Phoenix's free-time is regularly devoted to his close friends, specifically Maya and Pearl (whom he affectionately nicknamed “Pearls”), and trying to make financial ends meet in between cases. Being so benevolent and easy-going sometimes leads to his friends taking advantage of him, though, like getting saddled with expensive bills such as a $3,000 camera and gourmet meal at a fancy hotel. While he protests and objects (quite vocally) to these circumstances, he will ultimately, grudgingly comply.
On the job, Phoenix adopts an 'out of the box' approach, which can be a blessing and a curse. While it’s very often seen him through to victory, there are times when his wild accusations and speculative tangents have gotten him into trouble because he lacks the decisive proof to backup his claims. This leads to him bluffing, which he’s, admittedly, very bad at.
"Scientifically speaking, his spiky hair improves his court performance by 20%!"
- Ema Skye
"Honest and noble to a fault."
- Itsuki Koizumi
"I better not find your body."
"Despite all appearances to the contrary, Wright is the finest lawyer I have had the pleasure of working with."
- Miles Edgeworth
"Mr. Nick is one of the most amazing people I have ever met!"
- Pearl Fey
"Phoenix Wright is one of the most honest people I've had the pleasure of talking to."
- the Doctor
"LOOK OUT! IT'S A GIANT! WATCH OUT, HE'S GOING TO SLAM HIS DESK AGAIN!"