About Us

Wray & Pierce, L.L.P. was formed in May 1999 by W.P. Wray, Russel W. Wray and Christopher P. Pierce, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was then the continuation of a forty year law practice with emphasis on construction law and civil litigation throughout Louisiana. As of October 19, 2012, Wray & Pierce, L.L.P. relocated its offices to St. Francisville, Louisiana, a small historic community a few minutes north of downtown Baton Rouge. The attorneys of Wray & Pierce, L.L.P. 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 & Pierce, L.L.P. have managed issues, whether 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, Plaquemines Parish. Wray & Pierce, L.L.P. 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
  • Drafting legislation or contract clauses