In 1981, Russel W. Wray earned a B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and in 1984, a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University. Mr. Wray is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has practiced law in Baton Rouge since 1984, and is currently a partner in Wray & Pierce, L.L.P. He has represented general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, and owners, as well as trade groups such as LAGC and LAPA, in construction arbitration, mediation, and litigation. Mr. Wray has appeared before the Louisiana legislature on construction industry issues and has worked with the Louisiana State Law Institute. He was Programming Chairman for the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inns of Court Chapter in 1993 and 1994. Mr. Wray has conducted Public Bid Law and Construction Law workshops and seminars for the Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors, the Consulting Engineers Council of Louisiana, Inc., Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc., American Institute of Architects, LSU Law School, and Lorman.
He has acted as a moderator for the panel discussion program at both the LAGC Summer Conference and the Critical Issues Summit. He often speaks on topics pertinent to the construction industry such as the uniform bid form, illegal immigration and current developments in the public bid law. Mr. Wray has published a number of articles in Action News by Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc. on construction topics and was the Louisiana case note editor for Construct! Published by the Construction Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association. Mr. Wray has also been a guest lecturer for the Construction Management Department at LSU, LAGC and other organizations.
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