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Hi I'm Wright A. Noel

I am the father of 5, a lawyer, a wrestling coach, happily married, living in Issaquah, Washington, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 40 something father of 5 with a beautiful wife. I love sports, being involved in the community, and working with teenagers. I was born in Bend Oregon but raised on a 150 cow dairy farm in Southeastern Idaho. It was a wonderful life. The summers were full of early mornings moving pipe, afternoons of hauling hay and working with the animals, and usually four hours of milking cows tossed in there at some point. I grew up with olympic dreams that were tempered by a knee injury my senior year in high school. I was blessed to be able pay for college with wrestling scholarships. I attend law school at the University of Washington. After clerking and spending several years at a national law firm, I started my own law firm. It has grown to 5 attorneys with an emphasis in business law. We are all active in the community and enjoy both helping individual clients and the community through participation in Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and school district committees. I love being involved in my children’s life. I have spent years coaching youth soccer and baseball; and have a love hate relationship with organized youth sports. I love the fun youth have in being active and working together. I love watching a young woman or young man catch a vision of what they can accomplish and start working to achieve their dreams. But the organized sports pressure to have kids dedicate themselves to one sport at a young age and to travel the country competing, drives me crazy.

Why I am a Mormon

In Oregon I was the one of two boys in my Junior High class that was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When we moved to Idaho, all but two or three students in my class were LDS. It was an interesting experience that challenged me to examine why I was a Mormon. My first love of the scriptures was and is the New Testament. I love the stories of the life of the Savior, and maybe it is the attorney in me, but the writings of Paul have always spoken to me. As I thought about serving a mission for the Church, I spent a fair amount of time thinking about my relationship with God. Through numerous very personal experiences, I knew what I should do. I served a mission to Nashville TN and loved being with the people in the South. I loved talking religion with people that studied religion and were honestly striving to follow God. We did not always agree but I always tried to leave those discussions with everyone involved knowing that we were all blessed to be honestly striving to follow God. I love the LDS faith. It's doctrines and precepts have given be great freedom and those same doctrines answer all of life's thorny questions. But most importantly, it has enhanced my relationship with my Savior and gives me great peace and strength in my efforts to be a better father, husband, and citizen.

How I live my faith

For the past six years I have worked with the youth in the church. For about five years as a regional youth leader organizing youth events for several hundred youth and training adults on how to be more effective in their efforts to work with the youth in their congregations. Then for the past year I have had the pleasure of working with the 13-14 year old young men in my congregation. What a blast. We have explored caves, floated down rivers, and learned many outdoor skills. Thanks to the information and manuals provided by the Boy Scouts of America, we have been able to help the young men learn leadership skills, develop talents, and stay safe. That said, I also try to live my religion every day in the way that I deal with people during work and in the way that I live my life. Sometimes this is a challenge when opposing counsel pushes the lines or a client wants things that just are not in line with the way I believe in practicing law. I have found strength and success in following the Saviors direction in all parts of my life.