Christopher Pierce

Christopher P. Pierce was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 26, 1959.  He graduated with honors with an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University in 1981.  Chris also earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Louisiana State University Law Center in 1984.  He practices in the areas of public, commercial and residential construction, along with general business and contract litigation, wills, successions, and constitutional law.

Chris is active in the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Lawyer in the Classroom Program and High School Mock Trial Program.  He conducted the 1998 Construction Contracting for Public Entities seminar (Lorman), 1999 and 2000 Louisiana Lien Law seminars (Lorman), 2001 Louisiana Construction Issues seminar (Lorman), and has presented and participated in many seminars for the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc.

Contact:

chrisp@wraylaw.com

Phone: (225) 315-5375

P.O. Box 77260, Baton Rouge, LA 70879

Practice Areas: Civil Practice; Construction Litigation; Successions; Public Contract Law; Public Bid Law; Public Works Act; Private Works Act; and New Home Warranty Act Claims.

Admitted: 1985, Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: Louisiana State University and A. and M. College, J.D., 1984.

College: Louisiana State University and A. and M. College, B.A., 1981.

Born: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 26, 1959.

ISLN: 904428733

Current Employment Positions:

Partner

Year Joined Organization:

1999

Birth Information:

1959, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America 


Areas Of Practice

Contracts

Litigation & Appeals

Probate & Estate Administration

Construction Contracts

Construction Law

Construction Liens

Constitutional Law


Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 1985

U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1985

U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, 1992

U.S. Supreme Court, 1997


Education

Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1984 - J.D.

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1981 - B.A.

Honors: Cum Laude

Major: Political Science


Representative Cases

C.R. Kirby Contractors, Inc. v. City of Baton Rouge, 612 So.2d 132 (La.App. 1 Cir. 1992).

Clegg Concrete, Inc. v. Bonfanti-Fackrell, Ltd., 532 So.2d 465 (La.App. 1Cir. 1988).

D&O Contractors, Inc. v. St. Charles Parish, 00-882 (La.App. 5 Cir. 2/28/01); 778 So.2d 1285.

Dale J. Politz, Jr. v. Randy Key Construction, Inc., Key Construction and Remodeling, Randy Key Construction, Key Construction, Randy Key, State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, XYZ Insurance Company, 2001-2172 (La.App. 1 Cir. 10/2/02); 836 So.2d 168.

D’Arbonne Construction Co., Inc. v. Union Parish Police Jury, 31-834 (La.App. 2 Cir. 5/5/99); 736 So.2d 981.

Diamond B Construction Company, Inc. v. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, 2002-0573 (La.App. 1 Cir. 2/14/03); 845 So.2d 429.

International River Center v. Henry C. Beck Company, et al, 95-1396 (La.App. 4 Cir. 4/10/96), 672 So.2d 1160.

Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc., et al v. Calcasieu Parish School Board, 586 So.2d 1354 (La.1991).

Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc. v. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Louisiana Agriculture Finance Authority, and Bob Odom, Commissioner, 2003-2501 (La.App. 1 Cir. 12/17/04); 897 So.2d 699.

Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc. v. New Orleans Aviation Board, 1999-0025 (La. 7/7/99); 764 So.2d 31.

Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc. v. State of Louisiana, Through the Division of Administration, 95-2105 (La. 3/8/96); 669 So.2d 1185.

Louisiana Paving Co., Inc. v. St. Charles Parish Public Schools, 604 So.2d 593 (La.App. 5 Cir. 1992).

M.P.G. Construction, Inc. and Alpha Painting & Construction Co., A Joint Venture v. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, 2003-0164 (La.App. 1 Cir. 4/2/04); 878 So.2d 624.

Netherton Company, Inc. v. Caddo-Shreveport Sales and Use Tax Commission, 621 So.2d 22 (La.App. 2 Cir. 1993).

New Orleans Rosenbush Claims Service, Inc. v. City of New Orleans, 94-2223 (La. 4/10/95); 653 So.2d 538.

Sphorer v. Spohrer, 610 So.2d 849 (La.App. 1 Cir. 1992).

State of Louisiana v. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co., 577 So.2d 1037 (La.App. 4 Cir. 1991).

State of Louisiana Through the Division of Administration v. McInnis Brothers Construction, 97-0742 (La. 10/21/97); 701 So.2d 937.

V.C. Nora, Jr. Building & Remodeling, Inc. v. State of Louisiana Through the Department of Transportation and Development, 93-1469 (La.App. 3 Cir. 3/30/94); 635 So.2d 466.


Classes/Seminars Taught

LSU Construction Management Classes, Liens, 2002, 2003

Louisiana Associated General Contractors,  Inc. District seminars 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.

Louisiana Construction Lien Law, Lorman Business Center, 1999, 2000, 2001

Construction Contracting for Public Entities, Lorman Business Center, 1997, 1998

Russell Moore Lumber Company Seminar - Private Works Act, 2004

Women in Construction Seminar - Public Works Act, 2005


Past Employment Positions

Wray & Kracht, Partner, 1995 - 1999

Wray, Robinson & Kracht, Associate, 1985 - 1995


Pro Bono Activities

Lawyer in Class Program

High School Mock Trial Program