Wray & Associates is the continuation of Wray & Pierce, L.L.P., which was formed in May 1999 by W.P. Wray, Russel W. Wray, and Chris Pierce, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was itself the continuation of a forty year law practice with an emphasis on construction law and civil litigation throughout Louisiana. As of October 19, 2012, Wray & Associates relocated its offices to St. Francisville, Louisiana, a small historic community a few minutes north of downtown Baton Rouge. The attorneys of Wray & Associates continue to serve the construction industry, businesses, and individuals in the practice of law, throughout Louisiana, as we have done for these many years.
The attorneys of Wray & Associates have managed issues, whether by litigation, arbitration, mediation, or less formal negotiated settlements, for general contractors, subcontractors, trade associations (LAGC, LAPA, CAAL, AGC of Shreveport), suppliers, owners, sureties, design professionals, and individuals involving construction matters, as well as other matters for businesses and individuals unrelated to construction (zoning matters, tort suits, property disputes, collections, franchise disputes, wills, trusts and successions, etc.) throughout Louisiana, including, but not limited to: Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Gretna, Shreveport, Ruston, Monroe, Lafayette, New Iberia, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Natchitoches, Many, Plaquemine, Donaldsonville, Downsville, Napoleonville, Convent, DeRidder, Gonzales, St. Bernard Parish, and Plaquemines Parish. Wray & Associates manages litigation in both state and federal courts in Louisiana.
Our experience with construction projects include:
- Public bidding disputes (injunction, mandamus, damages, recovery of attorneys fees for same);
- Closed specification cases on public works;
- Defects in concrete and asphalt paving;
- Interpretation of ambiguous plans and specifications;
- Defects in materials;
- Latent subsurface soil conditions and other differing site conditions;
- Design deficiencies and construction defects concerning highways, roadways, bridges, structural steel, coating and painting, commercial buildings, pile driving, earthworks, sewage treatment plants, drainage structures and industrial facilities;
- Disruption or delay due to various causes in all types of construction projects, public and private;
- Subcontractor and supplier claims;
- Commercial and residential projects;
- Liens and payment issues;
- Contract interpretation issues;
- Statutory interpretation and public policy issues;
- Claims concerning designers, inspectors, architects, and engineers for economic damages; and
- Drafting legislation or contract clauses.