
    Florida , 1986
  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1985
    Macon, GA
  • University of Georgia
    Bachelor of Science , 1981
    Athens, GA

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